Highlanders shut out Grayson, advance to championship round

Highlanders shut out Grayson, advance to championship round

The McLennan Highlanders showed up to play in Monday afternoon's elimination game with the Grayson Vikings at the Region V Tournament in Lubbock. Jase Embry got the complete-game shut-out win for the Highlanders on the mound as McLennan defeated Grayson 3-0 to stay alive in the tournament and advance to the championship round.

The Highlanders scored all three of their runs in the top of the first inning and that was all it took.  Chris Roller led off with a triple and scored on a single by Joe Breaux. Nic Motley was safe at first and moved to second on a Grayson error, bringing Joe Breaux in to score. Motley then scored on a single by Brendan Venter.

McLennan 3, Grayson 0

McLennan 300 000 000 – 3 7 0
Grayson 000 000 000 – 0 2 2
Jase Embry and Nic Motley. Spencer Hynes, Taylor Floyd (7) and Seth Mullis. WP: Embry; LP: Hynes. Leading hitters – McLennan: (1-4, 3B), Joe Breaux (2-4, 3B, RBI), Nic Motley (1-4, RBI), Brendan Venter (1-4, RBI) and Chase Sortor (1-4, 2B). Record: McLennan 49-11 (26-6).