Nacogdoches, Texas – Trailing 6-0 hole after the first two innings, the Central Arkansas Bears scored eight unearned runs to earn an 8-6 win over the Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks on Friday.

SFA (11-14, 1-2 SLC) got a two-run home run from catcher Taylor Fraccastoro, an RBI double from centerfielder Annie Mehringer, and a run-scoring single from third baseman Taylor LeFlore to take a 4-0 lead after one inning of play.

The Bears (17-9, 3-1) fought back within 6-5 in the seventh.

UCA loaded the bases on a walk, a single by Bailey Reynolds and a hit batsman. Sam Forrest’s triple drove in three runs.

A throwing error, a single, and an intentional walk loaded the bases for the Ladyjacks in the bottom of the frame, but Central Arkansas’ Shivaun Landeros (10-6) got a lineout to Brianna McArthur in centerfield to end the game.

Forrest led the Central Arkansas offense, going 3-for-4 with four RBI and a walk, while Reynolds and Taylor each collected a pair of hits.

The Bears and Ladyjacks wrap up the series with a doubleheader Saturday.

HENDRIX TENNIS

The Hendrix College men’s tennis team defeated John Brown University 5-4 at the Hatcher Tennis Center Thursday.

The Warriors (5-5) and Golden Eagles (1-5) were split 3-3 after singles play with Karthik Garmimella, Ian Mcinney and Ilya Pound winning.

JBU took the second doubles match with Hurley & Nathan Kuykendall topping McVinney and Luke Lefler 8-4. Hendrix evened it with Pound and freshman Daniel Sweeney defeating Luke Reimer and Matthew Minner 8-5 in the third spot. Coming down to the top doubles match up, Garimella and sophomore Kiran Chakka trailed Cheek and Kumhal Fulghen 5-4 before coming back to win 8-5.

The Hendrix College women’s tennis team defeated John Brown University, 6-2.

Junior Julia Lefler, Pratheepa Ravikumar, Lauren Mahaney and Laela Zaida won singles matches, defeated Krizana Saucedo 6-1, 6-3 in the battle of number ones. Junior Pratheepa Ravikumar picked a win at number two, topping Eva Berry 6-3, 6-3.

Hendrix won the two doubles matches that were played. Julia Lefler and Mahaney Any Jivan and sophomore Sarah Nieman took victories.