, Port Arthur, Texas

March 28, 2014

Titans notch first 21-5A victory

The Port Arthur News

PORT ARTHUR — The Port Arthur Memorial Titans were a happy bunch after Friday’s 4-2 win over Beaumont West Brook.

It was the first time in District 21-5A play the Titans were able to put a check in the win column. Memorial is now 1-4 in league play while West Brook is 0-5.

Jonathan Sanchez picked up the win on the mound after six innings of work. He gave up one run and four hits with two strike outs and two walks.

Gama Martinez got the save and allowed one hit. Martinez was 2-for-4 at the plate with two stolen bases.

Ramiro Sanchez went 1-for-2 with a solo homer and a stolen base. Robert Howard and Devuan Anderson were both 1-for-3 while Torian Lott was 1-for-3 with a stolen base.

Abraham Cuevas was 1-for-2 and Joe Chretien was 1-for-3 with a RBI.

Memorial will try to make it two in a run Monday when the Titans travel to face La Porte.

Nederland 3, Lumberton 1

NEDERLAND — A three-run third inning proved to be the difference, along with Chase Kemp, Friday for the Nederland Bulldogs against Lumberton.

Nederland picked up a huge 3-1 win against the Raiders in District 20-4A action. Nederland is now 11-11 overall and 3-3 in league play. Lumberton is also 3-3.

Zack Friesz knocked in a huge run with a RBI single iin the third as the Bulldogs scored all three runs in the inning. Friesz finished 1-for-2 with a run and RBI.

Kemp (4-1) got the win on the mound after working 6 1/3 innings. He allowed one unearned run to go with nine strike outs and one walk. He threw 101 pitches, 69 going for strikes.

Korey Clark got the save. He pitched 2/3 innings and allowed no hits with one strike out.

Colton Broussard had a RBI while both Colby Price and Jace Bordelon were both 1-for-2 with a run each.

Nederland is scheduled to travel to face Beaumont Central at noon Saturday. The Port Neches-Groves Indians had its game against Beaumont Ozen postponed until Wednesday with the Indians up 17-0 in the top of the fourth.

Bridge City/West Orange-Stark postponed

BRIDGE CITY — Weather got the best of the District 21-3A baseball showdown between the Bridge City Cardinals and the West Orange-Stark Mustangs Friday night at Cardinal Field.

The game was called off in the top of the fifth inning with the Cardinals leading 2-0. The two teams are reportedly going to try again at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Bridge City (14-2-2, 4-0) got off to a hot start Friday when Hunter Uzzle led the bottom of the first off by getting hit and starting pitcher Chase Shugert blasted a two-run homer.

Shugart had allowed one hit with five strike outs and three walks before the game was postponed. Aidan Anderson was on the mound for the Mustangs (16-1, 4-0) and had given up three hits with five strike outs.

According to District 21-3A rules, the two teams are to resume the game where it was left off at the postponement.

Bridge City travels to face Orangefield Monday. The Mustangs are scheduled to be at home Monday to face Silsbee. Both games are slated to start at 4:30 p.m.

Little Cypress-Mauriceville 18, Central 2

LITTLE CYPRESS — Little Cypress-Mauriceville made quick work of the Beaumont Central Jaguars 18-2 in five innings in District 20-4A action at Don Gibbens Field Friday evening.

Mitchell Lee had a huge outing for the Bears. Lee got the win on the hill, working three innings and striking out six. He also was a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate.

Taylor Landry had the hit of the game for the Bears (8-9, 3-3) as he crushed a grandslam home run.

Jace Robertson belted two doubles for the Bears while Grant White had two hits.

LC-M is scheduled to travel to face Vidor at 1 p.m. Saturday.