Highlassies snag four wins in Kilgore Tournament

Highlassies snag four wins in Kilgore Tournament

The McLennan Highlassies picked up four wins Friday and Saturday at the Kilgore College Tournament in Kilgore. 

On Friday, the Highlassies trampled Kilgore 13-1 in game one of the day with Lizzie Donaldson picking up the win in the circle.

McLennan jumped out to an early lead, scoring two runs in the top of the first. Dariann Resendez and Elizabeth Svienty led off with back-to-back walks. Theresa Gonzales followed with a double to score Resendez. Svienty then scored on a fly out by Serena Saldivar

The Highlassies doubled their run count with two more runs in the second. Breanna Heredia doubled and Resendez walked. Both runners advanced on a wild pitch. Heredia scored on a single by Svienty and Resendez was thrown out at third. Svienty moved to third on an overthrow. Theresa Gonzales then singled to score Svienty.

Another two runs came for McLennan in the fourth. Heredia and Resendez both singled, and Svienty walked to load the bases. Heredia scored on a fly out by Theresa Gonzales and Resendez scored on a fly out by Saldivar.

Kilgore's only run came in the bottom of the fifth as Lacy Hambalek doubled and scored on a single by Hannah Carpenter.

The Highlassies exploded for seven runs in the top of the sixth to secure the run-rule victory. Heredia, Resendez and Svienty all walked, loading the bases. Theresa Gonzales followed with fielder's choice, putting Heredia out at the plate. Saldivar doubled to score Resendez and Svienty. Victoria Gonzales then doubled to score Theresa Gonzales and Saldivar. Zayra Olguin followed and was safe on a Kilgore error, bringing Victoria Gonzales in to score. Haley Webre drew a walk and Maddie Warhol reached safely on an error, bringing Olguin in to score. Webre then scored on a single by Gabrielle Fonseca.

McLennan ended the day with a 5-2 victory over the Eastern Oklahoma State Mountaineers. Victoria Vazquez got the complete-game win.

The Highlassies scored two runs in the first. Resendez walked and Theresa Gonzales singled – both scoring on a double by Victoria Gonzales

McLennan added a run in the second. Olguin bunted for a single and Angie Camacho was hit by the pitch. Webre followed with a single to score Olguin.

Another Highlassie run scored in the fourth as Camacho walked and came around to score on back-to-back singles by Webre and Estrella Guardiola.

Eastern Oklahoma got on the board with a run in the bottom of the fourth as Rylee Denomy was hit by the pitch and scored on a double by Christian Gonzalez.

McLennan's final run came in the top of the sixth. Camacho was hit again by the pitch and Webre singled. Guardiola walked to load the bases. Camacho then scored on a fly out by Resendez.

The Mountaineers rounded out the scoring with one run in the bottom of the seventh. Jasmine Joslin drew a walk and Madison Hughes was safe at first on a Highlassies' error. Joslin then came around from second to score on another McLennan error.

The Highlassies wrapped up the tournament with two wins on Saturday.

The Highlassies defeated Crowder 8-1 in a cold early morning game with Vannessa Castro getting the complete-game win in the circle.

McLennan began the scoring with a run in the third. Theresa Gonzales singled but was out at second on a fielder's choice by Serena Saldivar. Victoria Gonzales followed with a triple to score Saldivar.

Crowder's only run came in the bottom of the fifth as Daryan Torix doubled and scored on a single by Jessie Noftsger. 

The Highlassies took the lead with two runs in the top of the sixth. Saldivar singled and scored on a triple by Victoria Gonzales. Haley Webre then singled to score Victoria Gonzales.

McLennan tacked on five runs in the seventh. Elizabeth Svienty led off with a single but was called out on an interference. Theresa Gonzales singled and Saldivar doubled. Theresa Gonzales scored on a double by Victoria Gonzales. Zayra Olguin then doubled to score Saldivar and Victoria Gonzales. Webre singled to score Olguin, moved to second on a ground out by Angie Camacho and scored on a single by Breanna Heredia

The Highlassies closed out the tournament with a 9-1 win over Paris with Chanlynn Turner getting the win in the circle. 

