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Seahawks, Coyotes trade shutouts in Port Arthur

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Lamar State College Port Arthur picked up its first NJCAA Region XIV win of the year with an 8-0 decision over defending conference tournament champion San Jacinto College on Friday afternoon, rebounding after a 6-0 loss in Game 1 of the doubleheader at Martin Field.

The Seahawks are now 1-3 in league play and 14-18 overall, while San Jacinto College moves to 5-1 and 20-12.

The Hawks are back in action on Tuesday when they head to Alvin Community College before taking the long swing through the Valley when they face Laredo CC on March 17 and Coastal Bend College in Beeville on March 18. All three doubleheaders begin at 1 p.m. with a video broadcast available at www.coopersports.net. The pregame show for all doubleheaders begin at 12:30 p.m.

LSCPA 8, SAN JACINTO 0

The Hawks handed the Lady Coyotes their first conference loss since April 11, 2016, when the eventual Region XIV tourney champs fell to LSCPA 2-1.

Things were not as close in the second game of Friday’s doubleheader as the Hawks clubbed 12 hits while limiting the Coyotes to just four. After a slow start, with the game tied 0-0 going into the bottom of the fourth, the Seahawks exploded for three runs, then added two in the fifth and three in the sixth.

Freshman Morgan Chavarria led the Seahawks at the plate, going 3 for 4 with a double and a triple for a run batted in and a run scored. Freshman Makenzi Maloy, who was 1 for 2 with a walk, crushed a shot over the wall for a home run for LSCPA. Freshman Ashley May, who also went the distance on the mound, was 2 for 3 with two runs scored. Sophomore Alexis Perez doubled and second-year player McKenzie Andrus picked up a triple in the win. Kayla Sheridan, who went 2 for 4 at the plate, and Savana Guidry each had a stolen base in the win. Guidry and Sheridan are currently 1 and 2 in the conference in stolen bases so far this season with 24 and 22, respectively.

May’s performance on the hill was masterful as she threw six strikeouts while allowing no walks in six innings of work. Her win improves her record on the mound to 11-8 overall and 1-1 in Region XIV play.

SAN JACINTO 6, LSCPA 0

The Seahawks got off to a slow start with a first-game loss after being limited to just two hits over seven innings of play. Sheridan and Clarissa Moreno represented those two hits with Sheridan and Chavarria each picking up a stolen base. Chavarria reached on a fielder’s choice.

The game was tight through five innings. Then, San Jacinto scored four in the sixth and added two more insurance runs in the seventh.

Freshman pitcher Briana White did well early thanks to great defensive play but couldn’t hold off the hot-hitting Coyotes. She gave up six earned runs on 11 hits, including a home run, as her record fell to 2-3. Cameron Greaves pitched the last two outs of the seventh, allowing one hit and one walk.

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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