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Sports Roundup: UCA's Angles Golfer of Year in SLC

Also, St. Joseph baseball, Hendrix baseball and golf

Posted: April 28, 2014 - 3:05pm

University of Central Arkansas golfer Pep Angles was named the 2013-14 Southland Conference Men’s Golfer of the Year for the second consecutive year after a vote of the league’s head coaches and sports information directors.

Sophomore James Newton was named to the All-SLC second team.

Angles, a junior from Barcelona, Spain, is the first two-time golfer of the year honoree since Lamar’s Chris Stroud won from 2001-2004 and UCA’s only male golfer to win the award. Angles is a three-time all-conference selection and was also the SLC Student-Athlete of the Year last season.

He averaged a league-best 71.14 shots in 28 rounds of play and captured two individual medalist honors. In 10 tournaments, Angles finished in the top 10 eight times including a wins at the Louisiana Tech Argent Financial Classic in March and the Ole Miss Reunion Intercollegiate in April. He finished second at the conference championship for the second consecutive year and posted a tournament-low round of 4-under par 68 in both the first and second rounds.

Angles, who qualified for the 2013 NCAA Fayetteville Regional last season, joins UCA sophomore Sarah Brown in sweeping the SLC golfer of the year awards for the second consecutive season. Angles and Julia Roth took the titles last season.

Newton, from Macclesfield, England, averaged 72.89 strokes over 28 rounds, with a low round of 67. He finished in the Top 10 four times with one medalist honor.

ST. JOSEPH BASEBALL

St. Joseph clinched the conference baseball title Friday with a 7-6 victory at Conway Christian.

But coach Luke Davis, whose team went to 11-4, 9-0, described the victory as “the good, the bad and the ugly.”

The ugly was four errors and four baserunning errors. The bad was 10 walks and 11 runners left on base.

“The good was that as ugly as it was, we found a way to hold on and win,” Davis said.

Britt Stroth (5-1) got the win, striking out five and allowing two runs over four inninggs. Jacob Lampe was 2 for 3. Nash Nichols had two hits, including a double and an RBI. Stroth was 2 for 2 with a double and three RBI. Taylor Schrekenhofer had two hits and two RBI.

HENDRIX BASEBALL

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Hendrix College baseball team broke the program record for wins in a season, but tts season came to an end at the Southern Athletic Association Tournament at Striplin Field on Friday and Saturday.

The fifth-seeded Warriors (23-20) defeated No. 4 Millsap,s 2-1, on Friday, breaking the old wins record of 22 set in 2009 and 2012. Hendrix then lost to top-seeded Birmingham-Southern, the 19th-ranked team in the nation, 3-2, on Saturday, then was eliminated by Millsaps, 11-6, Saturday evening.

Birmingham-Southern won Saturday’s game on a walkoff wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth.

Jacob Perschke picked up two hits for the Warriors.

In Saturday night’s elimination game, the Majors powered to an 11-0 lead after five innings and held on.

Thomas Weber was 2 for 4 with three RBI and Wyatt Hogan was 2 for 4 with a pair of runs. Freshman Spencer Summers had a double and a single and Ritz picked up two hits as well.

HENDRIX GOLF

BRASELTON, Ga. — The Hendrix College men’s and women’s golf seasons came to an end at the Southern Athletic Association Championships at Chateau Elan Resort last week.

The Warrior men, who finished eighth among eight teams were led by freshman Kevin Austrian, who shot a 77-80-76-233, tying for 27th.

The women did not field a full team. Junior Kelsi McClure led the Warrior women with a 97-92-91-280, finishing 31st.

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