McLennan Softball drops pair of games at Grayson

McLennan Softball drops pair of games at Grayson

It was a couple of offensive showcases between the McLennan and Grayson softball squads today in Denison with No. 5 Grayson getting a pair of victories.
 
Grayson took game one 28-13 in five innings with Gracy Crafts taking the loss in the circle for McLennan.
 
McLennan scored four runs in the top of the first. Melayna Lopez singled and Caitlyn Wong drew a walk. Lindsey Evans followed with a single, loading the bases. A double by Ka'Lyn Watson brought all three runners around to score. Watson advanced to third on a Grayson error and scored on a fielder's choice by Julia Herzinger.
 
Grayson responded with eight runs in the bottom of the inning. Sage Harlow singled, Cheyenne Stark was hit by the pitch and Hailey Vess walked, loading the bases. Dominique Rodriguez followed with a grand slam. Zoe Lott added a solo home run. Macee Cobb and Carmen Eilersten both singled and scored on a J.T. Smith homer.
 
Two McLennan runs scored in the third. Kadyn Trochim doubled and Rosemary Rivera walked. Kenzie Chambers followed with a triple to score both runners.
 
The Lady Vikings added nine runs in the third. Cobb led off with a solo home run. Eilersten singled and scored on a Smith home run. Harlow and Stark both singled, and Vess reached on an error to load the bases. Rodriguez followed with her second grand slam. Maci Sanders singled, Lott walked and Eilersten singled to reload the bases. Smith then reached on an error, allowing Sanders and Lott to score.
 
McLennan scored four runs in the fourth. Wong reached on an error and Genesis Rodriguez singled. Herzinger followed with a double to score Wong. Rivera singled, and Chambers singled to score Rodriquez and Herzinger. Sidney Campion then singled to score Rivera.
 
Grayson tacked on 11 runs in the bottom of the fourth. Vess doubled and scored on a single by Rodriguez. Sanders and Lott both singled. Cobb followed with a sacrifice fly to score Rodriguez. Eilersten walked, and Smith singled to score Sanders and Lott. Harlow followed with a three-run homer. Stark walked but was out on a fielder's choice by Vess. Rodriguez followed with a two-run homer. Sanders singled and Lott reached on an error, both scoring on a double by cobb.
 
McLennan rounded out the scoring with three runs in the top of the fifth. Rodriguez and Herzinger both singled. Trochim followed with the three-run homer.
 
McLennan came up a run short in the nightcap, falling 13-12 to the Lady Vikings with Resse Taylor taking the loss in the circle.
 
Grayson took the early lead with three runs in the bottom of the first. Smith doubled and scored on a Harlow home run. Stark singled and back-to-back walks of Rodriguez and Sanders loaded the bases. Stark then scored on a fielder's choice by Cobb.
 
McLennan took the lead with five runs in the second. Mackenzie Adams singled and scored on a Herzinger home run. Campion singled, Rodriguez walked and Chambers singled to load the bases. Evans followed with a single to score Campion. Lopez then singled to score Chambers.
 
Three runs by Grayson in the second put them up 6-5. Smith singled and back-to-back fielder's choices by Harlow and Stark loaded the bases. Smith stole home, and Rodriguez singled to score Harlow and Stark.
 
McLennan tied the game at six with a run in the fourth as Rodriguez singled, moved to second on a ground out by Chambers and scored on a single by Wong.
 
Grayson responded with four runs in the bottom of the fourth. Stark singled, Vess reached on an error and Rodriguez singled to load the bases. Stark scored on a ground out by Cobb. Eilersten then singled to score Vess and Rodriguez. Laurence walked and Smith singled to score Eilersten.
 
McLennan added two runs in the fifth. Adams and Trochim both singled. Campion followed with a single to score Adams. Trochim then moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on a single by Rodriguez.
 
Another Grayson run scored in the fifth as Stark reached on an error, moved to second on a ground out by Vess, advanced to third on a single by Rodriguez and scored on a McLennan error.
 
A run in the top of the sixth pulled McLennan within two, 11-9. Lopez and Adams both walked. Herzinger followed with a dual to score Lopez.
 
The Lady Vikings pushed the lead to four, 13-9, with two runs in the bottom of the sixth. Smith single and Harlow doubled. Both runners scored as Stark reached on an error.
 
McLennan rounded out the scoring with three runs in the top of the seventh. Rodriguez walked and Chambers singled. Evans followed with the three-run homer.
 
McLennan and Grayson will complete their conference series with a noon doubleheader Saturday at Bosque River Ballpark.
 
Grayson 28, McLennan 13
McLennan 402 43 – 13 14 4
Grayson 809 11 – 28 24 2
Gracy Crafts, Haven Stanley (3) and Julia Herzinger. Dylann Kaderka, Lilli Cook and Cheyenne Stark. WP: Kaderka; LP: Crafts. Leading hitters – Sidney Campion (1-4, RBI), Ka'Lyn Watson (1-2, 2B, 3 RBI), Gensis Rodriguez (2-2), Julia Herzinger (2-4, 2B, 2 RBI), Kadyn Trochim (2-4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI) and Kenzie Chambers (3-3, 3B, 4 RBI); Grayson: J.T. Smith (3-5, 2 HR, 7 RBI), Sage Harlow (3-5, HR, 3 RBI), Cheyenne Stark (2-3), Hailey Vess (1-4, 2B), Dominique Rodriguez (4-5, 3 HR, 11 RBI), Zoe Lott (2-4, HR, RBI) and Macee Cobb (3-4, 2B, HR, 4 RBI). Record: McLennan 15-10 (6-3).
 
Grayson 13, McLennan 12
McLennan 050 1213 – 12 16 6
Grayson 330 412 x – 13 14 1
Reese Taylor, Kaitlyn Sadler (6) and Kenzie Chambers. Zoe Lott, Lilli Cook (6) and Hallie Holland. WP: Lott; LP: Taylor; SV: Cook. Leading hitters – McLennan: Kenzie Chambers (3-5), Lindsey Evans (2-5, HR, 4 RBI), Caitlyn Wong (1-5, RBI), Melayna Lopez (1-4, 2 RBI), Julia Herzinger (3-4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI), Sidney Campion (2-4, RBI) and Genesis Rodriguez (1-2, RBI); Grayson: J.T. Smith (4-5, 2B, RBI), Sage Harlow (2-5, 2B, HR, 2 RBI), Dominique Rodriguez (3-4, 2 RBI), Maci Sangers (1-4, RBI), Macee Cobb (0-4, 2 RBI) and Carmen Eilersten (1-5, 2 RBI). Record: McLennan 15-11 (6-4).