ALVIN – Freshman Madeline Stone was perfect at the plate in Lamar State College Port Arthur's first game against Alvin Community College on Saturday, leading her team to a 6-2 NJCAA Region 14 win. The Seahawks couldn't replicate that same dominance in Game 2, though, as Alvin took the second game of the league doubleheader 7-3.
Stone went 4 for 4 with two runs scored and two runs batted in to help lead the Seahawks to their second conference win of the young Region 14 season. The Hawks are now 11-12 overall and 2-2 in Region 14 play.
After back-to-back conference doubleheaders on the road, the Seahawks come home for their first league game at Martin Field in Port Arthur this Friday and Saturday. They'll face Blinn College on Friday, March 22, and San Jacinto College on Saturday, March 23. First pitch for both doubleheaders is 1 p.m.
It appeared the Seahawks would blow open another game with its dominating offense after going up 3-0 in the second inning against the Dolphins. Alvin would answer with two in the third and one in the fifth to tie the game, then added four more in the fifth inning.
The Hawks' only multi-hit player in Game 2 was Frederick, who went 2 for 2 with a double, a run scored and a walk. Rivera also doubled in the game while Smith collected a two-run triple.
Freshman Kassandra Vargas got the start on the hill, eventually taking the loss after allowing five runs, four earned, on seven hits. Jessica Saenz came on in relief but struggled, allowing two runs, one earned, on two hits before Hunt took the hill for the final two innings. She allowed just one walk in facing six hitters.