Looking to extend their winning streak to 16 games, Central Baptist College softball played Park today needing that win to advance to the American Midwest Conference tournament championship series.
CBC (35-17) got a pair of home runs and two clutch hits and held on to beat the Pirates (19-22) for their 16th consecutive victory in a 6-5 win and advancement to the AMC Tournament Championship series.
Madison Skelton earned the win, going four and two-thirds innings and allowing eight hits and four runs with three strikeouts.
Rachel Gregory picked up her first save of the season, allowing two hits and a run with a strikeout in two and one-thirds innings.
CBC advances to tomorrow’s AMC Tournament Championship series against the number three seed, Columbia College.
The Mustangs (26-28) were eliminated from the AMC Tournament, losing 15-4 to Columbia College (33-15).
Columbia received a strong start from pitcher Dakota Stone, who threw eight innings, eight hits, two earned runs, one walk and four strikeouts.
Andrew Warner paced Columbia’s offense with a three-for-six day with three RBI.
CBC’s Jose Delmar couldn’t make it out of the sixth inning, giving up four runs, two earned, on six hits, one walk and striking out six.
A big nine-run, ninth inning by Columbia capped the victory.
The Mustangs had a tough time in the field, committing four errors.
First pitch of the best two-of-three series starts 11 a.m. Friday morning.
Conway Christian Baseball
The Eagles finished up the 2A-4 East District Tournament April 28 with a 5-0 victory over Hector.
This marks the fourth consecutive district tournament CCS has won.
The team enters the 2A West/Central Regional Tournament as the No. 1 seed with a 21-0 record on the season.
Its first regional game was schedule for Thursday at 10 a.m., but has been rescheduled to Friday at 10 a.m.
In the opening game of the Region 1A-3 matchup, Concord eliminated Guy-Perkins from the tournament with a 10-0 victory Thursday at Nemo Vista High School.
The Thunderbirds entered the tournament as the No. 4 seed from 5 North, while Concord entered as the No. 1 seed from 2 South.
With its win, Concord will face Midland on Friday after Midland beat Sacred Heart 12-9 Thursday.