Highlassies, Lady Leopards split

Posted at 9:32 PM, Apr 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-26 22:32:11-04

The McLennan Highlassies and Temple Lady Leopard split today's conference doubleheader at Bosque River Ballpark. 

Temple picked up the 3-0 win in game one with Vannessa Castro taking the loss for the Highlassies in the circle.

All three of the Lady Leopards' runs scored in the fifth inning. Jacquelin Chappa was safe at first on an error and replaced by pinch runner Taylor Smith. Makenzy McDermott drew a walk and Julie French singled to load the bases. Mallory Johnson followed with a fielder's choice, putting French out at second and bringing Smith in to score. Lexi Grimaldo was safe at first on another McLennan error, bringing McDermott in to score. AmyAnn Loeddler drew a walk and Johnson scored on a sacrifice fly by Kelsie Murie.

McLennan bounced back to defeat Temple 7-0 in the night cap with Lizzie Donaldson getting the win in the circle. Donaldson allowed just one hit in seven innings and recorded three strikeouts.

The Highlassies scored four runs in the third. Serena Saldivar doubled, moved to third on a sacrifice bunt by Elizabeth Svienty and scored on a passed ball. Victoria Gonzales walked, Theresa Gonzales singled and Gabrielle Fonseca walked, loading the bases. Both Gonzales sisters scored on passed balls. Dariann Resendez drew a walk and Breanna Heredia singled to score Fonseca. 

McLennan rounded out the scoring with three runs in the sixth. Angie Camacho was safe at first on an error and Saldivar doubled. Victoria Gonzales singled to score Camacho, and Theresa Gonzales singled to score Saldivar. Pinch hitter Ruby Trejo followed with a single to score Victoria Gonzales.

Weather is once again causing the Highlassies to alter their schedule. The doubleheader with North Central scheduled for Saturday in Gainesville has been moved to Friday with the first pitch scheduled at noon.