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College roundup: UCA softball and baseball; Hendrix baseball

Posted: April 18, 2014 - 7:07pm

Kylee Studioso tossed a one-hitter and struck out 10 Friday afternoon in leading the University of Central Arkansas softball team to a 5-1 victory over Houston Baptist, salvaging the third game of the series at Farris Field.

Studioso walked five in running her season record to 12-8.

The Huskies (16-23, 10-11) began the series by sweeping a doubleheader Thursday, 6-2 and 5-2.

In Friday’s game, Ashley Boswell had three hits and two RBIs for the Bears (20-27, 9-11). Taylor Dear had two hits and drove in a row and Sarah Bigej had an RBI double.

In the first game, Emily Mueller (7-7) worked four innings to earn the win, allowing two runs on eight hits and a walk with two strikeouts. Kendall Stiefel earned her first save of the season, holding the Bears hitless over three innings and issuing two walks. Studioso took the loss for the Bears, allowing six runs on 10 hits and three walks while striking out nine.

Shannon O’Connor (5-6) picked up the win for HBU in the second game, throwing 5.1 innings of four-hit, two-run softball while issuing three walks and striking out two. Siefel earned her second save of the day, again holding the Bears hitless and striking out one in 1.2 innings of work.

UCA BASEBALL

Matt Anderson hit a one-out shot to the right-field corner in the 10th inning to score Charles Deckard from first base and give the University of Central Arkansas Bears a 6-5 victory over league-leading McNeese State in baseball Thursday night at Bear Stadium.

The Bears (19-15, 8-8) got a complete-game victory from senior right hander Bryce Biggerstaff, who sat the Cowboys down in order in the top of the 10th to set up the walk-off victory. Biggerstaff struck out five and walked two, throwing 116 pitches in an extra-inning game that lasted only 2:42.

The Bears, coming off a 2-1 series loss on the road at Nicholls State last weekend, pounded out 10 hits against four McNeese pitchers, with Steven O’Bryant (2-4) pitching the final 1 2/3 innings and taking the loss. UCA, which left 11 runners on base, got two hits each from Doug Votolato, Carson Dowdle and Scott Zimmerle. Dowdle also made an outstanding catch in right field in the first inning, flipping over the wall in foul territory on the second batter of the game.

HENDRIX BASEBALL

SEWANEE, Tenn. — Hendrix’s baseball team began a three-game series Friday with a 7-3 victory over Sewanee-University of the South.

Jacob Perschke, Wyatt Hogan and Matt Simmons all had two hits for the Warriors. Collin Raddack had a solo home run.

Will Nichol was the winning pitcher, yielding five hits over five innings. Nick Land and Justin Mosley allowed tow hits in relief.

The teams play a doubleheader Saturday afternoon.

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