Highlassies shutout Temple, advanced to regional championship

Posted at 9:03 PM, May 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-07 22:03:35-04

The McLennan Highlassies shutout the Temple Lady Leopards 10-0 in the semifinal round of the Region V North Tournament at The Ballfields at Craig Ranch in McKinney. 

The Highlassies scored three runs in the top of the first. Marisa Flores singled, Theresa Gonzales drew a walk and Victoria Gonzales singled to load the bases. Elizabeth Svienty walked, bringing Flores in to score. Andrea Gonzales was hit by the pitch, bringing Theresa Gonzales in to score. Haley Webre followed with a single to score Victoria Gonzales.

McLennan exploded for five runs in the second. Dariann Resendez was hit by the pitch and Theresa Gonzales singled. Both runners scored on a double by Victoria Gonzales. Serena Saldivar was hit by the pitch and Elizabeth Svienty bunted for a single, loading the bases. Andrea Gonzales walked, bringing Victoria Gonzales in to score. Webre followed with a fielder's choice, putting Saldivar out at the plate. Rachel Ripley singled to score Svienty. Andrea Gonzales then scored on a single by Resendez. 

The Highlassies added one run in the third as Theresa Gonzales was safe on a bunt, advanced to second on a Temple error, moved to third on a single by Saldivar and scored on a bunt single by Svienty.

The final McLennan run came in the top of the fifth on Victoria Gonzales' solo home run.

McLennan advances to the championship game at noon Sunday, taking on Temple, Weatherford or North Central. The winner of the Region V Tournament will advanced to the NJCAA Division I National Championships in St. George, Utah.

McLennan 10, Temple 0
McLennan 351 01 – 10 14 2
Temple 000 00 – 0 2 1
Kayleigh Williams and Andrea Gonzales. Lexi Smith, Carrigan Chambers (2) and Sara Ralston. WP: Williams; LP: Smith. Leading hitters – McLennan: Dariann Resendez (1-3, RBI), Theresa Gonzales (1-3, RBI), Victoria Gonzales (3-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI), Elizabeth Svienty (2-3, 2 RBI), Andrea Gonzales (2-2, 2 RBI), Haley Webre (1-4, RBI) and Rachel Ripley (1-1, RBI); Temple: Stephanie Marmolejo (2-2). Record: McLennan 41-11 (26-6).