The McLennan Highlanders picked up two conference wins over the Cisco Wranglers today at Bosque River Ballpark.
In game one, the Highlanders needed an extra inning to come from behind to defeat the Wrangles 5-4 with Palmer Wenzel getting the win.
Cisco scored three runs in the top of the second. Grant Reuben singled and Calvin Hernandez drew a walk. Both runners scored on a double by Jax Biggers. Biggers then scored on a single by Delvin Granberg.
McLennan got on the board with two runs in the fourth. Tucker Johnson doubled and scored on a triple by James Rudkin. Rudkin then scored on a single by Brendan Venter.
The Wranglers added one run in the sixth as Henry Rodriguez singled, advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Noah Lee, moved to third on a double by Biggers and scored on a single by Zachary Rheams.
The Highlanders tied the game with two runs in the bottom of the seventh. Dimas Ojeda singled and Chris Roller doubled. Both runners scored on a single by Mario Vela.
McLennan sealed the win with a run in the bottom of the eighth. Venter singled, advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Noah McGowan and moved to third on a ground out by Brock Morrison. Ojeda followed with the walk-off single to score Venter and end the game.
The Highlanders defeated the Wranglers 5-3 in the nightcap with Mark Doerries getting the win.
Cisco scored one run in the top of the first as Delvin Granberg doubled and scored on a double by Ryan Nelson.
McLennan took the lead with two runs in the bottom of the first as Johnson walked and scored on a homer by Venter.
The Wranglers tied the game with a run in the second. Hernandez walked but was out at second on a fielder's choice by Anthony Jones. Jones moved to second on a ground out by Rodriguez and scored on a single by Lee.
The Highlanders regained the lead with two runs in the bottom of the second. Ojeda singled and Roller was safe at first on a bunt. Both runners scored on a double by Johnson.
Cisco's final run came in the fourth. Reuben singled, Hernandez walked and Jones was safe at first on a Highlander error, loading the bases. Reuben then scored on a sacrifice bunt by Rodriguez.
McGowan's solo home run in the sixth rounded out the scoring for McLennan.
McLennan 5, Cisco 4
Cisco 030 001 00 – 4 9 1
McLennan 000 200 21 – 5 11 0
Jeb Bargfeldt, Trae Patterson (7) and Noah Lee. Reece Calvert, Palmer Wenzel (6) and Cory Voss. WP: Wenzel; LP: Patterson. Leading hitters – Cisco: Jax Biggers (2-5, 2 RBI), Delvin Granberg (1-2, RBI), Zachary Rheams (2-3, 2B, RBI) and Grant Reuben (2-3); McLennan: Tucker Johnson (2-4, 2B), James Rudkin (1-4, 3B, RBI), Brendan Venter (2-4, RBI), Dimas Ojeda (2-4, RBI), Chris Roller 92-3, 2B) and Mario Vela (2-3, 2 RBI). Record: McLennan 22-5 (5-2)
McLennan 5, Cisco 3
Cisco 110 100 0 – 3 7 1
McLennan 220 001 x – 5 7 1
Korey Rasure and Noah Lee. Collin Sharp, Mark Doerries (4) and Nic Motley. WP: Doerries; LP: Rasure. Leading hitters – Cisco: Delvin Granberg (2-4, 2B), Ryan Nelson (1-4, 2B, RBI), Grant Reuben (2-4), Henry Rodriguez (1-2, RBI) and Noah Lee (1-3, RBI); McLennan: Tucker Johnson (1-2, 2B, 2 RBI), Brendan Venter (1-3, HR, 2 RBI), Noah McGowan (1-3, HR, RBI) and Chris Roller (2-2). Record: McLennan 23-5 (6-2).