Highlassies, Lady Lions split doubleheader

Posted at 6:18 PM, Apr 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-24 19:18:05-04

It was a tale of two games this afternoon at Bosque River Ballpark as the McLennan Highlassies and North Central Lady Lions split a conference doubleheader.

It was all North Central in game one as the Lady Lions run-ruled McLennan 12-2. Victoria Vasquez took the loss in the circle for the Highlassies.

The Lady Lions scored one run in the top of the first as Maddie Horn walked and scored on a triple by Christina Hill.

North Central added five runs in the second. Jordan Schehin singled and stole second, and Brooke Ford was hit by the pitch. Betsy Bell was safe at first on an error, bringing Schehin in to score. Hillaree Schwartz then singled to score Ford and Bell. Horn was also safe at first on an error, and Schwartz was thrown out at second. Hill followed with a two-run homer.

McLennan got on the board with a run in the bottom of the third as Angie Camacho singled, moved around to third on a single by Theresa Gonzales and scored on a single by Gabrielle Fonseca.

The Lady Lions tacked on another five runs in the fourth. Horn doubled, and Hill and Rylee Hodges drew back-to-back walks to load the bases. Kollin Morris also walked, bringing Horn in to score. Hayley Kknabe came in to pinch run for Hodges. Ford then doubled to score Hill and Kknabe. Schwartz followed with a double to score Morris and Ford.

North Central’s final run came in the top of the fifth as Hill was hit by the pitch, moved to second on a single by Hodges and scored on a single by Morris.

The Highlassies rounded out the scoring with a run in the fifth as Victoria Gonzales singled, advanced to second on an error and scored on a single by Saldivar.

It was all McLennan in the night cap as the Highlasssies defeated the Lady Lions 10-0 with Lizzie Donaldson picking up the run-rule victory in the circle.

The Highlassies scored four runs in the second. Saldivar and Elizabeth Svienty opened the inning with back-to-back home runs, and Fonseca drew a walk. Haley Webre followed with a fielder’s choice, putting Fonseca out at second. Webre stole second, Breanna Heredia was hit by the pitch and Theresa Gonzales walked to load the bases. Camacho then doubled to score Webre and Heredia.

McLennan sealed the run rule with six runs in the third inning. Saldivar and Svienty both walked, and Fonseca singled to load the bases. Webre followed with a single to score Saldivar and Svienty. Heredia bunted to load the bases again. Theresa Gonzales followed with a double to clear the bases.

The Highlassies will host Temple for a 1 p.m. doubleheader Wednesday at Bosque River Ballpark.

North Central 12, McLennan 2
North Central 150 51 – 12 12 1
McLennan      001 01 – 2 7 2
Brooke Field and Betsy Bell. Victoria Vasquez, Kyleigh Homesley (4), Vasquez (5) and Estrella Guardiola. WP: Field; LP: Vasquez. Leading hitters – North Central: Hillaree Schwartz (2-4, 2B, 4 RBI), Maddie Horn (1-3, 2B), Christina Hill (2-2, 3B, HR, 3 RBI), Kollin Morris (1-3, 2 RBI), Brooke Ford (1-1, 2B, 2 RBI), Betsy Bell (1-4, RBI) and Scout Tatum (2-3); McLennan: Gabrielle Fonseca (1-3, RBI) and Serena Saldivar (2-3, RBI). Record: McLennan 34-15 (18-9).

McLennan 10, North Central 0
North Central 000 00 – 0 4 1
McLennan 046 0x – 10 9 1
Brooke Ford, Chandler Hammon (2), Lauren Bierschenik (3) and Hannah Cooper. Lizzie Donaldson and Breanna Heredia. WP: Donaldson; LP: Ford. Leading hitters – North Central: Hillaree Schwartz (1-2, 2B) and Lauren Bierschenik (1-2, 2B); McLennan: Theresa Gonzales (1-2, 2B, 3 RBI), Angie Camacho (1-3, 2 RBI), Victoria Gonzales (1-3, RBI), Serena Saldivar (1-2, HR, RBI), Elizabeth Svienty (1-2, HR, RBI), Gabrielle Fonseca (2-2) and Haley Webre( 1-3, 2 RBI). Record: McLennan 35-15 (19-9).