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Faulkner College Sports: UCA golf and Hendrix track

Also Hendrix softball and lacrosse, CBC baseball and UCA tennis

Posted: March 26, 2014 - 4:59pm

HOT SPRINGS — Sophomore Sarah Brown shot a final-round 71 Tuesday to help the University of Central Arkansas women’s golf team finish fourth at the UALR Women’s Golf Classic played at Diamante Country Club.

Brown shot rounds of 77-73-71 for a 221 total and a second-place overall finish, leading UCA to a three-round score of 935.

Junior Malin Senneryd tied for 23rd (84-75-78-237), while sophomore Frida Svennson (79-80-81-240) and junior Kendra Mann (85-77-78-240) tied for 39th, while senior Carly Dear tied for 65th (84-78-86-248).

Middle Tennessee took the title with a 921 score, followed by Oral Roberts (930), Wichita State (931),  UCA (935), Georgia State (936), South Alabama (948), Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (950), High Point (951), Eastern Michigan (954), Arkansas State (955), Ball State (958), UALR and Missouri State (959), Sam Houston State (970), UMKC (972), UTEP (991) and Northern Iowa (998).

HENDRIX TRACK

Hendrix College senior Elizabeth Krug was named the Southern Athletic Association Women’s Field Athlete of the Week on Wednesday.

Krug leads Division-III competition after a second-place finish in the heptathlon with 4,539 points at the UCA Multis and Relays on Friday and Saturday. She finished 21 points behind UCA’s Samantha Gibson.

Krug had the best shot put of the field, clearing 11.01 meters (36 ft.-1.5 in.). She was second in the high jump at 1.55 meters (5 ft.-1 in.), the 200 meters (25.85 sec.), the 100 meter hurdles (15.83) and the javelin at 32.01 meters (105-.5 in.). Krug took third in the long jump at 4.90 meters (16 ft.-1 in.) and in the 800 meters (2:31.62).

She also anchored the 4x100 meter relay team that set a school record.

CBC BASEBALL

Central Baptist College swept a doubleheader from Crowley’s Ridge College, 14-3 and 3-2 in eight innings, Tuesday at Victory Field at Conway Christian.

In the first game, the Mustangs scored seven runs in the fifth on a sacrifice fly by Joshua Buczek, a double by Samuel Buczek, an RBI single by Ross Westbrook, a two-run single by Santez Richardson and a two-run single by Ryan Johnson.

Ross had two RBIs on three hits for CBC Mustangs.

Dillon Cats gave up two hits in five innings of relief for CBC in picking up the win. Starter Caleb McNab allowed one hit in two innings of work.

In the second game, Gunner Allen allowed one hit, walked two and struck out seven in eight innings of work.

Nick Hefley, who was 2-for-2, drove in Scott Gracey with the winning run in the eighth.

Westbrook had an RBI single for CBC, and Buczek an RBI double.

HENDRIX GOLF

BOSSIER CITY, La. — The Hendrix College men’s golf team finished eighth at the Centenary/Hal Sutton Intercollegiate at the Golf Club at Stonebridge on Monday and Tuesday.

Freshman Kevin Austrian tied his season-low round of 75 in the first 18, and was in seventh entering the final round. He followed with an 80, for a total of 155 strokes and tied for 11th.

The host Gents won the men’s field with 608 strokes. They were followed by Paris CC (615), Tyler JC (624), Jacksonville CC (637), Texas Lutheran (638), Mississippi College (638), Texarkana College (652), Hendrix (657) and Centenary B (714).

Junior Kelsi McClure was the only participant for the Warrior women. She placed 36th with a 104-96-200, tying her season-best round on the final 18.

UCA MEN’S GOLF

SAN ANTONIO —The University of Central Arkansas men’s golf team finished ninth out of 15 teams Tuesday at the UTSA/Lone Star Invitational played at Briggs Ranch Golf Course.

The Bears shot rounds of 295-288-296 for an 879 total.

Junior Pep Angles finished in a four-way tie for eighth place with rounds of 72-67-74 for a 3-under 213.

New Mexico finished first (848), followed by Baylor (854), Southeastern Louisiana (863), Purdue (865), North Texas and Houston Baptist (866), Rice (870), UTSA (874) UCA (879), UT Arlington (881), Sacramento State (882), Texas State (884), Notre Dame (886), Louisiana Tech (888) and South Dakota State (910).

HENDRIX SOFTBALL

The Hendrix College softball team wrapped up a 14-game home stand with a split against Nebraska-Wesleyan University at Warrior Field on Tuesday afternoon.

The Warriors (10-8) took game one 8-1, but the Prairie Wolves (7-7) rebounded to win the nightcap 11-1 in five innings.

In the first game, Hendrix took advantage of two errors and four hits in the bottom of the first for six runs. Junior shortstop Michaela Larabee had an RBI-double and junior right fielder Morgan Fires recorded a sacrifice fly in the inning. Senior center fielder Tiffany Hubbard knocked two in on a base hit in the frame as well.

Senior second baseman Catelyn Gibbs hit a single with one out in the fourth, moved to second on a Larabee walk and scored on an error to give the Warriors a 7-0 lead.

Madi Francis had a pinch-hit RBI double, scoring right fielder Brittni Eitzmann for NWU’s only run of the game in the fifth. Freshman catcher Amanda Riley drove in freshman first baseman Sydney Ozersky in the bottom of the fifth for the final run of the game.

Amanda Riley went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored, and Shelby Anderson added two hits.

Sophomore Kayla Patton (7-4) earned the win, giving up four hits, one run, four walks and three strikeouts in the complete game.

HENDRIX LACROSSE

The Hendrix College men’s lacrosse team lost 7-6 in double overtime to Elmhurst College at Young-Wise Memorial Stadium on Tuesday night.

The visiting Blue Jays (3-4) outshot the Warriors (6-5) 32-31, but Hendrix had a 21-18 on-goal advantage.

Jason Blatt had two goals and an assist with eight ground balls and two caused turnovers for the Warriors.

Hendrix will return to Southern Athletic Association play on Friday night when they host Oglethorpe University.

UCA TENNIS

DALLAS — Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (9-4, 3-1) took a 6-1 victory Tuesday over the University of Central Arkansas tennis team (7-9, 0-6).

In singles play, Simona Horsikyan scored the Bears’ only win, defeating Stefania Nicolae 6-4, 6-1 in the No. 1 match.

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