A second consecutive complete game gave the University of Central Arkansas Bears a series victory over 16th-ranked Sam Houston State on Saturday at Bear Stadium.

Junior Chris Caudle went the distance in leading the Bears to a 4-2 victory over the Bearkats, following Connor Gilmore’s nine-inning victory in a 9-7 victoiry Friday night.

The Bears (12-8, 3-2), who handed the Bearkats their first Southland Conference loss on Friday, led 1-0 early, then overcame a 2-1 deficit in the fifth inning and never trailed again. UCA touched SHSU starter Sam Odom (4-1) for three earned runs in 4 2/3 innings and handed him his first loss of the season.

Caudle allowed a base runner in the eighth but he was erased with a double play. SHSU put two more runners on in the ninth but Caudle got Casey Atwood to hit a ground ball back to him to end the game.

Doug Votolato had two of UCA’s seven hits, while Chirs Townsend had two RBIs for the Bears. Caudle (4-2), with his team-high fourth victory, allowed just seven singles, striking out four and walking four. UCA, the defending SLC Tournament champion, has now won four games in a row and five of its last six.

The final game of the series is set for 1 p.m. Sunday.


BEAUMONT, Texas — Lamar moved into first place in in the Southland Conference softball standings Saturday with a doubleheader sweep over the University of Central Arkansas.

The Lady Cardinals (11-10, 6-1) won the first game, 7-0, and took the second, 11-3, on a walkoff home run in the sixth.

The Bears fell to 14-19 and 4-3 in conference.


Hendrix’s baseball team defeated Millsaps, 6-4, at Warrior Field on Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader.

Thomas Weber and Jacob Perschke had two hits and an RBI. Will Nichol was the winning pitcher.

In the second game, Zane Heather's sacrifice fly in the 15th inning drove in Weber and gave the Warriors a sweep with a 2-1 victory.


POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. — Central Baptist College’s baseball team swept a doubleheader Friday from College of the Ozarks, winning the first game, 15-0, and the second, 8-1.

In game one, the Mustangs scored seven runs in the first three innings, sparked by a three-run single by Cody Rhoades of Conway. Brady Brashier was 2 for 4 and scored twice. game was decided quickly as CBC Mustangs exerted its will early with seven runs in the first three innings.

Ross Westbrook toosed a five-hitter.

A two-run triple by Myles Hie allowing no runs on five hits while striking out three.

In game two, CBC never trailed after scoring one run in the third.

Brandon Papera had two RBIs on three hits.

Zach Sparks allowed one run over five innings to pick up the win. He struck out two, walked one and surrendered six hits.


JACKSON, Miss. - The Hendrix College women’s lacrosse team lost, 17-9, to Millsaps College at Harper Davis Field in Southern Athletic Association play on Saturday afternoon.

The host Majors (3-3, 2-1) outshot the Warriors (4-6, 1-3) 37-25 overall and 30-21 on goal. Millsaps also had a 43-32 ground ball advantage.