Highlassies sweep Cisco, claim outright conference championship

Highlassies sweep Cisco, claim outright conference championship

The McLennan Highlassies clinched the North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference Championship with a 5-4 win over the Cisco Lady Wranglers on Sophomore Day at Bosque River Ballpark.

McLennan began the scoring with two runs in the bottom of the first inning. Amber Mills drew a lead-off walk and Taylor Davis singled. Both runners advanced on a wild pitch and scored on a double by Courtney Mica.

The Highlassies added one run in the fourth as Danielle Gregory singled, stole second, moved to third on Mica's single and scored on a fly out by Sevanah Campos.

Cisco took the lead with four runs in the top of the seventh. Allison Milam was safe on an error. Chelsea Cyphers followed with a fielder's choice, putting Milam out at second. Taylor Root then singled. Peyton Fairchild followed with a home run to clear the bases. Chrystal Reese also hit a home run.

McLennan tied the game with a run in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings. Kaymee Gooden led off with a triple and came in to score on a passed ball.

The Highlassies sealed the win with a run in bottom of the eighth. Campos walked, stole second and advanced to third on a single by Abby White. Summer Dolezel followed with a bunt single to bring in the winning run.

McLennan completed the sweep with an 18-10 run-rule victory in the nightcap.

The Highlassies will play in the Region V Tournament at LeTourneau University in Longview on May 2-4.

McLennan 5, Cisco 4
Cisco 000 000 40 – 4 8 1
McLennan 200 100 11 – 5 9 3
Brooke Jones and Chelsea Cyphers. Stacey Underwood and Natali Duron. WP: Underwood; LP: Jones. Leading hitters – Cisco: Peyton Fairchild (2-5, HR, 3 RBI), Chrystal Reese (2-4, HR, RBI) and Taylor Root (2-4); McLennan: Courtney Mica (2-3, 2 RBI), Sevanah Campos (1-3, RBI), Abby White (2-4), Summer Dolezel (1-4, RBI) and Kaymee Gooden (2-3, 3B). Record: McLennan 44-8 (28-3).

McLennan 18, Cisco 10
Cisco 610 201 – 10 12 1
McLennan 804 303 – 18 13 6
Ali Morales, Bobbi Sisk (1), Brooke Jones (3), Ali Morales (5) and Chrystal Reese. Ashley Tharp, Stacey Underwood (2) and Natali Duron. WP: Underwood; LP: Morales. Leading hitters – Cisco: Peyton Fairchild (4-5, 2 RBI), Chrystal Reese (2-5, 2B), Jessica Aguilar (1-3, RBI), Melissa Martinez (1-3, RBI) and Allison Milam (3-4, 2B, HR, 4 RBI); McLennan: Natali Duron (1-3, RBI), Taylor Davis (2-3, 2 RBI), Courtney Mica (3-4, 2B, 3B, 4 RBI), Kaymee Gooden (2-2, 3 RBI), Alyssa Reyes (1-1, RBI), Summer Dolezel (1-2, 3 RBI) and Danielle Gregory (1-3, HR, 3 RBI). Record: McLennan 45-8 (29-3).