Junior Connor McClain of Conway was the latest pitcher to give the Sam Houston State Bearkats fits. The University of Central Arkansas baseball team swept a weekend series after the Bearkats came to Conway ranked 16th in the nation.

McClain went 6 2/3 innings, allowing just four hits and three runs in the 6-4 victory at Bear Stadium. Senior Scott Zimmerle moved from first base to the mound for the final two innings, allowing just one hit to earn his first save of the season. The Bears used only two relief pitchers in the three-game series as the UCA starters threw 24 2/3 of the 27 innings.

The Bears (14-8, 4-2) won their fifth-straight game and handed the Bearkats (16-8, 3-3) their first SLC sweep since the 2011 season. UCA has now won six of its last seven games while SHSU has dropped four straight.

UCA is off until next weekend’s series at Stephen F. Austin.


The Hendrix College baseball team completed a three-game sweep of Millsaps College with a 3-1 victory at Warrior Field on Sunday.

The Warriors improved to 11-11 overall and 7-5 in Southern Athletic Association competition, while the Majors dropped to 12-11 and 3-5.

Warriors senior righty Thomas Weber (3-2) started and went three innings, allowing three hits and two walks with four strikeouts. Freshman Billy Lovvorn gave up three hits and a run in two innings, and junior Nick Land earned his second save by surrendering one walk and a hit with a strikeout in the ninth.

The Warriors only had five hits, with Matt Simmons connecting for two of them.

Hendrix will travel to Texarkana, Texas, on Wednesday to face Austin College.


POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. — Central Baptist College defeated College of the Ozarks in a doubleheader Saturday, 10-5 and 7-1, to complete a sweep of a four-game baseball series.

The CBC Mustangs took the last of five lead changes in a back-and-forth affair.

In the first game, the Mustangs’ Brady Brashier reached base three times. He scored one run and had one RBI. He singled in the first and ninth innings.

Josh Fortner allowed no earned runs, six hits and one walk, while striking out seven over 7 1/3 innings of work.

In the second game, Cody Pentecost broke up a perfect game by CBC’s Kody Gill with a single in the seventh. Over seven innings, Gill allowed one earned run and three hits, while striking out four.


Hendrix tracksters broke two school records over the weekend in the UCA Relays and Multis at the Bill Stephens Complex. The men’s 4x100-meter relay team broke the old school mark in 44.25 seconds, finishing eighth.

Sophomore Jordan Barrett placed second in the pole vault, clearing 3.95 meters (12 ft.-11.5 in.). The women’s 4x100-meter relay squad also set a school record, finishing second in 50.73 seconds, topping the old mark set in 2010. Freshman Anna King won the discus at 32.10 meters (105 ft.-4 in.).

Senior Elizabeth Krug now leads Division-III competition after a second-place finish in the heptathlon with 4,539 points. She finished 21 points behind UCA’s Samantha Gibson.


The Hendrix College men’s lacrosse team broke the program record for most wins in a season with a 13-7 Southern Athletic Association win over Millsaps College at Young-Wise Memorial Stadium on Saturday.

Under fourth-year head coach Curt Foxx, the Warriors improved to 6-4 (2-0 SAA), topping the old mark of five victories set last season.


Nicholls State (9-4, 3-1) took a 5-2 victory over the UCA tennis team (7-8, 0-5) Sunday at the UCA courts.

Cassidy Crawford and Simona Horsikyan downed Klara Skopac and Emma Kranendonk, 8-6, and Krizia Buck and Sasha Ruocco scored an 8-6 victory over Marie Aubert and Kateryna Nakonechna.