By sweeping a four-game weekend series against Central Christian College, Central Baptist College (28-14) moved into second place in the Midland Collegiate Athletic baseball race.
The Mustangs swept a doubleheader Friday, 4-2 and 2-1, at Victory Field at Central Baptist College.
Sam Buczek’s walk-off two-run home run, his second of the game, sparked the Mustangs in the first game. He was 3 for 4 with four RBIs. Caslvin Hodges gave up one hit in getting the win on the mound.
In the second game, Central Christian (20-27) stranded eight runners while the Mustangs made the best use of five hits.
Dillon Cates got the win for the Mustangs. He struck out none, walked none and surrendered three hits.
Closer Ezra Wiley put away the final out to record the save.
Josh Buczek’s two-run double produced the decisive runs for CBC.
In the first game Saturday, Myles Hiebert’s walk-off single gave the Mustangs a 6-5 victory. Hiebert had four RBIs on four hits.
Josh Fortner gave up two hits and walked three and struck out three in six innings. Wiley surrendered two hits in one inning of work.
In the final game of the series, Kody Gill tossed a three-hitter in 6.2 innings in the 1-0 victory.
Josh Buczek’s single drove in the only run of the game in the third.
At Little Rock, the Hendrix College track & field teams broke four school records at the UALR Open on Saturday afternoon.
Competing against Arkansas-Little Rock, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Harding, Rhodes and Central Arkansas, the Warriors also won one event and had six more top-three finishes.
For the men, freshman Stephen Strearman bested his own school record in the hammer throw with a third-place finish at 35.82 meters (117 ft.-6.5 in.). He also finished third in the shot put with a mark of 13.88 meters (45 ft.-6.5 in.), the third best throw in school history.
Freshman Shaquille Grant had the fourth fastest 100 meter dash time in school history in 11.40 seconds, placing 17th.
For the women, freshman Victoria Amadi won the triple jump and broke her school record with a leap of 11.09 meters (36 ft.-4.75 in.). She was also second in the 100 hurdles in 16.17 seconds.
Amadi, along with senior Elizabeth Krug, junior Cassie Taucher and sophomore Tiatjah Johnson broke the 4x100 school record for the third straight meet with a time of 50.15 seconds, finishing fifth. Johnson had a 100-meter dash time of 12.61, placing 10th and breaking her two-year old record.
Members of the University of Central Arkansas track team competed at the Tennessee Relays in Knoxville and in separate dual meets with UALR and Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
At Tennessee, sophomore Brooke Cassar finished third in the 5,000 meters in 17:15.55, while senior Erika Setzler of Conway was fourth in the 3,000 steeplechase in 10:46.28. Freshman Marine Lecart finished 11th in the 1,500 meters in a school-record time of 4:34.57.
For the men, sophomore Corentin Louis was ninth in the 1,500 meters in a time of 3:55.28. Trey Carter finished 12th in the javelin (55.46 meters), 20th in the long jump (6.39 meters) and 27th in the 100 meters (10.86). Anthony Farris-King was 22nd in the long jump (6.28). Jonathan Burgess was 14th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (9:43.42), while Ryan Davidson was 21st (10:12.24).
At UALR, UCA’s women outscored UALR, 193-136, and UAPB, 196-157. On the men’s side, UCA outpointed UALR 278-84 and UAPB 284-136.
Junior Jean Black swept the 100-meter hurdles. UCA’s 4x400 meter relay team won in 3:52.69, while the 4x100 relay team was second in 48.34. Freshman Sara Calhoun was second in the pole vault at 10-6.
Freshman Anna Kirk finished third in the javelin (120-9.50), and sophomore Maddison Maginn was seventh (84-1.75).
For the Bears, junior Chance Tanner won the 200 meters. The UCA 4x400 relay team added another first.
Junior Travis Nagle was second in the pole vault (13-11.75).
At Birmingham, Ala., the Hendrix College softball team split with Birmingham-Southern College on the final day of their Southern Athletic Association series on Sunday afternoon.
The host Panthers (20-14, 17-3) took the game 9-1 in six innings, but the Warriors (14-16, 8-9) rebounded to win the finale 9-7.
The UCA tennis team defeated Incarnate Word, 6-1, Sunday for its fifth straight Southland Conference win.
The Bears’ Kelsey Williams, Kristina Horsikyan and Sasha Ruocco won in doubles and Williams, Horsikyan, Cassidy Crawford, Krizia Buck and Bianca Strukelj won singles matches.
In Atlanta, Oglethorpe swept Hendrix’s tennis teams in the Warriors’ final regular-season matches.
The Stormy Petrels won the women’s match, 6-3.
The Warriors end the regular season 3-10 overall and 0-7 in league play, while the Stormy Petrels improve to 6-13 and 1-5. Hendrix picked up points in four singles matches, Madison Schallhorn, Saranya Prathiba and Brenda Quintero.
Oglethorpe won the men’s match, 8-1. The Warriors end the regular season 1-12 overall and 0-7 in the SAA, while the Stormy Petrels, the 11th-ranked team in the Atlantic South, improved to 12-8 and 5-1.
Freshman Karthik Garimella picked up Hendrix’s only point with 7-5, 7-5 win over Craig Borne at No, 4 singles.
HENDRIX WOMEN’S LACROSSE
The Hendrix College women’s lacrosse team lost their regular season finale to Rhodes College, 16-5, at Warrior Field on Saturday night.
Hendrix honored two seniors before the game, attacker Molly Umble and defender Jenny Rable.
The Warriors fell to 4-9 overall and 1-6 in Southern Athletic Association play. They will be the seventh seed in the SAA Tournament and will face No. 2 Sewanee — The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., on Saturday.