Seahawks drop softball home-opener doubleheader to Bossier Parish

Makasha Brown, a freshman infielder for Lamar State College Port Arthur, gets ready to throw out a Bossier Parish Community College runner at first during Tuesday’s early game against the Cavaliers.
Makasha Brown, a freshman infielder for Lamar State College Port Arthur, gets ready to throw out a Bossier Parish Community College runner at first during Tuesday’s early game against the Cavaliers.

It was a tough day to play at home for the Lamar State College Port Arthur Seahawks as they dropped both ends of a home-opening doubleheader to Bossier Parish Community College, 14-5 and 7-3.

The Hawks fall to 4-6 for the season with the non-conference decision Tuesday at Martin Field.

LSCPA takes a short break before returning to action at the Faulkner State Sun Chief Classic in Gulf Shores, Alabama Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15-16.

In the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader, the Hawks fell 14-5 after allowing 17 hits while managing just six of their own.

Sophomore Olivia Rivera had the most success at the plate, going 2 for 4 with two doubles and three runs batted in, while Makasha Brown doubled home two with her one hit of the game.

Three pitchers worked the mound with starter Kassandra Vargas taking the loss after allowing five runs on five hits.

The Seahawks fared better in the second game of the day, picking up six hits for three runs. It wasn't enough to stop the Cavaliers, though, as they managed seven runs on nine hits for the win.

Vanessa Espitia was the big hitter for the Hawks in Game Two, going 2 for 3 with a double and three RBIs.

Britni Hunt took the loss on the mound after working all but four pitches in the game. She allowed seven runs but only three earned as she hurled five strikeouts with two walks.