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Faulkner sports roundup: Hendrix softball teams increases winning streak to seven

Also Mayflower baseball, CBC baseball, Hendrix track and lacrosse

Posted: March 31, 2014 - 4:44pm

SEWANEE, Tenn. — The Hendrix College softball team increased its winning streak to seven games Sunday with a doubleheader sweep of Sewanee-University of the South.

The Warriors (13-9, 7-2) took game one 6-1, then downed the Tigers (3-15, 0-10) 19-0 in five innings.

In the opener, sophomore pitcher Ariel McDonald (2-1) allowed just two hits, a walk and an unearned run in the complete game win.

Catelyn Gibbs and Morgan Fires each had three hits, including a double and two RBIs. Michaela Larabee also had three hits for Hendrix.

The Warriors took advantage of nine errors, 12 hits and eight walks for their highest offensive output of the season in game two.

Sophomore Kayla Patton (9-4) was in the circle, fanning one, in a four-hit, five-frame shutout. Hubbard went 3-for-3 with a double, three runs scored and two driven in. Larabee scored three times with three RBIs and a stolen base. Gibbs also scored three times. Ten different Warriors had hits in the game.

Hendrix will travel to Mount Berry, Ga., for a four-game Southern Athletic Association series with Berry College beginning Saturday.

MAYFLOWER BASEBALL

MAYFLOWER — The Mayflower Eagles (7-2) rolled to a 12-1 run-rule victory over the Arkansas Baptist Eagles in the Mayflower Spring Break Invitational on Saturday afternoon.

Baptist would take an early 1-0 lead on two hits, a walk and a wild pitch in the first inning, but that would be all the Eagles would allow as pitcher Jordan Burns retired the next 12 of 13 batters.

Mayflower took advantage of 14 walks and four hit batsmen.

Mayflower Coach Joe Allbritton said, “Burns pitched very well this afternoon. He has had a sore arm but it didn’t bother him today. I was proud of our patience at the plate and we had the timely hits that we needed to get the win.”

Burns struck out 10 in the two-hitter.

The Eagles were led at the plate by Trey Bradley who went 2-for-2 with three RBIs and Tyler Herrin with three RBIs. Burns also provided a hit and two RBIs.

CBC BASEBALL

Central Baptist College’s baseball team (21-11) split a four-game weekend series against Waldorf College (3-18) at Victory Field at Conway Christian.

In the first game of a doubleheader Saturday, Myles Hiebert collected two extra base hits in the Mustangs’ 9-6 win. He singled in the first inning and doubled in the third and fifth innings. Ross Westbrook was the winning pitcher. Ezra Wiley got the save.

Jesse Hughes, Sam Buczek, Myles and Brady Brashier combined for seven hits and six RBIs.

The Mustangs won the second game, 12-4.

Brady got on base three times, scoring a run with four RBIs. Dillon Cates recorded the win with 1 1/3 hitless, shutout innings.

The Warriors swept Sunday’s doubleheader 6-2 and 3-2.

Kody Gill struck out seven and allowed seven hits in taking the loss in the second game.

Waldorf College never trailed after scoring three runs in the fourth on two doubles and an RBI triple by Kendrick White.

HENDRIX TRACK

SEARCY — The Hendrix College track and field team broke two school records and won five events at the Harding University Invitational on Saturday.

Competing against Harding, Central Arkansas and Missouri S&T, the Warriors’ throwers especially excelled winning all three disciplines.

Junior Sydnee Davis had the second best hammer throw in school history, topping out at 41.04 meters, a personal record by more than five meters. She also won the shot put at 10.32 meters.

Freshman Anna King took first in the discus at 31.47 meters. Freshman Victoria Amadi won the triple jump and broke the two-year school record in the process. Amadi cleared 10.81 meters, despite a massive headwind, topping Elizabeth Krug’s mark set in 2012.

Krug won the 400-meters in 58.72. Krug, Tiatjah Johnson, Cassie Taucher and Tori Walters broke the 4x100 relay record for the second week in a row with a time of 50.65 seconds, placing second.

For the men, sophomore Jordan Barrett had the best pole vault mark in Hendrix’s NCAA Division-III era by clearing 4.26 meters, finishing second.

Freshman Conor Novotyn placed third in the shot.

HENDRIX LACROSSE

The Hendrix College men’s lacrosse team suffered its first defeat in Southern Athletic Association competition with a 16-7 loss to Berry College at Young-Wise Memorial Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The Warriors fell to 7-6 overall and 3-1, while the Vikings improved to 8-2 and 3-1.

Carson Boone scored two for Hendrix, and senior midfielder Cameron Millstone had two assists.

Hendrix will be off until Saturday when they host Birmingham-Southern College in the final home game of the season.

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