Sports Roundup: Cbc Baseball, Uca Tennis, Conway Baseball and Hendrix Basbeball
The Conway Christian baseball team defeated Pangburn, 12-4, Thursday to win the 2A district tournament at Pangburn, gaining a No. 1 seed for the 2A West Central regional tournament next week at Pangburn.
Central Baptist College’s baseball team needed one win to clinch the final spot in the American Midwest Conference tournament and got two Thursday.
The Mustangs (28-22, 18-14 AMC) swept Williams Baptist in a doubleheader Thursday, 5-3 and 11-1.
In the opening game, CBC’s Brian Moreno limited the Eagles to six hits and struck out 11. Aaron Kincaid got the save.
Monterio May was 3 for 3 for CBC. Ben Madison and Josh Hibbard had two hits.
In the second game, Madison hurled a two-hitter and struck out 10.
Jalin Lawson was 4 for 4 with five RBI. May was 2 for 3 with three RBI. Percy Arnold had two hits and scored twice.
UCA will play a single game Saturday against Williams Baptist to end the regular season, then will participate in the AMC championship next weekend at Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tenn.
The University of Central Arkansas tennis team advanced to the semifinals of the Southland Conference tournament Friday with a 4-2 victory over Northwestern State at Beaumont, Texas.
Marli Van Heerden and Amiru Shimoguchi dispatched Kateryna Avram and Vladislava Litvinova, 6-1, at No. 3 doubles and Rada Manataweewat and QiLi Ma then secured the doubles points, rallying for a 7-5 win to push their season record to 20-2 on the year. Shimouchi, Pornpawee Pramethong and Van Heerden won singles matches.
Central Arkansas moves on to the semifinals of the SLC Tournament against second-seeded Lamar Saturday. The Sugar Bears and Cardinals will take to the court at 2:00 PM, with the winner advancing to Sunday’s championship match, which is also set for a 2:00 PM start.
Conway’s baseball team (15-7, 8-4) used an 11-hit attack Thursday on the way to a 12-3 victory over Little Rock Central (1-11, 2-21) at Little Rock.
Cade Tucker, Parker New and Nick Stillwell combined for a six-hitter. Central committed four errors.
Jordan Wicks was 3 for 4 with two RBI. McCall Dail had two hits, drove in three runs and scored three. Parker Gavazzi was 2 for 4, scored two runs and drove in two. Connor Cahill had two hits. Denton Haze and Andrew Hreha had two RBI.
Conway (17-11, 7-5) also won the softball game, 13-3.
The Lady Cats scored in the first and six in the fifth.
In the first round of the Southern Athletic Association’s West Division baseball tournament at Memphis, Hendrix defeated Millsaps, 8-4.
The Warriors moved to a second round game Saturday morning against host Rhodes.
Taylor Barker, Connor Nelson and Harley Faye scattered nine hits.
Matthew Lillard scored three runs, hit a home run and drove in three. Jorge Leon had two hits and scored three runs. Wyatt Hogan scored twice and had two RBI.