Highlassies, Lady Rangers split doubleheader
The McLennan Highlassies and Ranger Lady Rangers split today’s conference doubleheader at Bosque River Ballpark.
Ranger took game one 3-2 with a Victoria Vasquez taking the loss in the circle.
The Lady Rangers began the scoring with a run in the top of the first as Abi Haston singled, moved to second on a single by Chandon Morris, advanced to third on the walk of Shelby Neatherlin and scored on a sacrifice fly by Madi Stark.
Ranger doubled their lead with a run in the third. Haston walked and moved to second on a sacrifice by Morris. Neatherlin followed with a walk. Haston then moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on a fielder’s choice by Stark.
McLennan tied the game with two runs in the fourth. Dariann Resendez led off with a triple and scored on a double by Elizabeth Svienty. Svienty then moved to third on a sacrifice by Zayra Olguin and scored on a double by Haley Webre.
The Lady Rangers scored the winning run in the sixth. Reise Powell and Krista Cuevas both walked. Sam Brodnax then pinch hitter for a single to score Powell.
McLennan bounced back to shut out Ranger 1-0 in game two with Vannessa Castro getting the complete-game win in the circle.
The Highlassies scored the only run in the third as Victoria Gonzales singled and scored on a double by Theresa Gonzales.
McLennan will continue conference play on Wednesday, hosting Vernon for a 1 p.m. doubleheader.
Ranger 3, McLennan 2
Ranger 101 001 0 – 3 6 1
McLennan 000 200 0 – 2 3 0
Lindsey Honeycutt and Macey Marino. Kyleigh Homesley, Victoria Vasquez (3) and Estrella Guardiola. WP: Honeycutt; LP: Vasquez. Leading hitters – Ranger: Abi Haston (2-3), Madi Stark (0-2, 2 RBI) and Sam Brodnax (1-1, RBI); McLennan: Dariann Resendez (1-3, 3B), Elizabeth Svienty (1-2, 2B, RBI) and Haley Webre (1-3, 2B, RBI). Record: McLennan 29-14 (13-8).
McLennan 1, Ranger 0
Ranger 000 000 0 – 0 5 0
McLennan 001 000 x – 1 4 1
Julia Wright and Macey Marino. Vannessa Castro and Breanna Heredia. WP: Castro; LP: Wright. Leading hitters – Ranger: Shelby Neatherlin (1-3, 2B), Mackenzie Stark (1-3, 2B) and Kendra Evans (2-3); McLennan: Victoria Gonzales (2-3) and Theresa Gonzales (1-3, 2B, RBI). Record: McLennan 30-14 (14-8).