SOFTBALL: Seahawks run-rule, then fall to Bears

Published 9:11 pm Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Lamar State sports information

Lamar State College Port Arthur settled for a split against Baton Rouge Community College in non-conference action on Wednesday, taking Game 1 in a 10-2 whitewashing before falling 6-5 in the second game at Martin Field.

The Seahawks are now 13-22 overall. They get back to action on Friday when they host Blinn College in NJCAA Region XIV play. First pitch for that doubleheader is set for 1 p.m.

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The game also serves as the Seahawks’ Sophomore Celebration as 14 sophs play their final home game of the regular season. A special ceremony is scheduled for after the second game.


The Seahawks pounded the ball for 13 hits to force a shortened game on the eight-run rule as sophomore Morgan Chavarria went a perfect 3 for 3 at the plate with three runs batted in and a walk. She also had two stolen bases.

Makenzi Maloy finished 3 for 4 with two runs scored while fellow sophomore Julie French was 2 for 4 with two runs scored and an RBI.

Soph Kaitlyn Stebelton finished 2 for 4 at the plate with an RBI and two runs scored. Maloy, Jessica Saenz and Marisol Ynfante each doubled for the Seahawks while French and Stebelton each recorded a triple.

Briana White earned a complete-game victory on the mound, allowing two runs – both unearned – while giving up six hits and two walks. She recorded two strikeouts.


It was a double that was almost a home run that left the Seahawks just short of a possible comeback as the Bears held off LSCPA in the seventh to record the win in the second game of the doubleheader.

The Hawks trailed 6-5 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning when White crushed a ball to center field. The ball hit the top of the fence, bouncing back into the outfield. Initially, officials declared the hit a home run. After a conference, the ruling was reversed and White was given a ground rule double. With two outs in the inning, freshman Olivia Rivera singled, putting White at third. Maloy was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Baton Rouge survived the late push as the final out came on a fly ball to center.

The Seahawks managed just seven hits but six of those were extra-base hits with doubles coming from Chavarria, Regan Dowers, French, Maloy, Stebelton and White. Stebelton picked up another stolen base.

Kelsey Stewart started on the mound for the Seahawks, working four innings, giving up 10 hits for four runs, two earned, with three strikeouts. Saenz relieved and worked 1 1/3 innings, giving up two runs, one earned, on two hits.

White came back on to work the final 1 2/3 innings, allowing two hits and picking up two strikeouts.