UCA’s McClanahan, Allday get all-region honors
University of Central Arkansas’ Caleb McClanahan and Forrestt Allday have been named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) South-Central All-Region first team.
McClanahan, a senior right-handed pitcher from Wynne, had a 10-6 record this season with a 2.43 earned-run average. He struck out 80 batters and walked just 12 in 122 innings pitched, including 17 starts and 5 complete games. McClanahan was a first-team All-Southland Conference selection.
Allday, a senior right fielder from Friendswood, Texas, led the Bears in hitting (.365) and ranked in the top 5 in the SLC in nearly every offensive category. He was first in runs scored (59), on-base percentage (.503) and walks (53). He was second in hits (85), third in average and total bases (101) and fifth in steals (15).
Allday was an eighth-round draft pick of the Boston Red Sox, UCA’s highest draftee since Marquis Riely went in the second round in 1992. He was one of a school-record three Bears taken in the 2013 MLB Draft last week.
The duo of McClahanan and Allday helped the Bears win a school-record 42 games this season, an SLC tournament championship and finish as runnerup in the NCAA Starkville Regional.
Greenbrier loses in consolation final
LITTLE ROCK — Greenbrier lost to Pulaski Academy, 52-23, Saturday in the consolation final of the Shootout of the South 7-on-7 tournament.
The Panthers defeated Malvern, 35-25, to reach the consolation championship. PA downed Mayflower 50-45, in the other semifinal.
In earlier games in the consolation bracket, Greenbrier defeated Clarendon, 53-21, and Little Rock Christian, 32-16. Mayflower downed Stigler, Okla., 44-22 and Harrison, 25-23.
Little Rock Central sent Mayflower into the consolation bracket with a 39-35 victory. Oklahoma City Heritage put Greenbrier in the consolation bracket with a 37-23 victory.
Lake Hamilton defeated Oklahoma City Heritage, 37-28, for the overall championship.
CCS reaches 7-on-7 quarterfinals
CHARLESTON — Conway Christian reached the quarterfinals of the Tiger Football Foundation 7-on-7 Showcase here Saturday before losing to eventual champion Charleston, 28-9.
The Eagles defeated Foutain Lake, 19-10 to reached the quarterfinals.
In pool play, CCS defeated Lincoln, 20-10; Danville, 24-8; Fort Smith Northside, 18-17; West Fork, 17-7; before losing to Charleston, 14-4.
Hendrix places 92 on academic honor roll
Hendrix College placed 92 student-athletes on the Southern Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll for the 2013 spring term, which was announced on Monday.
To qualify, an athlete must maintain a minimum grade-point average of 3.25 for the term and be a regular member of a varsity athletic team in a sport sponsored by the conference.
The Warrior baseball team had the most honorees with 16. Baseball was followed by women’s track & field with 13, softball with 12, women’s swimming and women’s tennis with nine, men’s tennis with seven, men’s track & field with six, women’s basketball, men’s lacrandsse and men’s swimming with four, men’s basketball and men’s golf with three and women’s golf with two.
Baseball (16) – Brian Commerford, Zane Heather, Daniel Imbro, Tyler Keever, Justin Mosbey, Anthony Nail, Brady Newville, Will Nichol, Grant Nunn, Collin Radack, Tim San Pablo, Cannon Schrank, Matt Simmons, Ted Smoyer, Kyle Teachout, Austin Womack
Women’s Track & Field (13) – Leah Bishop, Nicholle Cromwell, Stephanie Davenport, Sydnee Davis, Laura Gressler, Jennifer Koller, Elizabeth Krug, Julie McGrady, Kelly Rappe’, Constance Robinson, Haley Stratton, Cassie Taucher, Lindsey Wiggin
Softball (12) – Shelby Anderson, Taylor Bennett, Cara Brazeal, Sydney Copeland, Morgan Fires, Catelyn Gibbs, Ashley Halbert, Katey Havens, Tiffany Hubbard, Michaela Larabee, DJ Sandidge, Kaitlyn Zamzow
Women’s Swimming (9) – Sheryl Burt, Kaia Duke, Sydney Haldeman, Emily Hanson, Kate Henricks, Bayley Krell, Sarah McHugh, Laura Price, Jo Claire Robertson
Women’s Tennis (9) – Araden Brazzeal, Shannon Clark, Any Jivan, Caroline Kelley, Saranya Prathibha, Brenda Quintero, Elisa Rivera, Madison Schallhorn, Sybil Watkins
Men’s Tennis (7) – Bob Berardi, Nick Berardi, Jared Fisher, Udai Garimella, Payton Lea, Robert Sheets, Joseph Stepina
Men’s Track & Field (6) – Hunter Briggs, Micah Cothren, John Dyer, Carlton Leding, Andres Ramirez, Jeffrey Scott
Women’s Basketball (4) – Katie Coughran, Lindsay Driellette, Tiffany Hubbard, Kaitlin McNeill
Men’s Lacrosse (4) – Zachary Baier, Cameron Millstone, Taylor Preisler, Patrick Rogers
Men’s Swimming (4) – John Byford, Harry Lin, Samuel Maynard, Dylan Rogers
Men’s Basketball (3) – Colton Primm, Jaren Riley, Presto Wuich
Men’s Golf (3) – Micah Graff, John Weirich, Cory Ziegler
Women’s Golf (2) – Trilby Gibson, Kelsi McClure