The Sideline: Beck earns all-conference honors; Hendrix track

Andrew Beck earns all-conference honors

The University of the Ozarks’ Andrew Beck, a former St. Joseph star, has earned honorable mention recognition as a shortstop and pitcher on the American Southwest Conference baseball team.

Beck, a freshman, finished second on the team in batting (.308), RBIs (31), total bases (58), doubles (9) and runs (24). He posted 12 multiple-hit games and seven multiple-RBI games. He had a triple and four RBIs against Hendrix College. He went 3-for-6 with four RBIs against Mary Hardin-Baylor on March 21. On the mound, he finished fifth in the conference with three saves. He tossed 23.0 innings and posted a 5.48 ERA.

Hendrix tracksters place at Emporia

Three Hendrix College tracksters posted season-best marks at the Emporia State Sam Williams Twilight Qualifier on Saturday night.

Freshman Matt Ramirez cleared a personal-best 1.87 meters (6 ft.-1.5 in.) in the high jump, finishing ninth.

Freshman Jared Lincoln bested his Southern Athletic Conference medal winning mark in the shot put with a put of 43.16 meters (141 ft.-7.5 in.), placing 20th amongst mostly NCAA Division-II competition.

For the women, sophomore Estrella Flores was just 2.5 feet short of the school record in the javelin with a mark of 36.27 meters (119 ft.-.25 in.), finishing 11th with her season-best throw.

Junior Sydnee Davis finished 15th in the hammer throw at 40.48 meters (132 ft.-10 in.).

The Warriors will compete in the North Central Gregory Invitational in Naperville, Illinois, beginning Tuesday.

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