PREP ROUNDUP: Guerra, Bost guide Indians

Published 11:51 pm Tuesday, April 18, 2017

PORT NECHES — Rain wasn’t enough to keep Port Neches-Groves or Beaumont Central in the dugouts.

Hayden Guerra doubled and tripled, and PNG lined 10 hits Tuesday night in a 13-3, six-inning win, improving to 11-0 in District 22-5A.

Austin Bost also had a double and triple, and drove in two runs. Nathan Vidrine scored three times and batted in three more, while Jacob Vaughan, Logan LeJeune (two runs), Josh Hranicky (one run) and Alec LeBouef (one run) each added a hit.

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Vaughn and LeJeune each tripled. Hranicky, Vidrine and Zack Deckert doubled.

Three PNG pitchers combined for the three-hit gem. Brandon Petix struck out six and allowed two hits in three innings, Dylan McGough fanned four in two innings, and Vidrine struck out the side in the sixth.

Central suffered a second defeat on the day, after the District 22-5A executive committee forced the Jaguars to forfeit a March 28 win at Port Arthur Memorial.

PNG (19-5-2) and Central will square off Friday.

Memorial will host Vidor at 6 tonight, and Nederland will visit Livingston for a 6:30 game tonight in rescheduled games from Tuesday due to the rain.


PNG 5, Livingston 1

PORT NECHES — The Indians (22-7, 12-2 in 22-5A) secured second place in the district following a 15-strikeout pitching effort by Alexis LaBure.

Livingston managed only two hits off LaBure and committed two errors. Sydnee Adams went 2 for 3 with a stolen base, Rachel Hammersmith (two stolen bases), Callie Jourdan (double, RBI, run, stolen base), Brooke Smith (two RBI), Kasidee Sartin (double, run, stolen base) and Marlee Barnett (run) provided the rest of the Indians’ seven hits.

Nederland was leading Memorial 4-0 in the top of the third inning when the game was paused due to rain. The game at Nederland will resume at 3:30 p.m. today.

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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