Down 7-0 after four innings to New Jersey Institute of Technology, the University of Central Arkansas baseball team opened the floodgates in the game at Abilene, Texas.
Did it ever.
The Bears (3-3) scored 17 straight runs, including six in each of the fifth and sixth innings. on the way to a 17-7 victory.
Tyler Langley of Conway had two hits and four RBI with a home run. Nick Rougeau and Nick Ferrell scored three runs. Scott Zimmerle had three RBI.
Riley Echols was the winning pitcher in relief.
The two teams play again Sunday afternoon.
Drexel built a 6-1 lead then held off UCA rallies in the sixth and seventh innings for a 6-5 softball victory over the Bears in the UCA Invitational at Farris Field.
UCA (4-9) stranded two runners in the seventh.
The Bears will play at 11:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
In the first women’s varsity lacrosse match ever held in Arkansas on Saturday, Berry College, a fourth-year program, defeated Hendrix College, a first-year program, 19-6, at Warrior Field.
The Vikings led 12-3 at the half in the Warriors’ Southern Athletic Association opener.
In a match later in the afternoon, the Hendrix men totally dominated Centenary on the way to a 22-0 victory, the first shutout in program history.
The Hendrix College men’s tennis team lost to Austin College 6-3 at the Hendrix Indoor Tennis Center Friday night.
The Warriors fall to 1-3 overall, while the ‘Roos move to 2-3.
The Warriors picked up three wins in singles competition. Junior Robert Sheets won the No. 1 match over Adam Dokos 6-3, 6-2. Karthiik Garimella needed a tiebreaker to defeat Spencer Gander, 7-6, 5-7, 1-0 (10-7) in No. 4singles. Freshman Zach Villemez also won for Hendrix at No. 5singles, topping David Smith 6-4, 6-2.
The Hendrix women (3-2) won, 7-2 and already have passed last year’s win total.
Hendrix won four of the five singles matches played, with freshman Pratheepa Ravikumar defeating Sophie McDonald, Hannah Smashey downing Kate Willis, Lauren Mahaney defeating Aardra Venkatchalam and Saranya Prathibha downing Anamariia Khevali.
The Warriors picked up two points, one in singles and one doubles, by default.