BASEBALL: Bulldogs win 22-5A outright

Published 12:46 am Saturday, April 28, 2018

The deal is done.

Nederland clinched the District 22-5A baseball championship outright Friday night with a 10-1 win at Port Arthur Memorial in the regular-season finale for both teams.

Case Babino led the charge going 3 for 3 with a double. Alex Ortiz was 2 for 2 with two runs scored, Trenton Simon hit a triple, and Landon Hiltz and Brock Holton each doubled.

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Alan Underwood earned the pitching victory, while Noah Gregory finished out the game.

Roberto Collazo, Miguel Martinez and Van Ellas each had a hit for Memorial (8-14, 4-10 in 22-5A), which tied Livingston for fifth. David Torres threw three innings in a start and Josue Rodriguez struck out five in relief while giving up two hits in four innings.

Nederland (21-6-1, 13-1) will take on Dayton in the 5A bi-district round at Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu. Game 1 of the best-of-three series is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, with Game 2 slated for 5 p.m. Friday.

If Game 3 is necessary, it will begin 30 minutes after Game 2.


PNG 12, Livingston 2

In Livingston, the Indians (18-9-3, 12-2 in 22-5A) wrapped up the second seed and ended the night early by scoring seven runs in the fifth to build an 11-run lead.

Livingston added a run in the fifth, but it was not enough to prevent the run rule from going into effect.

Austin Bost went 2 for 3 with two RBI and two runs scored, and Hunter Curtis drove in two runs as well on one hit for PNG.

Carson Roccaforte and Brandon Petix each had a hit as well. Khristian Curtis (RBI) and Petix each drove in a run.

Vidor finished third in 22-5A, with Lumberton coming in fourth.

PNG will take on Porter in the 5A -district round. Game 1 is set for 6 p.m. Thursday at Porter, with Game 2 at 7 p.m. Friday in Port Neches and Game 3, if necessary, at 6 p.m. at The Reservation.




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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