Men’s soccer teams from the University of Central Arkansas and Central Baptist College will play a benefit match Saturday in memory of Shafial Mason, who was killed in an automobile accident on Nov. 23
The teams will play at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Bill Stephens Complex.
A native of New Holland, Jamaica, Mason spent three years with the program at Central Arkansas, scoring a pair of goals and assisting on two more. Over his three seasons at UCA, Shafial made 40 appearances for a total of 1,722 minutes before he transferred to CBC to finish his career.
The teams will be accepting donations to help support his family.
MAYFLOWER — Mayflower (3-0) came from behind Thursday night to defeat Greenbier, 6-5, in baseball.
The Mayflower Eagles (3-0) slipped by the Greenbrier Panthers with a come from behind 6-5 victory Thursday night. Trailing 1-0 in the first Mayflower answered in the bottom half with RBI hits from Trey Bradley and Mason Quick to take a 2-1 lead.
Greenbrier led 5-2 going into the bottom of the sixth. The Eagles tied the game at 5 in the bottom of the sixth as the Panther pitchers walked two and Bradley singled. Tyler Godwin and Tyler Herrin scored on wild pitches and Jared Rippe would score pinch running for Bradley. The Panthers threatened in the top of the 7th with a single but would not be able to push the run across.
In the bottom of the seventh, Drew Duncan reached on an error and Michael Post walked. With two outs, Bradley walked to load the bases. Justin Sewell singled to left to drive in the winning run.
Mayflower coach Joe Allbritton said, “The boys never quit. We took advantage of some mistakes and then Sewell came up big when we needed him.”
Godwin went 5 and 2/3 innings for the Eagles and then gave way to Jordan Burns (1-0) who recorded the win. Godwin and Burns combined for four strikeouts and yielded seven hits to the Panthers.
The Eagles were led at the plate by Bradley, who went 2 for 3 with two RBIs.
In JV actionm Greenbrier defeated Mayflower, 2-0.
ST. JOSEPH SOCCER
St. Joseph open its soccer season this week splitting games with Conway and Morrilton.
The Lady Bulldogs lost to Conway, 4-1. Morrilton defeated the St. Joseph boys, 3-1.
Valley View, Maumelle, and Saint Joseph appear to be the top teams in the 4A-3 Conference.
The Bulldogs (7-4-4 last season) will need to replace a core group of six starting seniors, most with former conference and state recognition,
The University of Central Arkansas softball team defeated Memphis, 9-1, Thursday night.
Cierra Clampitt (3-7) allowing four hits and one run over six innings while striking out five Tigers (11-12). Christian Novak (4-5) suffered the loss for Memphis, giving up four runs on five hits and a walk over 1.2.
Hannah Stirton had a home run.
Central Arkansas (11-16) returns to SLC play this weekend, hosting Stephen F. Austin for a threegame. The Bears and Ladyjacks will play a doubleheader Saturday morning before closing out the series with a single game on Sunday.
HENDRIX WOMEN’S LACROSSE
The Hendrix College women’s lacrosse team won its second straight game with a 16-3 victory over Defiance College at Warrior Field on Thursday night.
The Warriors (4-5) outshot the Yellow Jackets (1-3) 27-10 overall and 23-7 on goal.
Freshman midfielder Kate Davis tied her season-best with eight goals to go with six ground balls and five draw controls. The Allen, Texas, native entered the game tied for first in the nation in goals scored this year.
Junior Landri Wenzel netted five points with three goals and two assists. Freshman Raychl Reger also scored a hat trick with a trio of goals and picked up five draws.