Highlanders top Hill in game one, game two suspended

Highlanders top Hill in game one, game two suspended

The McLennan Highlanders and Hill Rebels met at Bosque River Ballpark Saturday afternoon for the final two games of their four-game conference series. The Highlanders got a victory in game one but game two was suspended due to darkness with Hill leading 16-9 after eight innings.

The Highlanders defeated the Rebels 8-2 in the opener with Jase Embry getting the win on the mound.

McLennan began the scoring with one run in the bottom of the first inning as Dylan Neuse singled, moved to second on a balk and scored on a single by Keaton Milford.

The Highlanders added two runs in the second. Thomas Santos led off with a single but was out at second on a fielder's choice by Nick Thornquist. George Callil followed with a triple to score Thornquist; and Callil scored on a triple by Neuse.

Three more Highlander runs scored in the bottom of the third. Josh Breaux drew a walk, moved to second on a wild pitch and scored on a double by Griffin Paxton. Santos followed with a single and both runners scored on a triple by Thornquist.

The final two McLennan runs scored in the fifth. Santos was safe at first on an error and Thornquist singled. Both runners scored on a single by Callil.

The win secures the series win for the Highlanders and improves their conference record to 3-0 and overall record to 16-5.

McLennan 8, Hill 2
Hill 000 000 2 – 2 3 1
McLennan 123 020 x – 8 12 1
Zack May, Jacob Mattox (5) and Nathan Vail. Jase Embry, Nick Urbantke (5) and Nick Thornquist. WP: Embry; LP: May. Leading hitters – Hill: Garet Douglas (1-1, 2B, 2 RBI); McLennan: Dylan Neuse (2-3, 3B, RBI), Josh Breaux (1-2, 2B), Keaton Milford (1-3, RBI), Griffin Paxton (1-3, 2B, RBI), Thomas Santos (2-4), Nick Thornquist (3-4, 2 2B, 3B, 2 RBI) and George Callil (2-3, 3B, 3 RBI). Record: McLennan 16-5 (3-0).