Sophomore pitcher Nathan Bertness (McLennan Athletics courtesy photo.)
Sophomore pitcher Nathan Bertness took the loss for MCC on Sunday at the Region V tournament in Lubbock. (McLennan Athletics courtesy photo.)

LUBBOCK – The McLennan Highlanders baseball team fell to the Odessa Wranglers 13-0 in five innings this evening in the Region V Tournament in Lubbock. Nathan Bertness took the loss on the mound for the Highlanders.

Odessa scored three runs in the top of the second. Wesley Jordan singled and scored on a home run by Daniel Richardson. Andres Rios then singled and scored on a double by Cody French.

The Wranglers added three runs in the third. Hunter Douglas doubled and Owen Spiwak was hit by the pitch. Both runners advanced on a sacrifice bunt by Jamie Bustamante. Jordan followed with the three-run homer.

Odessa doubled their lead with six runs in the fourth. French was hit by the pitch and scored on a home run by Reid Battles. Jorin Van Amstel singled and scored on a double by Douglas. Spiwak followed with a fielder’s choice that put Douglas out at third. Spiwak advanced to second on a wild pitch. Jordan then singled to score Spiwak. Richardson drew a walk. Rios followed with a single, scoring Jordan. French then singled to score Richardson.

The final run came in the fifth. Van Amstel was hit by the pitch and Douglas singled. Spiwak hit into a double play, putting Van Amstel on third. Jordan then singled to score Van Amstel.

McLennan will face either Midland or New Mexico in an elimination game at 1 p.m. tomorrow.

Odessa 13, McLennan 0
Odessa 033 61 – 13 15 0
McLennan 000 00 – 0 3 1
Logan Owens and Owen Spiwak. Nathan Bertness, Jerry Murillo (3), Dustin Jourdan (4) and Mason George. WP: Owens; LP: Bertness. Leading hitters – Odessa: Hunter Douglas (4-4, 2 2B, RBI), Wesley Jordan (4-4, HR, 5 RBI), Daniel Richardson (1-3, HR, 2 RBI), Andres Rios (2-3, RBI), Cody French (2-2, 2B, 2 RBI) and Reid Battles (1-3, HR, 2 RBI). Record: McLennan 34-18 (19-13).