FORT WORTH — Lamar State College Port Arthur's softball team came away with a pair of wins in the first day of the Cowtown Softball Tournament on Friday, beating Luna Community College 8-0 and Cowley College 10-2. In the middle game of the day, the Hawks fell 5-3 to Northern Oklahoma College.
The Seahawks are now 3-3 for the season with two more games set for the second day of the tournament Saturday at Gateway Park in Fort Worth. LSCPA is scheduled to play Weatherford College at 9 a.m. and North Central Texas College at 3 p.m.
The Seahawks rallied from an early deficit but couldn't hold on as Northern Oklahoma College scored unanswered runs in the sixth and seventh innings to take the 5-3 win.
The Hawks managed to match NOC's offensive output, coming back from a 2-0 deficit to tie the game 3-3 in the fifth, but it was six errors in the field that would spell doom in the end.
Freshman Kassandra Vargas went the distance on the mound, allowing 10 hits but no earned runs in seven innings of work. She had five strikeouts and three walks in her appearance.