Highlassies, Lady Leopards split

Highlassies, Lady Leopards split

The McLennan Highlassies and Temple Lady Leopards split their conference doubleheader at Bosque River Ballpark.

McLennan shut out Temple 1-0 in game one with Ashley Mills getting the win in the circle.

The Highlassies scored the only run in the bottom of the first. Danielle Gregory singled. Amber Mills followed with a fielder's choice but an errant throw put Gregory safe at second. Aubri Hockenbury was safe at first on a Temple error, moving Gregory to third. Gregory then came in to score on a passed ball.

The Lady Leopards shut out McLennan 4-0 in the nightcap with Morgan Hill taking the loss for the Highlassies.

Temple scored one run in the fifth as Lana Hickson singled, moved to second on Addie Vayas' walk, advanced to third on a sacrifice hit by Abbey Schade and scored on wild pitch.

The Lady Leopards added two runs in the sixth. Sara Ralston singled and moved to second on a groundout by Melina Sanchez. Lexi Smith followed with a double, scoring Raltson. Olivia Van Hook and Hickson both singled. Vayas followed with a fielder's choice that put Smith out at the plate. Van Hook then came in to score on a passed ball. 

Temple's final run came in the seventh as Melissa Herrera walked, stole second and scored on a single by Ralston.

McLennan 1, Temple 0
Temple 000 000 0 – 0 3 2
McLennan 100 000 x – 1 3 2
Lexi Smith and Melina Sanchez. Ashley Mills and Cheyenne Bell. WP: Mills. LP: Smith. Leading hitters – McLennan: Kaymee Gooden (1-2, 2B). Record: McLennan 22-8 (6-3).

Temple 4, McLennan 0
Temple 000 012 1 – 4 9 0
McLennan 000 000 0 – 0 4 0
Paige Williams and Melina Sanchez. Morgan Hill, Ashley Mills (5), Kati Turner (7) and Estrella Guardiola. WP: Williams; LP: Hill. Leading hitters – Temple: Sara Ralston (2-4, RBI), Lexi Smith (1-3, 2B, RBI) and Lana Hickson (3-3); McLennan: Kaymee Gooden (2-2). Record: McLennan 22-9 (6-4).