, Port Arthur, Texas

April 11, 2014

Lady Indians inch closer to playoffs

The Port Arthur News

PORT NECHES — Port Neches-Groves 15, Beaumont Ozen 0

PORT NECHES — Even if it was only for three innings, Port Neches-Groves pitcher Shelby Valentine can always say she pitched a perfect game.

Valentine allowed no baserunners Friday in the Lady Indians 15-0 win over Beaumont Ozen. The win coupled with losses by Lumberton and Livingston means PN-G is alone in fourth place with a 6-7 District 20-4A record heading into Tuesday’s critical game at Livingston. A win puts the Lady Indians into the playoffs.

Valentine struck out four batters in the win.

Maci Dean was 2-for-2 at the plate with two triples and three runs, Katie Lee was 2-for-3 with a RBI and two runs and Breanna Brown was 2-for-2 with a triple, two RBI. a stolen base and one run. Bailey Crorey was 1-for-2 with a triple and a RBI, Taylor Thompson was 1-for-2 with a run and Kennah Belaire was 1-for-1.

Bridge City 11, Silsbee 0

BRIDGE CITY — Lady Cardinal Softball Field turned into a Home Run Derby for the Bridge City Lady Cardinals as they hammered the Silsbee Lady Tigers 11-0 in District 21-3A action Friday night.

Kasey Frederick led the Lady Cardinals (20-8, 7-3) as she belted two home runs, one of them a grand slam and the other a two-run shot.

Kelsey Fults and Hanna Carpenter got in on the act with solo home runs of their own as BC cruised in five innings.

Capenter was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate. Frederick and Fults both went 2-for-3. Kaleigh Carter was also 2-for-3 with a double.

Kellyn Cormier added a hit and also got the win on the mound as she scattered four hits and struck out four.

The Lady Cardinals will host Hamshire-Fannett Tuesday and Hardin-Jefferson next Thursday and can clinch second place in 21-3A if they win those two games.

Orangefield 3, Hardin-Jefferson 2

ORANGEFIELD — Proving who was the best team in District 21-3A this season, the Orangefield Lady Bobcats made a slew of key defensive plays and got some timely hits to clinch the 21-3A crown with a tight 3-2 decision against the Hardin-Jefferson Lady Hawks at Lady Bobcat Field Friday night.

Rightfielder Haley Fontenot’s RBI single in the bottom of the sixth sealed the deal for Orangefield (19-3, 10-1).

The Lady Bobcats led H-J (18-4, 8-3) 2-0 only to see the Lady Hawks rally with two runs in the top of the fifth.

Orangefield hit paydirt with two outs in the bottom of the sixth.

Khandi Breaux once again got the win on the hill for the Bobcats. She scattered six hits against a hard-hitting H-J unit while striking out four and walking three.

The Lady Bobcats will play host to West Orange-Stark Tuesday night for Senior Night to end the regular season.

Little Cypress-Mauriceville 18, Beaumont Central 0

BEAUMONT — It only took three innings for the LC-M Lady Bears to rough up the Beaumont Central Lady Jags 18-0 in District 20-4A action at Lady Jaguar Field Friday.

The Lady Bears (23-6, 11-2) scored there runs on just seven hits.

Danielle Hodges went 2-for-3 with a RBI. Haley Mills was 1-for-3 with a double  and scored four runs. Mikaela Stegall and Taylor Fraccastoro both had hits, scored a run apiece and drove in a run apiece.

Kayla Manuel had a hit, scored twice and drove in a run. Morgan Babineaux had a hit and two RBI and scored twice. Angel Villanueva drove in two runs and scored. Alexie Hughes drove in a run and scored and Ashley Short also drove in a run and scored. Ashley Short drove in a run and scored. Chelsey White had a RBI and scored. Jenna James scored a run and drove in one while Blythe Ferguson and Alisha Fuss each scored a run.

The playoff-bound Lady Bears will host first-place Vidor Tuesday to wrap up the regular season.