MIDLAND – The McLennan Highlanders baseball team fell to the Midland Chaparrals 11-4 Friday night in the first game of a three-game weekend series in Midland. Jack Finnegan took the loss on the mound for the Highlanders.
Will Fox’s double was the only extra base hit for McLennan. Dimas Ojeda and Brandon Grudzielanek both went 3-5 at the plate while Kirby McGuire was 3-4. Fox, Ojeda, McGuire and Tucker Johnson all recorded an RBI.
The teams will complete the series with a doubleheader at noon Saturday.
McLennan 000 030 010 – 4 11 1
Midland 521 020 01x – 11 21 1
Jack Finnegan, Corey Watkins (4), Zachary Kornely (7) and J.T. Stevenson. Daniel Crooks, Jesse Borden (7) and Bryndan Arrendondo. WP: Crooks; LP: Finnegan. Leading hitters – McLennan: Will Fox (1-5, 2B, RBI), Tucker Johnson (1-3, RBI), Dimas Ojeda (3-5, RBI), Brandon Grudzielanek (3-5) and Kirby McGuire (3-4, RBI); Midland: Blaine Prescott (3-6, RBI), Justin Clarkson (2-4, 3B), Gilbert Sanchez (2-5, RBI), Bryndan Arrendondo (2-5, 2B, 2 RBI), Antonio Reyes (3-5, 2B, RBI), Yahir Gurrola (2-4, RBI), Chris Thibdeau (4-5, 2B, HR, 2 RBI) and Josh Narvaiz (2-5, 2B, RBI). Record: McLennan 5-2.