Highlanders stumble at Navarro

Highlanders stumble at Navarro

The McLennan Baseball squad fell to the No. 14 Navarro Bulldogs 8-0 in Monday afternoon's non-conference battle in Corsicana. Kevin Skweres took the loss on the mound for the Highlanders.

Navarro's first two runs came in the bottom of the first. Zac Vooletich reached on an error and Ethan Ruiz walked. Vooletich scored on a ground out by Alex Vergara, and Ruiza scored on a wild pitch.

The Bulldogs added a run in the third as Cal Stark doubled and scored on a single by Nico Patrick.

Four more Navarro runs scored in the fifth. Austin Eaton walked and scored on Weston Valasek's home run. Joel Shea and Austin Thorp both walked. Weston Symes was hit by the pitch, loading the bases. Vooletich then singled to score Shea and Thorp.

The final Bulldog run came in the eighth as Vooletich walked, moved to second on a wild pitch and scored on a double by Vergara.

McLennan returns to conference play Wednesday, hosting No. 10 Grayson for a noon doubleheader.

Navarro 8, McLennan 0
McLennan 000 000 000 – 0 4 2
Navarro 201 040 01x – 8 7 0
Kevin Skweres, Bryson Weeks (3), Logan Freeman (5), Richard Brinson (5), Landry Wideman (7), Wilson Hicks (8), Jack Williams (8) and Dominic Tamez, Wyatt Childress (5). Chad Ricker, Patrick Kudelka (7), Micah Burke (8), Seth Foster (9) and Cal Stark. WP: Ricker; LP: Skweres. Leading hitters – McLennan: Mason Greer (2-4, 2 2B) and Chase Brown (1-1, 2B); Navarro: Zac Vooletich (1-4, 2 RBI), Alex Vergara (1-5, 2B, 2 RBI), Cal Stark (3-5, 2B), Nico Patrick (1-2, RBI) and Weston Valasek (1-3, HR, 2 RBI). Record: McLennan 10-10 (3-1).