Seahawks start Crossover 1-1
Published 1:52 am Saturday, February 25, 2017
LSCPA sports information
BEAUMONT – Lamar State College Port Arthur split its two games Friday in the first day of the NJCAA Region XIV Crossover Tournament, winning 10-2 over Paris Junior College then falling 4-3 in the nightcap to Navarro College.
The tourney, which is being hosted by LSCPA, has the Seahawks taking on Northeast Texas Community College at 11 a.m. and Trinity Valley CC at 1 p.m. today. All games are being played at the Beaumont Athletics Complex on College Street. The 16-team tournament concludes Sunday.
A full schedule of games can be found at http://athletics.lamarpa.edu/Softball/2017CrossoverTournament.
NAVARRO COLLEGE 4, LSCPA 3
Navarro College escaped with a win after scoring a run on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh inning.
The Seahawks and Bulldogs battled even through the first four innings when LSCPA picked up two runs in the fifth. Brianna White led off the inning with a walk and her pinch-runner, Marisol Ynfante, stole second. Morgan Chavarria singled, putting Ynfante at third. Savana Guidry slapped a grounder to second base for the second out of the inning, but a throwing error allowed Ynfante to cross the plate for a 1-0 lead. After stealing third, Chavarria scored on a wild pitch for a 2-0 LSCPA advantage.
Navarro came right back in the bottom half of the inning, scoring three runs, two of those on a wild pitch, to take a 3-2 lead over the Seahawks.
In the sixth, Alexis Perez singled to start the inning and a McKenzie Andrus single put runners at first and second with Meleaha Ewing pinch-running for Perez. The Seahawks tied the game on a throwing error that allowed Regan Dowers to reach on a bunt and Ewing to come home for the tie.
Navarro had one out in the bottom half of the seventh when the Bulldogs hitter doubled to center field. A passed ball allowed the runner to third, giving the Bulldogs the opportunity to win on the sacrifice fly.
The Seahawks finished with six hits in the game as Perez went 2 for 4 and Guidry, Sheridan, Andrus and Chavarria each added a hit. Ynfante, Chavarria and Guidry each had a stolen base.
Ashley May worked the complete game in settling for the loss on the mound, allowing five hits for two earned runs with five strikeouts.
LSCPA 10, PARIS JC 2
Nederland graduate Savana Guidry was perfect at the plate, going 4 for 4 with three runs scored as the Seahawks cruised past the Lady Dragons in the first game of the tournament for LSCPA.
The Seahawks fell behind 1-0 after two innings but scored four in the third, three in the fourth and fifth innings to extend their lead to 10-1 before Paris added its second run in the bottom of the fifth.
The Hawks collected their runs on 12 hits and took advantage of four Paris JC errors in the victory, which moved LSCPA’s record to 9-14. Sophomore Kayla Sheridan added two hits and two runs batted in for the Hawks, while McKenzie Andrus and Morgan Chavarria each had 2-for-3 performances at the plate. Ashley May picked up three RBIs after going 1-for-3 at the plate for LSCPA.
Briana White, who was 1 for 3 with an RBI, pitched a complete game for the victory, allowing one earned runs on five hits.