PREP ROUNDUP: Indians pound Titans again

Published 12:32 am Sunday, April 9, 2017

The News staff reports

Port Neches-Groves’ offense stayed pretty busy Friday night.

Five Indians batted in at least two runs in a 14-0 rout at Port Arthur Memorial, the second straight game the Indians shut out the Titans. PNG (16-5-2, 8-0 in 22-5A) routed Memorial 15-0 on Tuesday.

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Ten Indians combined for 11 hits, with Jacob Vaughan (2 for 2, two RBI, two runs scored) the only multiple hitter. Hayden Guerra, Alec LeBouef, Logan LeJeune, Brandon Marse, Mathan Vidrine, Holden Lane, Braxton Boudoin, Cameron Stansberry and Zack Deckert all had hits in the win.

They backed up Brandon Petix, who tossed eight strikeouts and held Memorial (7-11, 2-6) to two hits in five innings. Nathan Vidrine closed out the game with one hit in one inning, striking out one.

Ramiro Cibrian went 2 for 3 and Daniel Mitchell had a hit for the Titans. Daniel Mitchell gave up six earned runs on five hits and walked four in three innings to suffer the loss.

Van Ellas, Miguez Martinez and Carlos Granados each pitched an inning in relief.

Memorial visits Ozen on Tuesday, when PNG hosts Lumberton.


BEAUMONT — Braydon Credeur had a day. An awesome one.

Credeur chalked up 13 strikeouts in a one-hit complete-game shutout Friday, and Chase Kemp provided much of the offense with four RBI.

Kemp batted 3 for 3 and scored two runs of his own, Dane Jones scored four runs, Burke Badon (two RBI) was 2 for 4, and Landon Hiltz, Jones, Marcus Foreman, Brandon Cluck and Chandler Lancon each had a hit in the win.

Nederland (9-11-2, 5-3 in 22-5A) hosts Vidor on Tuesday.



In Port Arthur, the bats came alive for PNG in the second inning.

Following a scoreless inning, the Indians (19-7, 9-2 in 22-5A) went for 21 runs in the second and finished with 22 hits while Alexis LaBure’s work a little easier. She only needed to work three innings but struck out seven and allowed no hits.

Nine Indians recorded hits. Callie Jourdan led the way going 4 for 5 with two RBI and three runs scored. Hannah Denman batted 3 for 3 and drove in five runs, needing only a home run for the cycle.

Sydnee Adams and Kaitlyn Boudreaux each scored four runs. Kasidee Sartin, Bailey Crorey, Marlee Barnett, Jourdan and Denman were among those who scored three runs. Brooke Smith scored twice and Britni Hunt drove in two runs.

Boudreaux and Barnett each batted 3 for 3. Sartin, Adams and Crorey each had two hits.

Memorial committed five errors.

NEDERLAND 17, OZEN 1 (3 inn.)

BEAUMONT — Hannah Smith generated a lot of offense in only two at-bats.

Smith drove in five runs and scored two of her own, batting 2 for 2 Friday in a rout of the Panthers. Kara Litchfield (RBI, two runs) and Amanda Longlet each had two hits.

Hannah Goode and Kassidy Litchfield each scored three runs, and Bailey Beard added two. Gabby Fernandez, Lexi Eversole, Hannah Grumbles, Beard and Litchfield each had a hit.

Longlet needed only three innings of work. She punched out four and allowed an unearned run on three hits.

Nederland visits Vidor on Tuesday.

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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