Highlassies, Lady Chaparrals split

Highlassies, Lady Chaparrals split

The McLennan Highlassies and Vernon Lady Chaparrals split Monday's conference doubleheader at Bosque River Ballpark.

McLennan took game one 5-4 with Mercedes Covey getting the win in the circle.

The Highlassies began the scoring with three runs in the bottom of the first. Marisa Flores doubled. Aubri Hockenbury and Andrea Gonzales then hit back-to-back home runs.

McLennan added two runs in the second. Summer Dolezel singled and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Estrella Guardiola. Amber Mills drew a walk. Flores followed with a double, scoring Dolezel. Mills then scored on a sacrifice fly by Hockenbury.

Vernon got on the board with one run in the fifth as Amanda Feith led off with a triple and scored on a single by Amanda Caudillo. 

The Lady Chaparrals' final run came in the top of the seventh as Feith singled, moved to second on a groundout by Brittany Ponder and scored on a single by Amanda Caudillo.

Vernon bounced back to defeat the Highlassies 4-3 in the second game with Kati Turner taking the loss.

The Lady Chaparrals scored three runs in the top of the first. Ponder was safe at first and moved to second on a Highlassies error. Ponder then advanced to third on a passed ball. Amanda Caudillo was hit by the pitch. Ponder scored on a groundout by Amber Caudillo. Karly Gibson followed with a single to score Amanda Caudillo. Brittney Lockett then doubled to score Gibson.

McLennan scored one run in the bottom of the first as Flores walked, moved to second on a groundout by Hockenbury and came around to score on two wild pitches.

Vernon added one run in the fourth as Monica Eslick doubled, moved to third on a single by Desiree Garcia and scored on a groundout by Feith.

The Highlassies rounded out the scoring with two runs in the bottom of the fourth. Gonzales and Makayla Hernandez both singled. Both runners advanced on a groundout by Kaymee Gooden and scored on a single by Dolezel.

McLennan 5, Vernon 2
Vernon 000 010 1 – 2 6 0
McLennan 320 000 x – 5 11 0
Mae Lewis and Kori Kizer. Mercedes Covey and Estrella Guardiola. WP: Covey; LP: Lewis. Leading hitters – Vernon: Amanda Feith (2-4, 3B), Amanda Caudillo (1-2, 2 RBI) and Miranda Borchers (1-3, 2B); McLennan: Marisa Flores (3-3, 2 2B, RBI), Aubri Hockenury (1-2, HR, 3 RBI), Andrea Gonzales (1-3, HR, RBI), Danielle Gregory (1-3, 2B) and Summer Dolezel (3-3). Record: McLennan 27-9 (11-4).

Vernon 4, McLennan 3
Vernon 300 100 0 – 4 6 0
McLennan 100 200 0 – 3 6 1
Katie Jackson, Jordan Murray (3) and 
Kati Turner, Ashley Mills (5) and Estrella Guardiola. WP: Jackson, LP: Turner. Leading hitters – Vernon: Amanda Feith (0-4, RBI), Amber Caudillo (1-3, RBI), Karly Gibson (2-2, RBI), Brittney Lockett (1-3, 2B, RBI) and Monica Eslick (1-3, 2B); McLennan: Amber Mills (1-4, 2B), Marisa Flores (1-3, 3B) and Summer Dolezel (1-3, 2 RBI). Record: McLennan 27-10 (11-5).