Central Baptist College’s Lady Mustangs swept four games at the second CBC February Meltdown on Friday and Saturday at City of Colleges Park.
On Friday, the Lady Mustangs defeated Columbia College (Mo.), No. 20 in the NAIA, the run-ruled Oklahoma Wesleyan. Saturday, the Lady Mustangs rolled over Haskell (Kan.) 17-0 and made quick work of in state rival Lyon College 11-4.
CBC, 52-1 last season, has won 16 straight games to start the 2011 season.
Against Columbia College, CBC got all of its runs from two home runs by Junior Erica Gunter. Gunter was two for three and homered in the second and the third innings. That was all is all Jessica Bock needed as she threw six innings allowing six hits and striking out 10 Freshman Emily Guess worked a perfect seventh. Bock improved to 8-0.
In game 2 vs. future MCAC foe Oklahoma Wesleyan, CBC pounded 18 hits, ending the game in five innings. Kayla Lucas was 4-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI. Hailey King was also 3-for-3 with an RBI, while Christen Kirchner, Carly McLennan, Gunter and Ashley Fair each added two hits. Jessica Sheldon improved to 6-0 with the win allowing only 1 hit and striking out eight batters.
Saturday, CBC scored 17 runs in five innings against Haskell Indian Nations in the first game of the day. Freshman Kayleigh Harriman, Katie Collier, and Sara Bateman each hit home runs. Bock and Kayleigh Cody each allowed one hit and struck out nine.
Against Lyon College, CBC hit five home runs; McLennan (two), while Kirchner, Fair and Brandi McChristian had one each. Sheldon improved to 7-0 allowing four hits and striking out seven, Guess worked two innings and allowed only one run on two hits and struck out four.
The Lady Mustangs have now hit 34 home runs in 16 games and are outscored their opponents 173-25 while their team ERA is 1.07. The Lady Mustangs will play a makeup doubleheader Tuesday beginning at 2 p.m. against Hillsdale Baptist College.
CBC also will bring in 14 more NAIA teams from all over the country for the second CBC Invitational Tournament this weekend at City of Colleges Park.