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Olivarez helps Lamar on diamond

May 08, 2019 - 00:00
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Marcus Olivarez was effective for Lamar University in his longest pitching outing of the season.

The Co- OLIVAREZ lumbus

High School graduate helped preserve a win at New Orleans. The first out of the bullpen, the sophomore right-hander allowed two hits and one earned run in three and one-third innings. He struck out one and handled his only fielding chance.

Olivarez had a 8.31 earned run average and no record in nine relief appearances.


Ranger College freshman Darrian Smith pitched a complete-game four-hitter to earn her 11th victory. The Weimar High product allowed three earned runs and struck out four. She had a double and single in four at-bats and drove in one run.

Another from Weimar, sophomore second baseman Emma Holland is among two Nicholls State University players to have played—and started—the first 49 games. She hit .282 with three home runs and 14 runs batted in.

Freshman Julissa Llanos of Blinn College singled home a run in her lone at-bat against Lamar State College-Port Arthur. She competed for Rice Consolidated.

Women’s outdoor track

and field

For the second time this season, Riley Schneider of Texas A & M University placed third in the 400-meter hurdles. The Rice alumna claimed the spot by finishing in a season-best 1 minute, 2.14 seconds at the Texas A & M alumni meet.

Also from Rice, Lamar’s Caitlin Ambeau set a personal best of 27 seconds in placing 17th in the 200 dash at a Texas State meet. The sophomore finished 14th in the 100.

Kristol Vanterpool placed third in the triple jump for Graceland University at the Kip Janvrin Open. She is from Columbus High.

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