, Port Arthur, Texas

April 15, 2014

SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Lady Bulldogs move on to face Dayton

The Port Arthur News

NEDERLAND — Nederland 15, Beaumont Central 0

NEDERLAND — The Nederland Lady Bulldogs finished off its District 20-4A schedule with a 15-0 pounding of Beaumont Central.

Nederland moved to 19-8 overall and 11-3 in district play. The Lady Bulldogs now face the Dayton Lady Broncos next week in the bidistrict round. Coach Will Mallett said nothing is official but he expects a three-game series next Friday and Saturday.

Savana Guidry remained hot at the plate Tuesday. She was 2-for-2 with two runs, two RBI and a triple. Tori Cooper was 2-for-3 with two runs, two RBI and a double. Bailey Beard was 2-for-2 with two runs, two RBI and a double while Madelyn Daniel was 2-for-2 with two runs and two RBI. Kelsey Beard finished 1-for-1 with two RBI.

Jessica Seanz worked 1.2 innings on the mound and gave up no hits with three strike outs. Madyson Guidry threw an inning and struck out two and allowed one hit.

Livingston 4, Port Neches-Groves 1

LIVINGSTON — The Livingston Lady Lions forced a three-way tie for fourth in District 20-4A with a 4-1 win over Port Neches-Groves Tuesday.

PN-G, Livingston and Lumberton are all 6-8 after Tuesday night. A decision on who takes the last playoff spot will be decided Wednesday.

The Lady Indians struck out 15 times in the game. Tori Jackson scored the lone PN-G run after walking and then stealing second. She scored on a ground ball from Shelby Valentine.

Little Cypress-Mauriceville 3, Vidor 2

LITTLE CYPRESS — The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Lady Bears turned the tables on the Vidor Lady Pirates Tuesday night.

The Lady Bears walked into Vidor last year already the District 20-4A champions with a 13-0 mark only to be stunned on the road by the Lady Pirates.

LC-M did the same to the current 20-4A champion Lady Pirates this year by squeezing out a 3-2 victory at Lady Bear Field to wrap up the regular season for both teams.

LC-M  (24-6, 12-2) got a pair of towering home runs by Taylor Fraccastoro and Kayla Manuel to turn back the Lady Pirates (25-5, 13-1).

Hope Russell got the win on the hill for the Lady Bears. She allowed six hits while striking out five.

Whitney Howerton absorbed the loss for Vidor as she allowed six hits while fanning six and walking one.

The Class 4A Region III bidistrict playoffs will start next week.

The 20-4A champion Lady Pirates will face Kingwood Park, the fourth-place team out of District 19-4A, while the Lady Bears will face 19-4A third-place unit Crosby.

Orangefield 10, West Orange-Stark 0

ORANGEFIELD — The District 21-3A champion Orangefield Lady Bobcats wrapped up the regular season with a 10-0 victory over the West Orange-Stark Lady Mustangs at Lady Bobcat Field Tuesday night.

Khandi Breaux got the win on the mound for the Lady Cats (20-3, 11-1) as she struck out 11.

Katelyn Dickerson was 3-for-4 at the plate and had two steals.

Breaux had two hits, including a double. Ashton Gautreaux had a single and a triple. Kaylie Evans had a double while Haley Fontenot and Maleah Saucedo both had singles.

WO-S (14-10, 3-8) will close out its season Thursday at Buna.

Bridge City 14, Hamshire-Fannett 0

BRIDGE CITY — The Bridge City Lady Cardinals continued to play home run derby at Lady Cardinals Field as they blasted four home runs in a 14-0 blanking of last-place Hamshire-Fannett Tuesday night in District 21-3A action at Lady Cardinal Field.

Kasey Frederick led the playoff-bound Lady Cardinals (21-8, 8-3) with a 3-for-4 perfromance that included two home runs and a double as she had two RBI and scored three times.

Kelsey Fults was a perfect 3-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored.

Hanna Carpenter was 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and a run scored. Hanna Faulk was 2-for-3 with a double, a RBI and scored a run. Bailee Bacon was 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored. Kaleigh Carter went 1-for-3 with a RBI and scored twice. Kellyn Cormier was 1-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored. Baili Thibodaux was 1-for-1 with two runs scored. Skylar Kahla was 1-for-1 with a run scored and Faith Kaufman went 1-for-3.

Cormier got the win on the hill for BC as she allowed just three hits and struck out five.

The Lady Cardinals will close out the regular season at home Friday against Hardin-Jefferson in a varsity-only battle that will start at 4:30 p.m.