The University of Central Arkansas Bears had a four-run fourth inning and turned 12 hits into a 7-6 victory over the Creighton Bluejays on Sunday in their series finale at Bear Stadium.
UCA (4-6) took the series 2-1, its first series victory of the season. The Bears broke open a 2-2 tie with the four runs then added a single run in the sixth. From there, UCA had to hold on for the win as the Bluejays (5-4) scored four runs over the last three innings, and had the go-ahead run on base in the ninth when Cody Davenport forced a ground ball out to end it.
Rigo Aguilar finished 3 for 3 with two runs scored and an RBI.
The Bears host Mississippi Valley State on Tuesday (7 p.m.) and Wednesday (3 p.m.) at Bear Stadium before opening Southland Conference play on the road at McNeese State this weekend.
WAXAHACHIE, Texas — Central Baptist College split a softball doubleheader Saturday against Southwesttern Assemblies of God College, winning the first game, 7-0 and losing the second, 5-4, in nine innings.
Rachel Jones and Brianna Nunn had three hits each in the first game. Kimberlie House got the complete-game victory.
ABILENE, Texas — The University of Central Arkansas open Southland Conference tennis play Saturday with a 4-3 victory over Abilene Christian, extending a winning streak to six.
Abilene Christian (7-5, 1-1 SLC) took an early lead in the fight for the doubles point, as Lucile Pothier and Nini Memishishi earned a 6-1 win over Chunan Xiang and Amiru Shimoguchi 6-1, but Central Arkansas (7-2, 1-0 SLC) would rally, as Rada Manataweewat and QiLi Ma won their seventh straight match, taking down Ileana Mocciola and Autumn Crossnoe 6-2. Pornpawee Pramethong and Marli Van Heerden then secured the doubles point for UCA, defeating Whitney Williams and Sarah Adams 6-4 in the number one match to put UCA up 1-0. The win was the pair’s fourth straight.
Needing to win the final individual points to take the match, Central Arkansas did just that. Shimoguchi evened the match at 3-3, defeating Memishishi 6-4, 2-6, 7-5 in the number five match, before Oh clinched the win for UCA with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 defeat of Sarah Adams at the number three slot.