The McLennan Highlassies dominated San Jacinto on a cold afternoon at Bosque River Ballpark, defeating the Coyotes 11-1 in a five-inning, run-rule victory. Victoria Vasquez got the complete-game win in the circle.
McLennan exploded for six runs in the bottom of the second inning. Breanna Heredia and Brittany Montoya hit back-to-back singles. Cassis Pavlas singled to score Heredia, and Montoya scored on a double by Lantigua. Richards followed with a single to score Pavlas. Ariana Hernandez drew a walk and Emeri Eubanks singled. Richards scored on the throw. Genisa Marrero-Carter then singled to score Hernandez.
San Jacinto's only run came in the top of the third as Riley Bullen made it to third base on a Highlassie error and scored on a single by Taylor McHenry.
The Highlassies sealed the win with four runs in the fourth inning. Richards led off with a single, Hernandez was safe at first on a San Jacinto error and Eubanks walked to load the bases. Another Coyote error put Marrero-Carter on first and brought Richards in to score. Heredia also reached base safely on an error to score Hernandez. Montoya then singled to score Eubanks and Marrero-Carter.
McLennan 11, San Jacinto 1
San Jacinto 001 00 – 1 2 3
McLennan 160 4x – 11 11 1
Michelle Kristoff, Katlyn Rivera (2), Natalie Hoyt (4) and Madelyn Daniel. Victoria Vasquez and Breanna Heredia. WP: Vasquez; LP: Kristoff. Leading hitters – San Jacinto: Mackenzie Kotrla (1-2, 2B) and Taylor McHenry (1-3, RBI); McLennan: Brittany Montoya (2-2, 2 RBI), Emeri Eubanks (1-2, RBI), Cassie Pavlas (1-3, RBI), Genisa Marrero-Carter (1-3, 2 RBI), Olivia Lantigua (2-3, 2B, RBI), Breanna Heredia (1-3, RBI) and Kaitlin Richards (3-3, 2B, 3 RBI). Record: McLennan 4-1.