The Cougars' run to state came to a halt Monday night as South Central fell to Marissa High School in the Supersectional in Marion.
“We always wanted to play in June,” South Central coach Kurt Jones said. “Of course, June is usually the state finals.”
South Central’s ace, Tanner Bushue, got the call on just two days' rest, and he was not himself.
Jones did not make his final decision to start Bushue until Monday. His fastball reached 90 only a few times, and his curve ball was not sharp.