Looking to secure a spot in the semifinals of the National Christian College Athletic Association Softball World Series, the No. 3 seeded Central Baptist College softball team took on the six-seed Cincinnati Christian in the second round Thursday.
CBC (40-19) beat the Eagles 8-0 in five innings and made history in doing so, winning their 40th game for the first time since 2012 and making coach Jordon Jones the most successful first-year head coach in program history.
Kymberlie House picked up her 19th win of the season, becoming just the fourth Mustang to achieve that feat, as she scattered five hits while earning the shutout with three strikeouts.
Alyssa Estrada had two hits and three RBI and Allison Seats and Cali Lankford both homered for CBC.
Seats home run was her 20th and it put her in elite company as only the fifth CBC softball player ever to achieve that number while also becoming just the fourth player in history to drive in 70 runs.
The Mustangs grabbed the lead in the first inning when Estrada led off the game with a single and scored in front of Seats’ two-run homer and it was 2-0 after one.
A single run crossed the plate in the second inning on Lankford’s seventh home run of the season, making it 3-0 in the second.
Cincinnati Christian’s biggest scoring threat came in the third inning when they loaded the bases when one out before Kimberly House wriggled out of the jam with a popout to third and a flyout to left.
CBC failed to score in the third but stretched the lead to 7-0 in the fourth on a fielder’s choice off the bat of Lankford and a bases clearing double by Estrada.
The game ended in the fifth when Rachael Jones led off the inning with a walk, stole second base and scored on Kaylee St. John’s single.
CBC advances to the semifinals Friday morning at 11 a.m., where it will take on Warner University for a chance to play for its second NCCAA National Championship.
CBC baseball coach Aaron Brister has announced another signee for next season.
Ty Decker will join the Mustangs in August.
Decker is a 6-foot-1 centerfielder who also plays third and second base and shortstop for Coweta High School in Oklahoma.
He was an All-District selection this past season and was selected to the Tulsa Area Baseball Coaches Association All-Star team, along with being in the National Honor Society and on the Principal’s Honor Roll.
CBC Track and Field
CBC cross country and track and field coach Cezar Terlea announced another new signee for the 2018-19 academic year.
Shannon Zamora will join the Mustangs and run in the fall and spring.
Zamora comes to CBC from Frenship High School in Woolforth, Texas.
The accolades continue to roll in for Colton Ryan after his terrific season.
The Golf Coaches Association of America named Ryan to the NAIA Ping All-North Regional team on Thursday.
Ryan was a first-team all-American Midwest Conference selection this season in his first year as a Mustang.
In addition to winning the NCCAA Central Regional in October, he posted three top fives, including another win at the Lyon College Spring Invitational and four top tens.