PREP ROUNDUP: Indians’ offense explodes against Pirates in softball

Published 2:43 pm Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Staff report

PORT NECHES — It appears Port Neches-Groves is primed for a Friday showdown with Vidor.

Kasidee Sartin drove in five runs, Cameron Niedenthal batted in three, and the Indians took an 18-1 win over Vidor in three innings Tuesday.

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Sartin went 2 for 3 with a double and scored twice. Niedenthal had a triple.

Rachel Hammersmith batted 2 for 2 with a double, scored three runs and stole a base. Kaitlyn Boudreaux, Brooke Smith, Hannah Denman and Callie Jourdan each finished with one hit and drove in a run, but Boudreaux’s, Smith’s and Denman’s liners were doubles. Jourdan and Boudreaux each scored two runs.

Niedenthal struck out three and walked two in holding Vidor to four hits. The Pirates committed three errors.

PNG will host Nederland on Friday.


Nederland 15, Central 0 (3 inn.)

NEDERLAND — Five Bulldogs each had two hits in a run-ruled victory over Beaumont Central.

The Bulldogs scored 12 runs in the bottom of the first, and Destini Trahan struck out seven while holding the Jaguars to one hit.

Hannah Goode and Lexi Eversole each batted in three runs for Nederland. They each had two hits, along with Brittany Taylor (two RBI), Kristan Traxler and Trahan. Allysa Collazo and Corley Pompa each had a hit.



PNG 0 (3), Lumberton 0 (0)

PORT NECHES — Preston Riggs came up with two saves, and Port Neches-Groves got three goals in the shootout session to pick up a big District 22-5A victory Tuesday.



Nederland 3, Vidor 0

VIDOR — Meg Sheppard kicked her 36th and 37th goals of the season Tuesday, and Nederland (10-2 in 22-5A) earned a big shutout win over the Pirates.

Bryann Landry also scored. Hailey Kimler earned the shutout in the net.

Nederland will host Livingston on Friday.


**CORRECTS Final score of soccer match**


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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