The McLennan Highlanders dropped a tough game to the San Jacinto Gators Monday afternoon in Houston, falling 4-2 with Daniel Cole taking the loss on the mound.
San Jacinto scored two runs in the bottom of the second inning. Tyriece Silas bunted for a single and advanced around to third on a McLennan error. Nick Neville singled to score Silas. Neville then stole second and scored on a single by Matt Goodheart.
The Highlanders had the chance to take the lead in the top of the ninth but left the bases loaded.
The Gators stole the win with two runs in the bottom of the ninth as Andres Sosa walked and scored on Sergio Macias' home run.
McLennan 000 000 200 – 2 7 1
San Jacinto 020 000 002 – 4 8 2
Tristen Bayless, Levi's David (4), Brady Childress (6), Nick Urbantke (7), Daniel Cole and Josh Breaux. Luke Matheny, Zach DeLeon (7), Chezzare Gonzalez (8), Blair Frederick (9), Aaron George (9) and Herbert Iser. WP: George; LP: Cole. Leading hitters – McLennan: Keaton Milford (1-3, 2B), Griffin Paxton (2-3, 2 2B) and Grant Miller (1-2, HR, 2 RBI); San Jacinto: Matt Goodheart (2-4, RBI), Sergio Macias (1-3, HR, 2 RBI), Tyriece Silas (2-2) and Nick Neville (2-4, RBI). Record: McLennan 22-7 (7-1).