Drew Shifflet appeared to be on cruise control in his Saturday start against No. 7 McLennan College.
The sophomore right hander held the Highlander scoreless for three innings in the opener, eventually giving up an earned run in the fourth.
But in the sixth inning, the Roadrunner defense allowed the Highlanders too many opportunities, leading to a six-run McLennan inning and an eventual 10-3 Roadrunner loss.
The Highlanders completed the sweep with a 4-2 win in the nightcap.
In the first game, AC took a quick 1-0 lead when MacRae Kendrick led off with a triple high off the wall in centerfield. Kendrick then would score on a wild pitch.
In the second inning, Sawyre Thornhill led off with another triple and scored on a wild pitch. Dylan Bourgeois singled and would also come around to score for a 3-0 AC lead.
That was all the scoring for the ‘Runners, as the Highlander pitching staff shut AC hitters down over the final five innings.
In the nightcap’s 4-2 loss, the Roadrunners got RBIs from Thornhill and Josh Youngblood.
The Roadrunners (1-5) are schedule to host Alvin College in a single, nine-inning game on Tuesday. Game time is set for 3 p.m. at Roadrunner Field.
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