The University of Central Arkansas Bears used a 13-hit attack Tuesday for an 11-5 victory over Oklahoma State at Allie Reynolds Field at Stillwater, Okla.
The Bears (18-15) got major production from the first three hitters in the order, Keaton Presley, Justin McCurdy and Hunter Strong, who combined for seven hits, four runs and nine RBI. Strong was three for five. McCurdy (one RBI) and Presley also had two hits. Michael Haun was 2 for 3 at the bottom of the order.
Brandon Hagerla (5-3) pitched the final five innings against the Cowboys (19-13) to pick up the win.
The Bears defeated the Big 12 team for the second time in the last three games.
The Bears return home for a three-game series against Dallas Baptist beginning Thursday.
Harding (16-21) scored five runs and five hits and an error in the first, then pulled away after Hendrix (14-180 tied the game Tuesday for an 11-7 victory at Searcy.
Bisons reliever Logan McCall (2-2) earned the win by allowing three hits, a walk and a strikeout in 4.1 innings. Matt Sherry picked up the save by getting the final out in the ninth. Hendrix freshman Hayden Sea (1-2) took the loss.
Colin Brown went 3-for-4 for Hendrix with a pair of doubles and three RBI. Wyatt Hogan drove in three runs and scored one. Jorge Leon extended his hitting streak to 15 games with a double, scored twice and stole a base.
At Columbia, Mo., Tuesday, the University of Central Arkansas men’s golf team closed the regular season with an 11th-place finish at the Missouri Tiger Invitational at The Club at Old Hawthorne.
UCA shot a final-round 304 to finish at 306-298-304-908.H0st Missouri won as host with an 857.
UCA junior Louis Tomlinson finished 14th individually with rounds of 79-70-72 for a 5-over 221.
UCA competes next in the Southland Conference Championship on April 24-26 at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club in McKinney, Texas.
Central Baptist College golfers finished eighth Tuesday in the UA-Fort Smith Lions Golf Classic at Hardscrabble Country Club at Fort Smith.
Midwestern State was the men’s winner with a three-round total 832 followed by St. Mary’s (TX) with an 858 to tie UAFS for second place. CBC finished with a three-round total 895.
Sixteen schools and 45 men and 39 women competed.
Austin Harmon again led CBC as he placed fifth with an even-par of 210. Jared Baker from Midwestern State took medalist hohors with a 203 (-7).
St. Mary’s of Texas, which had four of the top five individuals, won the women’s team title with a three-round total 866 The Lady Mustangs competed with two golfers, Makenzie Baker (294) and Shelby Raborn (301) over two days.
In a makeup doubleheader Monday at St. Louis, Central Baptist College and Missouri Baptist split a softball doubleheader. The Spartans won the weather-delayed opener, 3-2. The Mustangs took the nightcap, 2-0.
All the runs in the first game were scored in the second inning. Raquel Westerman (2 for 3) homered for the Lady Mustangs and Caley Perry doubled in Cali Lankford. A CBC error and three Missouri Baptist hits in the same inning led to three runs and the lead 3-2.
In game two, Alyssa Estrada scored on a groundout for CBC after she tripled to lead off the game. Kaylee St, John homered in the fourth. Rachel Lawson picked up the win striking out three and allowing just six hits in seven innings.
Conway Christian’s Rachel Ledbetter scored double hat trick Monday in leading the Lady Eagles to a 7-0 victory over Jacksonville Lighthouse Academy.
The Lady Eagles quickly took the lead with a goal from Laila Sulieman in the first few minutes. Rachel Ledbetter scored two more goals along with a penalty kick in the first half. She scored three more goals in the second half.