For the second-straight day the Central Arkansas Bears reached double-digits in the run column Wedneday, taking advantage of 22 hits, nine walks, five hit-by-pitches, and five Mississippi Valley State errors to take down the Delta Devils 27-2 at Bear Stadium.
Central Arkansas (6-6), who scored at least four runs in five different innings, took an early lead by putting up five runs in the bottom of the second inning and never looked back, adding nine in the fourth, four in both the fifth and sixth, and five in the seventh.
Designated hitter Jay Anderson led the Central Arkansas offense, going 3-for-5 with five RBI and four runs scored, while Rigo Aguilar turned in a 4-for-5 performance and drove in three runs while scoring five. Tyler Smith and pinch hitter/first baseman Justin McCarty each went 2-for-2 with three RBI. Brett D’Amico drove in three runs in his first start as a Bears, and Michael Haun added a pair of RBI.
Junior Ricky Ramirez made the most of his first start on the mound for Central Arkansas, earning the win on the back of 5.0 innings of one-hit, one-walk work.
Central Arkansas opens Southland Conference play Friday against McNeese State at Lake Charles, La.
Hendrix (6-6) swept University of the Ozarks in a softball doubleheader Wednesday.
The Warriors won the first game, 3-2. They took the second game, 6-2.