LOCAL ROUNDUP: Titans downed by Red Devils

Published 12:09 am Saturday, March 5, 2016

The News staff reports
LUMBERTON — Huntington jumped on Port Arthur Memorial early for six hits in the first three innings and took a 5-0 win in the Lumberton baseball tournament.
Carlos Granados allowed just one earned run in those three innings and walked two. Huntington had four hits and an earned run off Roberto Collazo in 2 1/3 innings before Kevin Cruz Lugo calmed the 3A Red Devils’ bats, allowing no runs on no hits the rest of the way.
Ramiro Sanchez, Devuan Anderson, Granados and Lugo each had a hit for the 6A Titans (3-5).
Memorial plays at Ozen on Tuesday.

WINNIE — Sabine Pass scored nine runs in the fifth and sixth innings combined and easily rolled to an 11-4, six-inning win over the East Chambers junior varsity Friday in the Hamshire-Fannett/East Chambers tournament.
Sabine Pass (3-2) had to overcome an early 2-0 deficit through two innings and tied it with a two-run third inning, only for East Chambers to regain the lead with a run in that frame.
In the fifth, Dominique Wilson drove in two runs on a single, D’Coven Turner and Dominic Gillette each had an RBI single and Mathew Reeks drove in another run on a groundout to put the Sharks up for good.
Brayden Miller, who started the sixth inning with a two-run double, pitched three innings and allowed one run for the win.
Sabine Pass had lost two games Thursday, 7-6 to the Hamshire-Fannett JV and 16-1 to the East Chambers varsity.

LEAGUE CITY — The Nederland Bulldogs could not complete the sweep of games at the Clear Creek ISD Tournament Friday.
Nederland defeated Clear Lake 9-0 to start the day behind the strong pitching of Chase Kemp.
Kemp worked six innings and allowed no runs on three hits with no walks and eight strikeouts.
Kody Kolb was 2 for 4 with a run and Zach Friesz was 1 for 4 with three runs and a RBI. Burke Badon finished with two RBI and a run.
Kemp was 2 for 4 at the plate with a run and a RBI.
La Porte then defeated the Bulldogs 6-5 to push Nederland’s overall record to 4-5 on the season.
Brendon Dunkleberger pitched 3 2/3 innings and gave up three earned runs on five hits with four strikeouts and three walks. Brock Fenn threw the final 2 1/3 innings and allowed one earned run on two hits with one strikeout.
Austin Krautz had a double and scored while Badon was 2 for 3 with a RBI. Caine Williams was 1 for 3 with a RBI.
Nederland faces Friendswood at 1:30 p.m. to finish off the tournament.

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PORT NECHES — The Port Neches-Groves Lady Indians hung tough with the Atascocita Lady Eagles for four innings before the visitors exploded in the fifth.
Atascocita held a 4-0 run lead going into the fifth and then scored five runs to win 11-0.
PN-G (10-5, 1-0) was held hitless in the game and committed four errors. Britni Hunt pitched four innings and struck out two and walked three batters. Alexis LaBure worked the final inning and had two strikeouts.
Atascocita pitcher Shelby McGlaun, a Baylor commit, struck out nine batters and hit a double in the third and a double and a homer in the fifth.
Goose Creek Memorial is at PN-G Tuesday.

The Port Arthur Memorial Titans lost a heartbreaker Friday night to the Baytown Sterling Rangers.
Memorial and Sterling were tied 2-2 after regulation and the Rangers won it on penalty kicks, 3-2.
The Titans trailed 2-0 at half and Juan Lua-Barragan scored off an assist from Kevin Vazquez to make it 2-1.
Alvaro Lopez tied the match at 2-2 with a goal at the 7:45 mark.
Roberto Guzman and Sergio Sanchez both scored during the penalty kick session for Memorial.
Keeper Arturo Villarreal had 19 saves for the Titans who travel to face La Porte on Tuesday.

BAYTOWN — Port Arthur Memorial played Baytown Sterling to a 1-1 tie Friday at Titans Stadium.
Freshman Jalsari Morales scored the lone goal for the Lady Titans. The goal came from about 30 feet out, according to coach Phil Mattingly.
Mattingly said the win knocked Sterling out of playoff contention.
Memorial is home Tuesday against La Porte.

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