PN-G 37, WO-S 34
WO-Stark 7 7 7 13 — 34
PN-Groves 7 16 14 0 — 37
WOS -- Deionte Thompson 41 interception, Rodikson Cado kick (1:27/1Q)
PNG -- Brant Halfin 78 run, Dylan East kick (1:11/1Q)
PNG -- Halfin 1 run, East kick (5:45/2Q)
PNG -- Safety (1:50/2Q)
PNG -- Jeremiah Rose 45 pass from Ky Walker, East kick (1:01/2Q)
WOS -- Chris James 89 run, Cado kick (0:14/2Q)
PNG -- Halfin 40 run, East kick (11:08/3Q)
WOS -- Tre Spencer 56 pass from Dillon Sterling-Cole, Cado kick (10:17/3Q)
PNG -- Reece Wardlow 43 pass from Walker, East kick (1:37/3Q)
WOS -- Sterling-Cole 1 run, East kick (10:03/4Q)
WOS -- Sterling-Cole 7 run, kick failed (2:20/4Q)
First downs 25 20
Rushes-yards 37-203 31-182
Passing 258 242
Total yards 461 424
Passes 16-36-1 13-28-2
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 3-2
Penalties-yards 15-116 5-50
Rushing — WO-S: Chris James 10-153, Chase Rutledge 10-34, Dillon Sterling-Cole 14-17, Maurice Thomas 2-0, John Scott 1(-1); PN-G: Brant Halfin 27-197, Adam Morse 1-4, Ky Walker 3-(-19).
Passing — WO-S: Sterling-Cole 11-24-0 207, Chase Rutledge 5-12-1 51; PN-G: Ky Walker 13-28-2 242.
Receiving — WO-S: Tre Spencer 2-71, Chris Horn 4-66, Dwaine Boullard 4-64, Deionte’ Thompson 3-31, Will Johnson 2-23, John Scott 1-3; PN-G: Kaleb Sparks 7-123, Jeremiah Rose 2-73, Reece Wardlow 1-43, Avery Murdock 3-34.
PN-G 37, WO-S 34
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BEAUMONT — It may be just the second year of the program’s revival, but the Lamar softball team has already established a tradition: Winning the home opener on a walk-off home run.
Casey Cromwell’s three-run blast in the bottom of the seventh inning gave the Lady Cardinals a 6-4 win over Southeastern Louisiana at Ford Park in the first home game of 2014 for Lamar and the Southland Conference opener for both squads.
Lamar, which won its first game last year over UTSA on a walk-off home run by Ashley McDowell, cruised to an 8-1 win over Southeastern Louisiana in Saturday’s nightcap.
“This is why I love playing at home,” Lamar coach Holly Bruder said. “The fans really get us pumped up, and we respond.”
Cromwell hit two home runs in the opener for Lamar (5-9 overall, 2-0 Southland). Beverly Corry also homered for Lamar. Shannon Millman (3-5) was the winning pitcher for the Lady Cardinals in both games, working 1 1-3 innings of scoreless relief in the first game before firing a three-hit gem in the nightcap.
“We got tremendous pitching for both Shannon and Tina (Schulz) today,” Bruder said. “We also got some great defense, and that really helped us.”
Candyce Carter and Jenna Holland homered for Lamar in the second game. Carter had three RBIs in the game, while Holland and Julianne Viator added two RBIs apiece.
Carter closed out the game in spectacular fashion, making a diving grab in center field to turn what looked to be a sure double off the bat of Brittney Tschoepe into the final out of the game.
The two teams wrap up their three-game series with a single contest at 1 p.m. Sunday at Ford Park. All senior citizens 55 and older receive free admission.
“It’s always tough to sweep a team,” Bruder said. “We know Sunday’s game will be tough.”
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