Published 11:54 pm Thursday, February 15, 2018

BRENHAM — A run in the seventh inning gave Port Neches-Groves the lead, but Brenham evened things in the bottom half of the inning, and the two finished in a 5-5 tie during Thursday’s first game in the Cubettes Lead-Off Classic.

Britni Hunt struck out two and walked four for the Indians (1-1-1). Hannah Denman in the fourth and Kaitlyn Boudreaux in the sixth homered, and Kasidee Sartin smashed a triple in the fourth for PNG. Boudreaux and Sartin each went 2 for 3.

PNG lost its next game to Gregory-Portland 6-4, but tried to make a late surge in the fifth inning with four runs. Bayja Newby and Denman each doubled, Callie Jourdan went 3 for 3, and Taylor Dominguez had a hit as well.

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Cameron Niedenthal struck out four and walked four 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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