Highlassies win one, lose three at Temple Tournament

Highlassies win one, lose three at Temple Tournament

The McLennan Highlassies won a game and lost a game Friday on the first day of the Temple Tournament.

The Highlassies opened the day with an 8-0 loss to the Blinn Buccaneers with Lizzie Donaldson taking the loss in the circle.

Blinn scored five runs in the bottom of the first. Nicole Garcia led off with a bunt single, Kalli Edwards was safe on an error, and Shelby Achille walked to load the bases. Emily Taylor also reached first safely on an error bringing Garcia in to score. Calli Birch singled to score Edwards. Gabriela Gomez was safe on another Highlassie error bringing Achille in to score. Amy Alexander then singled to score Taylor and Birch.

Taylor's solo home run in the fifth extended the Blinn lead to six.

The Buccaneers secured the run-rule victory with two runs in the bottom of the sixth. Morgan Gray was safe at first and moved to second on an error. A wild pitch advanced Gray to third. Garcia then doubled to score Gray. Achille followed with a double to score Garcia.

McLennan bounced back to run-rule the Northeast Texas Eagles 10-2 in their second game of the day. Victoria Vasquez picked up the win in the circle. 

Northeast Texas began the scoring with a run in the top of the third as Brittany Baggett walked, stole second and came in to score on a McLennan error.

The Highlassies took the lead with three runs in the bottom of the third. Theresa Gonzales was safe at first on an error, and Serena Saldivar singled. Haley Webre was hit by the pitch to load the bases. All three runners scored on a double by Maddie Warhol.

Aileen Robles' solo home run in the fourth was the final Eagles' run.

McLennan exploded for six runs in the fourth. Elizabeth Svienty doubled and moved to third on a passed ball. Gabrielle Fonseca drew a walk, and Saldivar followed with a three-run homer. Victoria Gonzales singled and scored on a Northeast Texas error that put Webre on third. Warhol singled to score Webre, and Estrella Guardiola singled. Both runners advanced on a wild pitch, and another Eagles' error brought Warhol in to score.

The Highlassies sealed the run-rule victory with Zayra Olguin's home run in the fifth.

On Saturday, the Highlassies dropped two games.

In the first game, the Highlassies fell to the Galveston Whitecaps 7-4. Vannessa Castro took the loss in the circle.

Galveston began the scoring with a run in the top of the first. Mikaela Stegall singled and moved to second on a bunt by Breanna Nunn. Angel Villanueva was hit by the pitch to load the bases. Ashley Kriesel then drew a walk to bring Stegall in to score.

The Whitecaps added three runs in the second as Ahahi Hoover and Kirsten Shaw both singled and scored on a home run by Nunn.

Two more Galveston runs crossed the plate in the third as Adriana Rincon and Kameri Mott both singled and scored on a double by Shaw.

Nunn's solo home run in the fourth was the Whitecaps' final run.

All four of McLennan's runs came in the bottom of the sixth. Serena Saldivar was hit by the pitch. Victoria Gonzales and Haley Webre both singled to load the bases. Breanna Heredia followed with a grand slam to left-center field.

In the second game of the day, the Highlassies fell to the San Jacinto Lady Coyotes 6-4.  Victoria Vasquez took the loss in the circle.

San Jacinto scored one run in the second. Kaitlin Kerl was hit by the pitch and Shelbi Doherty was safe on an error. Another McLennan error brought Kerl in to score.

The Lady Coyotes extended the lead with two runs in third as Madison Neal walked and scored on a home run by Kerl.

McLennan tied the game with three runs in the fifth. Estrella Guardiola, Ruby Trejo and Elizabeth Svienty all singled loading the bases. Guardiola scored on a fly out by Zayra Olguin, and Trejo scored on a fly out by Saldivar. A Galveston error then brought Svienty in to score.

The Highlassies took the lead with a run in the top of the sixth as Guardiola singled, moved to second on the walk of Trejo, advanced to third on a single by Svienty and scored on a fly out by Saldivar.

San Jacinto stole the win with three runs in the bottom of the sixth. Doherty and Taylor McHenry both singled. Missy Hernandez followed with a single to score Doherty, and McHenry scored on a Highlassies' error. Hernandez then scored on a sacrifice fly by Dani Damion.

McLennan returns to action on Wednesday traveling to Houston for a 1 p.m. doubleheader with San Jacinto.

Blinn 8, McLennan 0
McLennan 000 000 – 0 7 5
Blinn 500 012 – 8 7 1
Lizzie Donaldson and Estrella Guardiola. Colleen Bentke and Amy Alexander. WP: Bethke; LP: Donaldson. Leading hitters – McLennan: Elizabeth Svienty (2-2) and Haley Webre (2-3); Blinn: Nicole Garcia (2-4, 2B, RBI), Shelby Achille (1-2, 2B, RBI), Emily Taylor (1-3, HR, 2 RBI), Calli Birch (2-3, RBI) and Amy Alexander (1-1, 2 RBI). Record: McLennan 13-4.

McLennan 10, Northeast Texas 2
Northeast Texas 001 10 – 2 4 3
McLennan 003 61 – 10 9 1
Mika Maxwell, Kymber Green (3), Morgan Robinson (5) and Sydney Hurley. Victoria Vasquez and Breanna Heredia. WP: Vasquez; LP: Green. Leading hitters – Northeast Texas: Aileen Robles (1-2, HR, RBI); McLennan: Haley Webre (0-2, RBI), Zayra Olguin (2-4, HR, RBI), Maddie Warhol (2-2, 2B, 4 RBI), Serena Saldivar (2-3, HR, 3 RBI) and Elizabeth Svienty (1-4, 2B). Record: McLennan 14-4.

Galveston 7, McLennan 4
Galveston 132 100 0 – 7 10 0
McLennan 000 004 0 – 4 6 0
Ashley Kriesel and Anabelle Bellow. Chanlynn Turner, Vannessa Castro (1) and Estrella Guardiola. WP: Kriesel; LP: Castro. Leading hitters – Galveston: Brianna Nunn (3-4, 2 HR, 4 RBI), Kirsten Shaw (2-4, 2B, 2 RBI) and Ashley Kriesel (1-3, 2B, RBI); McLennan: Breanna Heredia (1-2, HR, 4 RBI) and Zayra Olguin (2-4). Record: McLennan 14-5.

San Jacinto 6, McLennan 4
McLennan 000 031 0 – 4 11 3
San Jacinto 012 003 x – 6 6 1
Victoria Vasquez, Lizzie Donaldson (4) and Estrella Guardiola. Niki Gonzales, Katlyn Rivera (5), Kaylee Ousman (5), Tori Stoddard (7) and Kaitlin Kerl. WP: Gonzales; LP: Vasquez. Leading hitters – McLennan: Estrella Guardiola (3-4), Victoria Gonzales (2-4), Haley Webre (1-3, RBI), Zayra Olguin (0-4, RBI), Serena Saldivar (0-2, 2 RBI) and Ruby Trejo (2-3); San Jacinto: Dani Damion (0-3, RBI), Alexis Deleon (0-3, RBI), Taylor McHenry (2-3, 2B), Kaitlin Kerl (1-3, HR, 2 RBI) and Missy Hernandez (1-2, RBI). Record: McLennan 14-6.