Seahawks fall 6-1 in first game of Blinn doubleheader

Lamar State College Port Arthur freshman Vanessa Espitia tags Blinn College base runner Amber Langston as she tries to steal second base during the first game of Friday’s NJCAA Region 14 doubleheader at Martin Field. The Seahawks fell 6-1.
Lamar State College Port Arthur freshman Vanessa Espitia tags Blinn College base runner Amber Langston as she tries to steal second base during the first game of Friday’s NJCAA Region 14 doubleheader at Martin Field. The Seahawks fell 6-1.

Blinn College took a doubleheader sweep over Lamar State College Port Arthur on Friday afternoon, dropping the Seahawks by scores of 6-1 and 12-3 at Martin Field in LSCPA's conference home opener.

The Seahawks struggled uncharacteristically at the plate in the first game against Blinn College, managing just four hits over seven innings of play.

Sophomore pitcher Jessica Saenz represented the Hawks' lone run of the game, slapping a home run shot in the sixth inning. It was too little, too late, though as Blinn amassed six runs on 11 hits to move its record to 5-0 in league play.

LSCPA freshman infielder Maddy Stone doubled but couldn't find her way home, while freshmen Vanessa Espitia and Elicia Gonzales each had a hit in the loss.

Starting pitcher, freshman Britni Hunt, looked strong early but got rocked in the middle innings, eventually giving up 10 hits over six innings, allowing six runs, four earned, with three strikeouts and two walks. Saenz worked the final inning, allowing just one hit.