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Spring recap: Bears take series from Memphis; Hendrix baseball abnd softball, UCA tennis and Hendrix lacrosse

Posted: March 10, 2014 - 6:08pm

After splitting two games with the University of Memphis that took a total of 31 innings, the University of Central Arkansas won the baseball series with the Tigers on Sunday with an 8-4 victory in nine innings.

The Bears (8-5) got a complete-game performance from starter Chris Caudle and pounded out 15 hits.

Memphis entered the weekend with an 11-1 record, including road victories at Ole Miss and Mississippi State.

Caudle, a junior from Greenwood, improved to 3-1, allowing 13 hits and four earned runs while striking out four.

Wesley Hoover led the UCA offensive attack, going 3-for-4 with three RBIs, while Nate Ferrell, Justin Treece, Charles Deckard and Nick Rougeau had two hits apiece.

UCA hosts Creighton at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

HENDRIX BASEBALL

The Hendrix College baseball team closed out their three-game Southern Athletic Association series with an 11-1, 7-inning victory over Centre College on Sunday at Warrior Field.

The win gave the Warriors (7-7, 4-2) their second-straight conference series by winning two of the three games. The Colonels fell to 4-7 and 1-2.

Hendrix outhit Centre, 16-4, and scored one run in the first, two in third, three in the fourth, two in the sixth and ended the game via a run-rule with three in the seventh.

Collin Radack tied the school record with five runs scored and had two hits, two RBIs and three stolen bases.

Ryan Ritz extended his hitting streak to 10 games with two doubles, three RBIs and a stolen base. Thomas Weber (2-2) allowed three hits over six innings to get the win.

The Warriors host Ecclesia at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

HENDRIX SOFTBALL

The Hendrix College softball team swept Millsaps College in a double-header at Warrior Field on Sunday afternoon.

The Warriors (4-7, 2-2) took the first game 7-2, then defeated the Majors (9-2, 2-2), 7-5, in the nightcap for the visitors’ first losses of the year.

Micheala Larrabee, Kayla Patton, Amanda Riley, Courtney Riley and Morgan Fires each had a pair of hits for the Warriors in the first game.

Every Hendrix player in the lineup had a least one hit in the second game.

Patton (3-4) was the winning pitcher in both games.

UCA TENNIS

Northwestern State took a 6-1 tennis victory over the University of Central Arkansas on Sunday in the Sugar Bears’ Southland Conference opener.

Northwestern State (8-3, 1-0 SLC) won two of the three doubles matches on the day. UCA (7-4, 0-1) picked up the win in the No. 3 match, as Simona Horsikyan and Buck extended their winning-streak to seven matches in a row with an 8-5 victory over Aliona Ladutska and Daniela Simonova.

In singles, Kristia Buck extended her winning-streak to eight matches with a 7-6, 5-7, 10-6 win over Kateryna Piatakova in the No. 5 match.

HENDRIX WOMEN’S LACROSSE

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Hendrix College women’s lacrosse team had its best offensive showing of the season, defeating Saint Mary’s College of Indiana, 18-2, on Sunday afternoon.

The Warriors (3-5) outshot the Belles (0-1) 33-8 overall and 27-8 on goal. Hendrix led in ground balls (17-6) and draw controls (16-6) and was 18-of-20 on clear attempts. Saint Mary’s committed twice as many turnovers (22-11).

Freshman midfielder Amibeth Marks paced the Warriors with seven goals to go with four ground balls and five caused turnovers.

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