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Faulkner Sports Roundup: Bears defeat North Dakota for second straight time

Also, Hendrix basketball and softball, UCA softball and Hendrix baseball

Posted: March 1, 2014 - 8:20pm

The University of Central Arkansas baseball team scored two unearned runs in the bottom of the ninth Saturday to defeat the University of North Dakota for the second straight day, 4-3, at Bear Stadium.

Conway’s Tyler Langley set the tone for the ninth-inning rally with an RBI double in the eighth to draw the Bears within 3-2.

UCA (5-4) made the best use of five hits. UND fell to 0-3.

Bo Stitch (1-0) picked up the win in relief for the Bears.

UCA SOFTBALL

After losing 7-3 to Stanford and 10-1 to South Florida on Friday, the UCA softball team rebounded with two victories Saturday in the Under Armour Invitational at Clearwater, Fla.

Amy Gunnells’ two-out RBI after a sacrifice bunt by Hannah Styrton gave the UCA women a 1-0 victory over Western Michigan on Saturday morning.

Later in the afternoon, they defeated Temple, 11-3.

The Bears will play Loyola Marymount on Sunday morning.

HENDRIX BASKETBALL

DANVILLE, Ky. — The Hendrix College men’s basketball season came to an end with a 77-62 loss to Birmingham-Southern College in the first round of the Southern Athletic Association Tournament on Friday night.

The seventh-seeded Warriors end the year 10-16.

Sophomore guard Hank Aldous paced the Warriors with 18 points and two steals. Colton Primm had 17 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks for his eighth double-double of the season.

The game was the final in Primm’s career. The Fayetteville product finished 26th in career-scoring at Hendrix with 1,130 points and first with 114 blocked shots.

HENDRIX BASEBALL

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Hendrix College baseball team scored three runs in the top of the ninth to force extra innings, then scored four in the 12th to defeat Rhodes College, 13-9, at Stauffer Field on Friday afternoon.

The Warriors (4-5, 1-0 Southern Athletic Association) gave up five runs in the first to the Lynx (6-3, 0-1), who were receiving votes in the latest D3Baseball.com Top 25 Poll.

Collin Radack went 3-for-7 with thee runs scored and a RBI for Hendrix. Junior reliever Nick Land (1-1) earned the win for the Hendrix, fanning a career-high eight batters and allowing just three hits, two runs and two walks over five innings.

HENDRIX SOFTBALL

The Hendrix College softball team opened the Warrior Spring Fling with a pair of losses to Greenville College on Friday night.

The Warriors (2-4) lost the opener 10-9 in eight innings, then the Panthers (2-0) took game two 10-2 in five innings.

Victoria Hughes led the Warriors with three hits and steal with an RBI in the first game.

Michaela Larabee, Shelby Anderson, Courtney Riley and Catelyn Gibbs each had hits for Hendrix in the second game.

CONWAY BASEBALL

Conway High opened its baseball season Saturday with a split with Rogers in exhibition games with contrasting scores — benefitting the Arkansas Activities Association’s catastrophic insurance fund.

The Wampus Cats won the first game at Wampus Cat Field, 2-1. Rogers used an 11-run seventh inning to power to a 16-4 victory in the nightcap.

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