McLennan Press Release:
The No. 6 McLennan Highlanders defeated the Blinn Buccaneers 3-1 in a non-conference matchup this afternoon at Bosque River Ballpark. Tanner Brooks picked up the win on the mound and Rene Ramos got the save.
McLennan took the early lead with two runs in the bottom of the first. Jalen Battles drew a lead-off walk and scored on a double by Jordan Yeatts. Yeatts then came around to score on a pair of wild pitches.
Blinn’s only run came in the top of the third as Blake Faecher doubled, moved to third on a sacrifice bunt by Nick Wolff and scored on a sacrifice fly by Reggie McAllister.
The Highlanders rounded out the scoring with a run in the bottom of the seventh as Vince Ippoliti doubled, moved to third on a sacrifice bunt by Jaylen Williams and scored on a single by Yeatts.
McLennan returns to conference play on Wednesday, hosting Temple for a 1 p.m. doubleheader.
McLennan 3, Blinn 1
Blinn 000 100 000 – 1 5 0
McLennan 200 000 10x – 3 5 1
Jace Hutchins, John Chomko (6), Henry Bird (7) and Nick Wolff, Matt Crossley (8). Tanner Brooks, Brant Bennett (5), Andrew Cossio (6), Jack Driskell (7), Trevor Munsch (8), Rene Ramos (9) and Vince Ipploiti. WP: Brooks; LP: Hutchins. Leading hitters – Blinn: Blake Faecher (1-3, 2B) and Reggie McAllister (2-3, 3B, RBI); McLennan: Jordan Yeatts (2-4, 2B, 2 RBI) and Vince Ipploliti (1-3, 2B). Record: McLennan 26-7 (11-1).