The McLennan Highlassies fell to the Weatherford Lady Coyotes 1-0 this afternoon in the opening round of the Region V North Tournament in Weatherford. Sophomore Emily Klanika took the loss in the circle, allowing only one hit and striking out seven in the seven-inning game.
Weatherford scored the only run in the bottom of the third as Aubree Beggs singled, moved around to third on a pair of passed balls and scored on a wild pitch.
Freshman Kaelin Morkisch led McLennan offensively, going 2-3 at the plate.
McLennan moves into the elimination bracket and will face North Central or Vernon at noon Sunday. Kaitlin Richards, Rebeca Fajardo and Brooke Arnold all recorded a hit.
Weatherford 1, McLennan 0
McLennan 000 000 0 – 0 5 0
Weatherford 001 000 x – 1 1 0
Emily Klanika and Kaitlin Richards. Casson Rasmussen and Mylonee Becerra. WP: Rasmussen; LP: Klanika. Leading hitters – McLennan: Kaelin Morkisch (2-3); Weatherford: Aubree Beggs (1-2). Record: McLennan 26-25 (17-15).