The University of Central Arkansas baseball team set up a key series with Lamar this weekend with an 11-3 victory over 18th-ranked Oklahoma State in Stillwater on Tuesday.

Lamar (21-6, 1-2), another Southland Conference team, defeated 19th-ranked Houston.

The Bears (19-6, 0-3), who are coming off a conference sweep last weekend by Oral Roberts, and the Cardinals will begin a three-game series Thursday at Bear Stadium. Games will be at 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday.

UCA used 19 hits (the most since May of 2010) to rout OSU. The Bears (19-6) are now 3-2 against nationally ranked teams this season (including two victories over Mississippi State).

The Cowboys fell to 19-5.

Central Arkansas lefty Zach Barr worked one inning, allowing two runs on three hits and a walk. Then, the Bears turned to Clint Green (2-1) in the second inning, and he tossed seven innings of one hit, one run relief, striking out four and retiring 21 of 24 batters. Griffin Glaude worked the final frame for the Bears, striking out one OSU used seven pitchers.

UCA’s Forrest Allday got on base four times and scored three times.

HENDRIX TENNIS

The Hendrix College men’s tennis team lost, 5-4, to Simpson College at the Hendrix Tennis Courts on Tuesday afternoon.

The match, which lasted nearly five hours, came down to the fifth singles match-up, where the visiting Storm (3-8) came out on top over the Warriors (1-6).

Hendrix started off with a 2-1 lead after doubles. Top tandem of sophomores Bob Berardi and Robert Sheets defeated Zach Kusick and Peter Reitgraft, 8-5, and sophomore Nick Berardi and senior Udai Garimella downed Jeff Hadden and Alex Hook, 8-6, at No. 2singles for the Warriors’ first two points.

Sheets topped Hook, 6-4, 6-2 in No. 1 singles and Nick Berardi defeated Liston, 7-5, 6-3, at No. 4 singles.

Billings won the deciding point against Payton Lea in a close match. Billings won the first set 7-6 after a 10-3 tiebreaker set. He then went on to take the second set 6-4 to secure the win for the Storm.

Hendrix will return to action on Thursday, hosting Birmingham-Southern College in a Southern Athletic Association match at 10:30 a.m.

HENDRIX BASEBALL

The Hendrix College baseball team defeated the University of the Ozarks 2-1 at Warrior Field on Tuesday night.

The Warriors improved to 11-15 overall, while the Eagles fall to 12-14.

Collin Radack, Matt Simmons and Brady Newville had two hits each to lead Hendrix at the plate. First baseman Tony Morales registered two hits for the Eagles.

Freshman starter Will Nichol (1-2) earned his first collegiate win by allowing just five hits, one run, two walks and four strikeouts in 6.1 innings. Junior reliever Justin Mosbey threw two scoreless innings and Daniel Imbro got the final two outs to earn his fourth save of the year.

Ozarks reliever Oscar Dominguez (0-1) took the loss, giving up the go ahead run along with two hits in two innings. Starter Nathan Cedor went five innings and gave up five hits, one run and four walks.

Hendrix will be back at home on Thursday when its hosts the University of Wisconsin-Platteville at 6 p.m.

UCA GOLF

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — Senior Julia Roth finished third and the University of Central Arkansas golf team finished fourth on Tuesday at the UALR Women’s Golf Classic at Diamante Country Club.

Roth, from Karlskrona, Sweden, shot rounds of 76-77-75 for a 228 total. UCA shot 319-323-309-951 to finish fourth. Sam Houston State won the tournament at 937, followed by Middle Tennessee (938) and Oral Roberts (947), UALR was fifth at 953.

For UCA, sophomore Malin Senneryd tied for 18th (83-81-74-238),