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February 13, 2014

Seahawks split DH with Bossier Parish

PORT ARTHUR —

    When Taylor Harvill walked to the plate in the bottom of the fifth inning in Game 1 of Lamar State College-Port Arthur’s doubleheader against Bossier Parish on Thursday, Assistant Coach Casey Goodman told her “Score a run and let’s get this over with.”

    Harvill took her coach’s words to heart.

    On a 2-1 pitch, Harvill slapped a two-run home run over the centerfield wall to end the game on a run-rule as the Seahawks took the 13-4 win in the non-conference home-opener for LSC-PA.

    “We hit the ball well today,” Seahawks Head Coach Vance Edwards said. “But I’m especially proud of how aggressive we were on the bases. Instead of settling for one base, we stretched some hits into two and that set us up to score.”

    The Hawks didn’t fare as well in the second game of the day, though, as Bossier Parish rebounded for an 11-3 win for the split. The Seahawks fall to 2-6 for the season as they head into today’s Lamar State College-Port Arthur Tournament, which will also be played at Port Arthur’s Memorial High School softball field.

    The schedule for the five-team, two-day round robin tournament is:

Today

Noon – Angelina vs. Baton Rouge Community College

2 p.m. – Trinity Valley Community College vs. Angelina College

4 p.m. – Baton Rouge CC vs. Lamar State College-Port Arthur

6 p.m. – Mississippi Gulf Coast CC vs. Trinity Valley CC

8 p.m. – Mississippi Gulf Coast vs. LSC-PA

Saturday

9 a.m. – Baton Rouge CC vs. Mississippi Gulf Coast

11 a.m. – Angelina College vs. Mississippi Gulf Coast

1 p.m. – Trinity Valley CC vs. Baton Rouge CC

3 p.m. – Angelina College vs. Trinity Valley CC

5 p.m. – Trinity Valley CC vs. LSC-PA

    Of the five teams involved, three are NJCAA Region 14 participants – TVCC, Angelina and LSC-PA. “We’ll be watching teams like Angelina and Trinity Valley because we’ll see them again later when we start conference play,” Edwards said. “This is an opportunity for us to get a look at what our competition will be once things get serious.”

    Things were pretty serious at the plate in the first game of Thursday’s doubleheader against Bossier Parish, which also is a Region 14 team.

    The Hawks picked up 15 hits in the game, with Marci West going 2 for 2 with two runs scored and two runs batted, while Loni Prouse was 3 for 3 with two RBI and a run scored. Harvill finished 1 for 3 with the two-run homer while Lani Woods was 2 for 4 with a pair of doubles for two RBI and a run scored. Chelsi Alexander went 2 for 2 at the plate with three runs scored and a walk.

    West started the game on the hill and went two innings, giving up three earned runs with two strikeouts while Kim Villareal finished up the final three innings, not allowing an earned run while fanning one.

    In the second game of the day, Bossier Parish limited the Seahawks to eight hits while at the same time building an 8-2 lead after three innings. The Lady Cavaliers managed 14 total hits, tagging starting pitcher Katelynn Stephens with three earned runs on eight hits, which resulted in a loss for the sophomore hurler.

    At the plate for the Seahawks, Alexander went 2 for 3 with an RBI and Prouse was 2 for 4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Gilbert, Jordan Spivey, Harvill and Kelsey Richardson each had a hit in the loss for the Hawks.

 

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