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A two-run home run in the top of the first inning was all the Creighton Blue Jays needed on Sunday to take a 5-1 victory over the University of Central Arkansas Bears in nonconference action at Bear Stadium.

Creighton first baseman Nick Judkins hit a two-run blast over the right-field fence off UCA starter Ryan Angus and the Jays (3-0) completed the weekend sweep of the Bears (0-3). The Jays had 11 hits off three UCA pitchers, with Angus taking the loss, allowing eight hits and five runs in five innings.

The Bears host SIU-Edwardsville in a three-game series beginning Friday.



ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Purdue, after giving up five runs in the first, rallied for an 8-6 victory over the University of Central Arkansas softball team on Sunday in the Lobo Classic. The Bears (5-5) finished the tournament 1-4.

The Bears, who pounded out 10 hits on the afternoon, were led by a three-hit, two RBI-effort from Katytie Spencer. Stephanie Lasley added a hit and an RBI, Lissa Avitia was 2-for-4 with a run scored. Avitia, a freshman out of Cypress, Calif. leads UCA in hitting through the first 10 games with an average of .483.  

Saturday, the Bears had 14 hits in rallying past Bryant, 7-3. Avitia had three hits. Kelvon Greer and Lasley had two hits. Cami Newsome earned the victory, improving her record to 4-0 this season. She tossed five innings and allowed three runs on five hits. Cicely New and Kelsie Armstrong combined for two shutout innings in relief while allowing three hits.

New Mexico then defeated the Bears, 5-3. UCA loaded the bases in the seventh but Ashley Boswell lined straight at the shortstop for the final out. 

The Bears will return to action on Tuesday when they host to Louisiana Tech. It will be the first home game of the year for UCA and first pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m. 



ROCKWALL, Texas –  The Hendrix College swimming and diving teams concluded the 2011-12 season at the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships at the Rockwall ISD Natatorium on Saturday night.

The Warrior women finished in seventh place, while the men, who only had six team members competing, finished eighth. Senior Vanessa Morris broke her third school record of the championships, breaking Elyse Beard’s 2005 mark in the 1,650-yard freestyle. Morris broke the record by nearly five seconds with a time of 17:54.31, finishing fourth. Freshman Sydney Haldeman of Conway had the Warriors’ highest finish of the week, placing third in the 200 backstroke in 2:09.54.


Hendrix Sports Information

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - No. 22 Trinity University swept a doubleheader over Hendrix as the Warriors opened Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference baseball play on Sunday.

The host Tigers (9-1, 2-0)  took the seven-inning opener 7-2, then executed a 10-0 seven-inning run rule in game two.

In the first game, TU starter Ben Klimesh (4-0) threw a complete game, striking out nine while allowing three hits, two runs and three walks. Senior Geoff Lomax (1-2) struck out three and allowed six hits, seven runs and walked two in six innings for the Warriors (3-5, 0-2).

In the second game, the Tigers outhit the Warriors 9-3. Ryan Lucero (3-0) threw a three-hit, two-walk, four-strikeout shutout for the Tigers. Sophomore Thomas Weber (0-2) suffered the loss for the Warriors, lasting just two innings. 

Hendrix will play at the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.