Seahawks drop 2 to Angelina

Published 1:40 am Wednesday, February 8, 2017

LSCPA sports information

Lamar State College Port Arthur put together a heroic comeback effort but fell short in Game 2 of a doubleheader with Angelina College on Tuesday afternoon, resulting in back to back losses for the Seahawks at home.

The Seahawks, now 3-6 for the season, dropped 13-9 and 9-8 decisions to the Roadrunners at Martin Field in the home opener for LSCPA.

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The second game of the doubleheader was a back-and-forth affair with the Hawks going up 2-0 in the first inning when Alexis Perez doubled home Savanah Guidry and Kayla Sheridan. Guidry had reached on a walk and Sheridan on a single.

Angelina responded with a run in the third. LSCPA got that run back in the fourth when Marisol Ynfante stole second, then scored on a Morgan Chavarria single for the 3-1 lead.

Angelina scored three in the fifth to take a 4-3 lead but the Seahawks answered again with two runs in the bottom of the inning for a 5-4 advantage. Perez singled home Sheridan and Ashley May doubled home pinch runner Meleaha Ewing for the lead.

With two outs in the sixth, Angelina roughed up reliever Kelsey Stewart for five unearned runs before starter May returned to the game to finish the inning with Angelina leading 9-5.

May shut down the Roadrunners in the top of the seventh and the Seahawks went to work, scoring three runs to close the gap to 9-8. Perez, who reached on a single, came home on a line drive RBI by McKenzie Andrus for a 9-6 gap. Shelby Broussard, who was pinch-running for May after a double, scored on a Desiree Barerra groundout.

Briana White came home on an Ynfante grounder that the Roadrunners turned for a double-play to end the threat.

Perez went 3 for 3 with a walk, collecting three RBI for the Seahawks, while Sheridan finished 3 for 4 with a double and a triple and two runs scored. May had two doubles and Chavarria had two hits.

Stewart took the loss while May collected seven strikeouts in six innings of work.

In the first game of the day, Angelina used a seven-run fourth inning to spoil LSCPA’s early lead. After going up 2-0 in the first inning, Angelina picked up four runs in the second. The Seahawks added two runs in the third to tie the game before the Roadrunners went up 11-4. The Hawks were unable to recover though they matched the Runners hit for hit with each team collecting 11.

Perez, Sheridan, Barrera and Guidry each had a double in the game.

May picked up the loss on the mound, allowing 11 earned runs, including two home runs, while striking out six and walking six in 3.2 innings of work. Stewart allowed two unearned runs in 3.1 innings on the hill, striking out one.

The Seahawks host their annual tournament this weekend at the Beaumont Athletic Complex on College Street in Beaumont.

On Friday, the Hawks will play North Central Texas College at noon and Trinity Valley Community College at 2 p.m. Saturday, the Seahawks return to action with a 9 a.m. game against Baton Rouge Community College and a 1 p.m. showdown against Faulkner State Community College at 1 p.m.