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Seahawks take 2 from Baton Rouge

The News staff report

Lamar State College Port Arthur scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth to open a doubleheader sweep of Baton Rouge Community College with an 8-6 victory on Thursday.

Lamar State then won 5-1.

Marisol Ynfante stole home with no outs in the bottom of the sixth inning of the first game to start the winning rally. That was during Kayla Sheridan’s at-bat, and the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi signee finished it with a single to third base. Alexis Perez gave the Seahawks the lead with a one-run single, and Sheridan scored on an error to fashion the final score.

Lamar State won the offensive battle not only in runs but in the hit column 12-11. Guidry, who’s headed to Lamar University, went 3 for 4 with three runs scored. Sheridan was 2 for 4, and Perez — who drove in three runs — had a hit, as did Briana White, Morgan Chavarria, Makenzi Maloy, Meleaha Ewing, Ynfante and May. Maloy’s hit was a home run.

White earned the win after 2 2/3 innings and two hits allowed. Cameron Greaves started and gave up three earned rusn on nine hits.

In the second game, Guidry went 3 for 3 and scored two runs, and White, who homered, was 2 for 3. Shelby Broussard, McKenzie Andrus, Desiree Barrera, Sheridan, Perez and May also made the hit column.

May allowed one earned run on four hits in a complete-game win.

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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