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.
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).