(April 23, 2014) The McLennan Highlassies clinched the North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference Championship with a 5-4 win over the Cisco Lady Wranglers on Sophomore Day Wednesday at Bosque River Ballpark.
McLennan began the scoring with two runs in the bottom of the first inning. Amber Mills drew a lead off walk and Taylor Davis singled. Both runners advanced on a wild pitch and scored on a double by Courtney Mica.
The Highlassies added one run in the fourth as Danielle Gregory singled, stole second, moved to third on Mica's single and scored on a fly out by Sevanah Campos.
Cisco took the lead with four runs in the top of the seventh. Allison Milam was safe on an error. Chelsea Cyphers followed with a fielder's choice, putting Milam out at second. Taylor Root then singled. Peyton Fairchild followed with a home run to clear the bases. Chrystal Reese also hit a home run.
McLennan tied the game with a run in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings. Kaymee Gooden led off with a triple and came in to score on a passed ball.
The Highlassies sealed the win with a run in bottom of the eighth. Campos walked, stole second and advanced to third on a single by Abby White. Summer Dolezel followed with a bunt single to bring in the winning run.
McLennan completed the sweep with an 18-10 run-rule victory in the nightcap.
The Highlassies will play in the Region V Tournament at LeTourneau University in Longview on May 2-4.
McLennan 5, Cisco 4
Cisco 000 000 40 – 4 8 1
McLennan 200 100 11 – 5 9 3
Brooke Jones and Chelsea Cyphers. Stacey Underwood and Natali Duron. WP: Underwood; LP: Jones. Leading hitters – Cisco: Peyton Fairchild (2-5, HR, 3 RBI), Chrystal Reese (2-4, HR, RBI) and Taylor Root (2-4); McLennan: Courtney Mica (2-3, 2 RBI), Sevanah Campos (1-3, RBI), Abby White (2-4), Summer Dolezel (1-4, RBI) and Kaymee Gooden (2-3, 3B). Record: McLennan 44-8 (28-3).
McLennan 18, Cisco 10
Cisco 610 201 – 10 12 1
McLennan 804 303 – 18 13 6
Ali Morales, Bobbi Sisk (1), Brooke Jones (3), Ali Morales (5) and Chrystal Reese. Ashley Tharp, Stacey Underwood (2) and Natali Duron. WP: Underwood; LP: Morales. Leading hitters – Cisco: Peyton Fairchild (4-5, 2 RBI), Chrystal Reese (2-5, 2B), Jessica Aguilar (1-3, RBI), Melissa Martinez (1-3, RBI) and Allison Milam (3-4, 2B, HR, 4 RBI); McLennan: Natali Duron (1-3, RBI), Taylor Davis (2-3, 2 RBI), Courtney Mica (3-4, 2B, 3B, 4 RBI), Kaymee Gooden (2-2, 3 RBI), Alyssa Reyes (1-1, RBI), Summer Dolezel (1-2, 3 RBI) and Danielle Gregory (1-3, HR, 3 RBI). Record: McLennan 45-8 (29-3).