Bears close to SLC tourney berth

NEW ORLEANS — The University of Central Arkansas baseball team is a step away from clinching a Southland Conference tournament berth after a 14-0 romp Thursday night over the University of New Orleans.

A victory in the second game of the series Friday night will give the Bears, who entered the weekend in a  three-way tie for seventh place, a spot in the eight-team tournament they will host.



The Bears (27-21, 15-13), who have won four in a row,  rolled up a season-high 20 hits and had an eight-run third inning. It was more than enough with senior righthander Bryce Biggerstaff on the mound for his final career regular-season start. Biggerstaff tossed his third straight complete game, allowing just four hits to improve to 6-5 overall.

All nine starters for the Bears had at least one hit and one run scored, with senior shortstop Justin Treece going 4 for 5, Nate Ferrell going 3 for 5 with three RBI  and Carson Dowdle finishing 3 for 5. Seven UCA players finished with RBIs, six with multiple runs batted in.

 

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Basketball roundup: CBC and Conway Christian

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Sideline: Footbsll All-stars and 7th-grade Lady Panthers

3 from county picked for All-Stars

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