Following an undefeated regular season, the Conway Christian Eagles followed it up with its fourth consecutive district championship, as well as its fourth straight regional championship.
The Eagles (24-0) won the regional tournament after shutting out Hector for the second time in a week.
CCS beat Hector 5-0 April 28, and then, beat Hector 8-0 May 5 for the 2A-West/Central Regional Tournament.
One game removed from coming back to beat Pangburn extras in their last at bat, the Eagles made sure the regional game was out of reach.
CCS jumped on the board in the bottom half of the first inning, but it was a five-run second that pushed the Eagles to a 6-0 lead.
CCS added two more runs in the fifth inning, padding the lead and preserving the win.
However, the one run in the first inning was all the Eagles needed, as CCS pitching held the Wildcats to four hits on the day.
The Eagles received an opening round bye in the 2A State Tournament, which is being played at Pangburn, and will play the winner of Buffalo Island Central and Rison at 3 p.m. Friday.
The University of Central Arkansas men's track and field squad set two school records and finished ninth overall at the 2018 Southland Conference Outdoor Championships held at Incarnate Word's Benson Stadium.
UCA's women's squad set two school marks and finished 12th overall.
Sophomore Alex Hanson won gold in the 800 meters with a time of 1:48.67, breaking his own school record set last month and coming up just shy of the SLC meet record of 1:48.60. Sophomore Zachary Jewell broke a 29-year-old record in the 200 meters, running a 20.92 to finish fifth overall.
Senior Eric Moore took gold in the high jump, jumping 7-01, for the fourth SLC title of his career. Moore also won the outdoor title in 2016 and the indoor crowns in 2016 and 2017.
The UCA women scored 4.5 points and finished 12th. Junior Kylee Kirk broke the school record in the hammer with a throw of 144-09.
UCA's 4x400 relay team of freshman Demicya Griffin, freshman Tyler Rose, sophomore Ajah Criner and Morton finished eighth in 3:47.91, also a new school record.
The University of Central Arkansas Bears made short work of the Abilene Christian Wildcats on Sunday, grabbing a 16-4 run-rule victory in eight innings in Southland Conference baseball action at Crutcher Scott Field.
Cody Davenport (5-2), a junior right-hander from Fayetteville, went the distance, allowing seven hits and two earned runs while striking out four in his third complete game of the season.
UCA, which won its fifth consecutive game, hosts Arkansas State at 6 p.m. Tuesday and Arkansas-Pine Bluff at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
The third-place Bears return to SLC play next weekend, hosting second-place Southeastern Louisiana in the next-to-last series of the season.
The Central Arkansas Bears closed out the regular season on Saturday, going for the series sweep against the Northwestern State Lady Demons.
After opening the day with Senior Day activities, the Bears were unable to secure the sweep, falling to the Lady Demons 8-3.
Missed opportunities would make the difference on for the Bears (28-24, 16-11 SLC), who managed just three hits but used 14 walks and three hit-by-pitches to put at least two runners on in every innings. Central Arkansas was unable to capitalize however, stranding a season-high 16 runners.
Maddy Prough (2-3) got the call in the circler for the Bears, surrendering four runs on five hits and three walks while striking out two batters in three and two-thirds innings, while Rachel Haberman gave up four unearned runs on two hits and two walks in three innings. Kailla Searcy tossed the final third of an inning, retiring the only batter she faced.
The loss doesn't signal the end for Central Arkansas, who will open play in the Southland Conference Tournament on Tuesday in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
The Bears, who are locked in as the five seed in the tournament, will play in one of two single elimination games against the eighth-seed at either 11:00 a.m. or 1:30 p.m., based on the results of the remaining Southland Conference games this weekend.
Should the Bears win that game, the will advance to the double elimination portion of the tournament, taking on the four-seed on Tuesday afternoon.
With the top seed on the line in the 3A-2 Regional Tournament, the Mayflower Eagles dropped its game Saturday 10-4 to Glen Rose, who will be the No. 1 seed in the 3A State Tournament in Smackover.
The Eagles added four runs before Glen Rose scored one, but the four runs were the only runs Mayflower could muster.
Glen Rose scored three runs in the fifth and six runs in the bottom of the sixth, securing the No. 1 seed.
The Eagles will now have the No. 2 seed from the 3A-2, playing at 5:30 p.m. in Thursday in Smackover against a to be determined opponent.
Mt. Vernon-Enola Baseball
A six-run first inning for the Warhawks was not enough in the 1A-3 Regional Tournament on Saturday.
Concord chipped away at MVE’s lead to tie game at six in the bottom of the third inning before scoring seven runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, eliminating the Warhawks from the tournament.
However, it’s not the end of the line for MVE, as they play County Line at noon Wednesday in Mountain Home in the 1A State Tournament.
Mt. Vernon-Enola Softball
The Lady Warhawks split a pair of games Saturday, beating South Side (Bee Branch) 8-7 before falling victim to a 15-0 thrashing at the hands of Concord in the final 1A-3 Regional Tournament game.
The loss pushed MVE to the second three seed. It will have a first round bye before facing Dierks at noon Thursday in the 1A State Tournament at Mountain Home.