HOBBS, N.M (January 31, 2014) The McLennan Highlanders and New Mexico Thunderbirds split today's season-opening doubleheader.
McLennan took game one 14-6 with Sterling Wynn picking up the win on the mound. Max Hogan led the Highlanders at the plate, going 3-5 with a home run and an RBI. Mason George and Trevor Podsednik recorded two hits and three RBIs each. Matt Campbell, Zach Gonzalez and Andrew Rhodes all picked up an RBI. Gonzalez, Evan Williams, and Miles Manning all recorded extra base hits.
New Mexico defeated McLennan 11-4 in the night cap with Matt Mundkowsky taking the loss. Campbell recorded a triple, a home run and three RBIs for the Highlanders. Hogan recorded a double and Garrett Wallace hit a triple. Sydney Daley picked up an RBI.
The two teams will complete the three-game series with a nine-inning game at noon tomorrow.