PN-G closes season with win
PORT NECHES — The Port Neches-Groves baseball team clinched the District 20-4A second seed by beating Livingston 12-3 Friday at The Reservation.
Logan Ashworth started for the Indians and picked up the victory. Catcher Yancey Foster also added a three-run home run in the sixth.
PN-G (15-12, 10-4) will play Humble Summer Creek in bidistrict play next week at a site and time to be determined.
Nederland beats Central
BEAUMONT — The Nederland baseball team capped its District 20-4A title by beating Beaumont Centra 14-0 on Friday.
Nederland used a succession of relievers in the game for one inning at a time. Korey Clark started the game and was followed by Sam Smith, Jace Bordelon, Brett Smith and Preston White.
Teammates Seth Barrow, Colton Broussard, Jordan Wood and Beau Stewart all had doubles while Jared Ramoin and White added two walks apiece.
Nederland (22-4, 12-2) will have to wait on its bidistrict opponent. Both Dayton and Crosby tied for fourth place in 20-4A and will play a tiebreaker game on Monday.
Memorial falls to La Porte
LA PORTE — The Port Arthur Memorial baseball team lost 12-1 to La Porte in District 21-5A play.
Memorial (11-14, 3-9) ended its season with the loss.
PN-G closes season with win
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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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