The UCA Bears softball team saw its season come to an end Tuesday with a 9-1 loss to Sam Houston State University in the Southland Conference Tournament in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Facing elimination as the No. 5 seed in the tournament, the Bears’ (28-25) offense could never put together a rally, scoring just one run across seven innings.
The Bearkats (23-31) put together a five-run seventh inning, putting the game out of reach for UCA.
SHSU scored two runs in the top of the seventh on a fielding error in centerfield before Bailey White his a sacrifice fly to left field.
Megan Crosby followed with an RBI double before Andrie Katie singled to left center, scoring Crosby, ending the Bearkats’ scoring parade.
The Bears’ lone run was scored in the bottom of the seventh when Ryan McTaggert grounded into a fielder’s choice to the pitcher, allowing Audrey Pratt to score.
SHSU’s Lindsey McLeaod (14-12) pitched a complete game, giving up one run on five hits and three walks, while striking out five batters.
UCA’s Rachel Haberman (10-4) took the loss, giving up three runs, two earned, on six hits, one hit batsman and a strikeout in four and one-third innings.
University of Central Arkansas junior Emma Svensson is tied for 61st place and senior Fernanda Lira is tied for 73rd place after one round of the NCAA Tallahassee Regional being played at the Don Veller Seminole Golf Course.
Svensson, from Halmstad, Sweden, shot a 4-over 76 while Lira, from Mexico City, Mexico, shot a 5-over 77 in their first of three rounds.
Svensson and Lira both recorded eagle-3s on No. 9, registering two of the tournament's eight eagles on Monday.
Svensson had two birdies, six bogeys and one double bogey.
Lira carded the eagle, three bogeys and two double bogeys on the par-72 course playing at 6,342 yards.
Both UCA golfers qualified as individuals along with four others at the Tallahassee Regional, with Svensson making her second NCAA appearance after also competing in 2016 as a freshman.
Conway Boys Soccer
The Conway boys soccer team locked up the 7A Central Conference championship with a 2-0 win over Southside on Monday.
The Wampus Cats got goals from seniors Brooks Thomason and Evan Trimble, while senior Jackson Goodwin assisted on both goals.
One goal was scored in each half for Conway.
They move on as the No. 1 Central seed and will face the winner of Rogers and Cabot at 2 p.m. Friday in Rogers at the 7A State Tournament.
Conway Girls Soccer
In the final regular season game of the season, senior Annie Grimes finished with a hat trick against Southside in a 5-0 rout for Conway.
Grimes tore her ACL last August and fought back to play seven months later.
Junior Bella Bryson and freshman Audrey Joyner recorded goals, as well.
Joyner, sophomore Ash Degny and junior Olivia Larson assisted on goals.
Conway goalkeeper Reagan Graff recorded a shutout.
The Lady Cats face Rogers Heritage at 4 p.m. Thursday at Rogers in the 7A State Tournament.