Manvel evens 5A area series after 2-1 win over PNG

Published 12:56 am Saturday, May 13, 2017

The News staff report

CROSBY — A wild pitch in the fifth inning allowed Manvel to score the go-ahead run Friday, and the Mavericks evened the 5A Region III area series with Port Neches-Groves, taking a 2-1 victory.

The defeat ended a 17-game winning streak for the Indians, dating back to the start of District 22-5A play. The Indians are district champions for the third year in a row.

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Game 3 is set for 7 tonight. The winner will take on Barbers Hill, which swept Santa Fe 8-0 and 2-0.

Cameron Stansberry got the Indians (25-6-2) on the board with a two-out single in the second inning. Manvel didn’t tie the game until the fourth, when Damon Fernandez’s triple sent home a run.

On the mound, Fernandez held PNG to three hits and struck out nine in a complete-game win. Brandon Morse allowed five Manvel hits and delivered two punchouts in six innings.

Austin Bost, Logan LeJeune and Stansberry had the hits for PNG.


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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