The Hendrix baseball team (9-9, 4-2) generated a 21-hit attack Saturday on the way to a 12-6 victory over 22nd-ranked Berry College to win a three-game Southern Athletic Association series at Mount Berry, Ga.
The Warriors are 4-3 against ranked teams this season and have won all four of their series, two in conference.
Junior starter Harley Faye (3-1) earned the win by allowing eight hits, three earned runs and struck out three over eight innings.
Jorge Leon tied the school record with five hits and had a double, three runs scored and three RBI. He is the 11th Warrior to record five hits in a game.
At Birmingham, Ala., in the NCAA Division I Track and Field Chanpioships, University of Central Arkansas sophomore Eric Moore tied for 14th in the high jump Friday night.
Moore, from Rialto, Calif., cleared the opening height of 6-11.75 but failed to clear 7-1.75, which is .75 inches below his indoor school record of 7-2.50. Texas Tech’s Trey Culver, the 11th seed entering the meet, was the only competitor to clear 7-3.75 and won the event. Eight others cleared 7-1.75 as only three heights contested in the entire competition.
"Eric was the first student-athlete to make it to the indoor national championships since we became a Division I school," said UCA head coach Richard Martin. "It was a good learning experience for him. And I don’t think this will be his last time. "When he comes back again, he will know what to expect. Coach Iggy (Arthur Ignaczak) has done a great job with him."
Moore, the Southland Conference indoor champion this season, holds UCA’s indoor and outdoor high jump records. Southern California’s Randall Cunningham, who jumped against Moore in high school, entered with the best jump in the field at 7-6 but went out at the same height as Moore.
"They started at 6-11 here and Eric is used to coming in at 6-8," said Martin. "He will know next time."
At Sewanee, Tenn., the Hendrix softball team continued to pour it on in its series against Sewanee, outscoring the Tigers, 42-1 in the three games.
The Warriors swept a doubleheader Saturday, 17-0 and 14-1. The Warriors had 19 hits the first game and 20 the second.
Shelby Anderson was 3 for 3 with three RBI and three runs the first game. She was 4 for 4 with three runs and two RBI the second. She homered in both games.
Jamie Johnson was 3 for 4 with five RBI the first game and 4 for 4 the second game. She homered in the first game. Deva Bhame had three hits the first game. Karli Sewell added a home run.
Morgan Maida and Savannah Draud combined for a one-hitter the first game. Dasha Donohue and Ariel McDonald combined for a two-hitter the second game.
At Bear Stadium, the University of Central Arkansas Bears overcame a 7-0 deficit Saturday afternoon to record a 9-7 victory over the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks in the Southland Conference baseball opener at Bear Stadium.
UCA (7-6) was down 7-0 in the fifth inning before scoring nine unanswered runs to win their fifth straight game against SFA (8-6).
Tyler Gray relieved UCA starter Connor Gilmore in the sixth and threw two scoreless innings for his first victory of the season. Jacob Murray recorded strikeouts for four of the final six outs to record his team-leading fourth save of the season.
Logan Preston finished 1 for 5 with three RBI, while Brandon Montalvo and Chris Townsend were both 2 for 3.
The teams will conclude the series with an 11 a.m. doubleheader on Sunday.
At Corpus Christi, Texas, the University of Central Arkansas Sugar Bears opened Southland Conference softball play Saturday with a doubleheader split with Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
The Bears (15-8, 1-1) lost the first game, 2-1, and won the second, 5-2.
In the day’s second game, the Bears junior starter Kayla Gomness, who made her first start in the circle since February 20th. The righty limited the Islanders (11-10, 1-1 SLC) to just a pair of runs on six hits to improve to 3-1 on the season with her third complete game of the season.
In the first game, the Bears got a strong pitching performance from Shivaun Landeros (9-5), who allowed just a pair of runs on six hits and a walk, but suffered the loss as UCA stranded 11 runners.
On the day, the Central Arkansas offense was led by Forrest, who went 3-for-7 with an RBI and a run.
The Bears and Islanders will play the rubber game of the series Sunday morning.
(UCA Sports Information contributed to this report)