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Memorial, Ozen trade wins in doubleheader

The News staff reports

Carlos Granados struck out nine and scattered four hits in a complete game, and Port Arthur Memorial opened a home baseball doubleheader Thursday with a 4-0 shutout win over Ozen.

Ozen responded with a 5-1 victory.

Miguel Martinez and Derick Perez each had a hit in the Titans’ win. Perez also had a hit in the second game, with Ramiro Cibrian, Josue Rodriguez and JaKaleb Buckley each adding one.

Daniel Mitchell allowed two earned runs on one hit in 2 1/3 innings. Rodriguez relieved him and gave up four hits and two earned runs in 3 2/3 innings, but struck out four. Van Ellas struck out two in the seventh.

Memorial hosts Vidor on Tuesday.

NEDERLAND 7, VIDOR 6 (THU.)

VIDOR — The Bulldogs rallied in the seventh inning with three runs, all with two outs, and came away with a big District 22-5A win.

Connor McGrath pulled Nederland within 6-5 when he drew a bases-loaded walk. Case Babino took a 1-1 pitch and hit a hard ground ball that resulted in an error at center field, allowing Brandon Cluck and Caine Williams to score.

Chase Kemp came on for Conner Kemp and sat down the Pirates in order, striking out the last two, to earn the win. Conner Kemp struck out three and allowed three earned runs on two hits in two innings.

Starter Braydon Credeur allowed three unearned runs on five hits in four innings, but struck out five.

Dane Jones, Marcus Foreman, Burke Badon and Babino each had two hits, with Chase Kemp providing the other for Nederland.

The Bulldogs visit Livingston on Tuesday.

PNG 7, LUMBERTON 3 (THU.)

LUMBERTON — Josh Hranicky and Nathan Vidrine each rang up five strikeouts, and the Indians (18-5-2, 10-0 in 22-5A) remained unbeaten with a road victory over the Raiders.

Hranicky got the start and held the Raiders to three hits in four innings. He and Vidrine, who threw the other three innings, each allowed an earned run, and Lumberton also tagged Vidrine for three hits.

Hranicky was outstanding at the plate going 3 for 4 with two RBI. Hayden Guerra and Trevor Martin each added two hits, and Logan LeJeune, Austin Bost, Nathan Vidrine, and Holden Lane accounted for the rest of PNG’s 13 hits to the Raiders’ six.

PNG visits Beaumont Central on Tuesday.

SOFTBALL

LIVINGSTON 2, NEDERLAND 0 (THU.)

NEDERLAND — Thanks to a big fifth inning, Nederland’s bid for a perfect record in 22-5A softball ended on the road.

An error at third base with two outs, allowed two runners to score, making the difference for the Lions. The defeat overshadowed a strong complete game for Destini Trahan, who struck out seven allowed the unearned runs on three hits.

Grason Long was the winner in the circle after scattering five hits over all seven innings. She struck out two.

Hannah Goode went 2 for 4, and Madelyn Daniel, Hannah Smith and Bailey Beard each hit one for the Bulldogs (20-10-1, 11-1 in 22-5A), who close their regular season Tuesday at home against Memorial.

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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