McLennan scored two runs in the first. Svienty singled, stole second and scored on a double by Saldivar. Saldivar then scored on a double by Victoria Gonzales

The Highlassies doubled the score with two runs in the fourth. Victoria Gonzales and Gabrielle Fonseca drew back-to-back walks. Victoria Gonzales stole second and home to score. Fonseca stole second and came around to score on a double by Estrella Guardiola.

Suzanna Sosa's solo home run put Paris on the board in the bottom of the fourth. 

McLennan added to its lead with two runs in the fifth. Theresa Gonzales singled and Saldivar doubled. Both runners advanced on a passed ball. Theresa Gonzales scored on a single by Fonseca and Saldivar came around to score on an overthrow. 

The final three Highlassies' runs came in the top of the sixth. Guardiola walked and Dariann Resendez singled. Both runners scored on a Svienty home run.

The Dragons' final run came in the bottom of the sixth. Shelbie Little singled and moved to second on a wild pitch. Little scored on back-to-back groundouts by Chasity Mendoza and Alexandria Scheel.

McLennan returns to action Wednesday traveling to Athens to face Trinity Valley in a 1 p.m. doubleheader.

McLennan 13, Kilgore 1
McLennan 220 207 – 13 10 2
Kilgore 000 010 – 1 3 3
Lizzie Donaldson (6 K), Vannessa Castro (6) and Breanna Heredia. Lashanda Jones, Taylor Christopher (2), Sierra Phillips (6) and Jo Rivera. WP: Donaldson; LP: Jones. Leading hitters – McLennan: Theresa Gonzales (2-4, 2 2B, 3 RBI), Serena Saldivar (1-4, 2B, 4 RBI), Victoria Gonzales (2-3, 2B, 2 RBI), Zayra Olguin (1-4, RBI), Gabriella Fonseca (1-1, RBI), Maddie Warhol (0-1, RBI) and Breanna Heredia (2-2, 2B); Kilgore: Hannah Carpenter (1-2, RBI) and Lacy Hambalek (1-3, 2B). Record: McLennan 6-1.

McLennan 5, Eastern Oklahoma 2
McLennan 210 101 0 – 5 8 2
Eastern Oklahoma 000 100 1 – 2 3 0
Victoria Vazquez and Estrella Guardiola. Rylee Denomy, Madison Hughes (6) and Christian Gonzalez, Winslow Lybrand (6). WP: Vazquez; LP: Denomy. Leading hitters – McLennan: Estrella Guardiola (1-2, RBI), Victoria Gonzales (1-2, 2B, 2 RBI), Haley Webre (3-4, RBI) and Dariann Resendez (0-3, RBI); Eastern Oklahoma State: Christian Gonzalez (1-2, 2B, RBI) and Madison Hughes (1-3, 2B). Record: McLennan 7-1.

 

McLennan 8, Crowder 1
McLennan 001 002 5 – 8 12 0
Crowder 000 010 0 – 1 3 3
Vannessa Castro and Breanna Heredia. Lauren Nahnsen, Emma Hill (7) and Maggy Rieschick. Leading hitters – McLennan: Serena Saldivar (3-4, 2B), Victoria Gonzales (3-4, 2B, 2 3B, 3 RBI), Zayra Olguin (1-4, 2B, 2 RBI), Haley Webre (2-4, 2 RBI) and Breanna Heredia (1-2, RBI); Crowder: Daryn Torix (1-3, 2B) and Jessie Noftsger (1-1, RBI). Record: McLennan 8-1.

McLennan 9, Paris 2
McLennan 200 223 0 – 9 11 3
Paris 000 101 0 – 26 0
Chanlynn Turner, Kyleigh Homesley (7) and Estrella Guardiola. Lindsay Jacob and Ashley Maeder. WP: Turner; LP: Jacob. Leading hitters – McLennan Elizabeth Svienty (2-4, HR, 3 RBI), Theresa Gonzales (1-4, 2B), Serena Saldivar (1-3, 2B, RBI), Victoria Gonzales (2-3, 3B, RBI) and Estrella Guardiola (2-2, 2B, RBI) and Gabriella Fonseca (1-1, RBI); Paris: Suzanna Sosa (1-4, HR, RBI) and Alexandria Scheel (0-3, RBI). Record: McLennan 9-1.