Ray Rogers to speak
at Sports Club

Ray Rogers, a Hall of Fame boxing trainer and Jermain Taylor’s cut man, will be the featured speaker at the monthly luncheon of the Arkansas Sports Club.

Lunch, free to all interested, will begin at 11:30 a.m. at The Golden Corral. The program will begn at 12:05 p.m.

Warriors give
Groat debut victory

MCKINNEY, Texas — The Hendrix College baseball team began the season by giving first-year head coach Neil Groat his first career victory, 6-3 over Willamette University, at the Ballfields at Craig Ranch Friday night.

Groat had spent the last seven years as an assistant for the Warriors.

Charlie St. Claire was 3 for 4 with two RBI for the Warriors. Matt Simmons had two doubles and three RBI. Collin Radack had two hits and a stolen base.

Jacob Perschke and freshman reliever Kyle Teachout combined to allow just two hits and 10 strikeouts.

Bears win two games
in Belmont tourney

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The University of Central Arkansas softball team opened the season going 2-1 Friday and Saturday in the Belmont Invitational Tournament.

UCA defeated host Belmont, 3-1, lost to Western Illinois, 10-3 in eight innings, and defeated Jackson State, 7-3.

Sam Forrest went 8 for 12 in the three games.

Kelsie Armstrong hurled a three-hitter Friday in the win over Belmont.

Forrest went 3 for 4 and Ashley Boswell added a home run.

Saturday morning, Western Illinois scored seven runs in the eighth inning in pulling out to a 10-3 victory. Forrest was 3 for 4 and Boswell 2 for 3. Sarah Bejei had two RBI. Armstrong was the losing pitcher.

UCA came back Saturday afternoon to down Jackson State. Lindsay Elliot was 3 for 4 and Forrest 2 for 4. Lissa Avitia had two RBI.

Taylor Barkley pitched 3.1 innings in relief and allowed one hit to pick up the victory.