Highlassies, San Jacinto split softball doubleheader

Kaymee Gooden went 3- for 3 with a double, a triple and three RBIs in McLennan's sweep over Trinity Valley on Tuesday. (McLennan Athletics courtesy photo)
Kaymee Gooden was 5 for 7 with two homeruns and five RBIs in McLennan’s split with San Jacinto on Wednesday. (McLennan Athletics courtesy photo)

HOUSTON – The McLennan Highlassies and San Jacinto split Wednesday’s softball doubleheader in Houston.

San Jacinto took game one 5-4 with Ashley Mills taking the loss in the circle. Kaymee Gooden led McLennan at the plate, going 2-3 with a home run and two RBIs. Aubri Hockenbury also hit a home run. Danielle Gregory was 2-3 with an RBI and Morgan Hill recorded an RBI.

The Highlassies bounced back to defeat San Jacinto 6-3 in the nightcap with Kati Turner getting the win. Gooden and Hill led at the plate, both going 3-4. Gooden recorded a home run and three RBIs while Hill had a triple and an RBI. Marisa Flores hit two doubles and picked up an RBI. Gregory was 2-4 with an RBI and Makayla Hernandez doubled.

McLennan will compete in the Temple Tournament this weekend. The Highlassies will face Indian Hills at 11:30 a.m.  and Angelina at 2 p.m. on Friday.

San Jacinto 5, McLennan 4
McLennan 000 110 2 – 4 6 3
San Jacinto 010 022 x – 5 7 1
Ashley Mills and Cheyenne Bell. Dani Johnson and Kayla Deselle. WP: Johnson; LP: Mills. Leading hitters – McLennan: Aubri Hockenbury (1-3, HR, RBI), Danielle Gregory (2-3, RBI), Morgan Hill (1-2, 3B) and Kaymee Gooden (2-3, HR, 2 RBI); San Jacinto: Kaitlyn Gomez (2-3), Carah Nunez (2-2), Carol Raabe (1-3, RBI) and Alyssia Torres (1-3, RBI). Record: 12-4.

McLennan 6, San Jacinto 3
McLennan 011 021 1 – 6 14 0
San Jacinto 000 100 2 – 3 4 1
Kati Turner, Morgan Hill (4) and Andrea Gonzales. Katy Potter and Gabby Gonzalez. WP: Turner; LP: Potter. Leading hitters – McLennan: Danielle Gregory (2-4, RBI), Kaymee Gooden (3-4, HR, 3 RBI), Morgan Hill (3-4, 3B, RBI), Marisa Flores (2-4, 2 2B, RBI) and Makayla Hernandez (1-1, 2B); San Jacinto: Jasmine Cerda (2-4, 2 RBI), Brittany Woods (1-3, RBI) and Gabby Gonzalez (1-2, 3B). Record: McLennan 13-4.

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