The Central Baptist College baseball team hit 18 home runs and went 5-0 against Arkansas teams last week, defeating Crowley’s Ridge and Williams Baptist.

CBC upped its record to 25-5, 5-4 in the NAIA’s American Midwest Conference. The Mustangs are ranked No. 1 in the National Christian College Athletic Association in which they are dually affiliated.

In conference games, the Mustangs defeated Williams Baptist, 7-2, then swept the Eagles in a doubleheader. 13-10, 16-8, Earlier in the week, CBC swept Crowley’s Ridge, 15-5 14-1.

In the first game Saturday, Austin Kuchinski hit two home runs and had seven RBI. The teams combined to use eight pitchers and 23 runs on 23 hits.

In the final game of the series, Jalin Lawson hit two home runs an d had eight RBI. Lawson racked up eight RBIs on two hits for the Mustangs. He homered in the third and eighth innings. Dylan Crossley got the win in relief for Mustangs. L’Donta Howard also homered.

Friday, Kuchinski, who had three RBI on two hits in the 7-2 victory. Also homering were Josh Buczek and Lawson. Brian Moreno got the win for the Mustangs, allowing two hits and striking out 11 over six innings.

Against Crowley’s Ridge College Nash Nichols. Nichols went 3 for 4, hitting two home runs. He scored three runs and also had three RBI. Gunner Allen got the win in relief for Mustangs. Allen pitched 4.2 innings and allowed two runs.

In the second game, Scott Gracey went 3 for 3 with two home runs and four RBI.

Crossley got the win striking out nine and allowed two hits over 5.1 innings.

Crossley struck out nine, walked three and gave up two hits.


At Beaumont, Texas, three home runs gave the Cardinals (13-7, 4-2) a 9-2 victory and the three-game sweep of the Bears (9-10, 3-3).

Tyler Langley finished 3 for 4 with a home run and a pair of doubles, with two RBI.

UCA returns home this weekend against Houston Baptist.


The Hendrix College baseball team overcame a 9-6 deficit in the bottom of the eighth to win 10-9 over Oglethorpe University at Warrior Field Sunday.

The Warriors won their fifth consecutive series, including three in the Southern Athletic Association, and move their record to 12-10 overall and 6-3 in conference.

The Stormy Petrels fell to 11-10, 3-6.

Kyle Teachout (1-0) won the seventh game of his career by allowing a walk and three hits over three scoreless innings. Tanner Cooper went 3-for-3 with three RBI, two walks and a run scored.


The Central Baptist College softball team defeated Park University in a doubleheader and split with William Woods University over the weekend to remain thick in the American Midwest Conference race. The Mustangs defeated the Park Pirates on Friday, 4-3, 10-2. On Saturday, William Woods University won the opening game, 5-4, and CBC took the second game, 8-7, in eight innings.

In Friday’s opener, Sara Squires got the win, three runs, allowing three walks and striking out two over seven innings. Caley Perry went 2 for 3 with one RBI. Sweeten also went 2 for 3 in the game.

In the 10-2 win, Joella Bayles went 3 for 4 with one RBI, also scoring twice. Cali Lankford was 2 for 3, with one RBI and one run scored.

The William Woods Owls rallied for from a 5-2 deficit for a 5-4 victory. CBC managed two hits as William Woods committed four errors.

In the final game on Saturday, CBC scored four runs in the sixth to tie the game at 7-7. In the eighth, Sweeten reached on a walk, then stole second. Whitney Wade grounded out to advance Sweeten to third and Sweeten scored on a throwing error for the win.


At Warrior Field, Millsaps College won the softball series against Hendrix College with a 3-1 victory.

The host Warriors are 10-12, 5-7. The Majors upped their record to 13-10, 2-1.

Shelby Anderson’s double gave her 44 for her career, breaking the school record of 43 set by Jaclyn Herrera from 2008-11.


At Huntsville, Texas, the UCA tennis team (6-8, 1-4) won their first Southland Conference match, 6-1, over Sam Houston State (6-8, 1-4).

The Sugar Bears took five of the six singles matches.

(UCA, Hendrix and CBC Sports Information Departments contributed to this report)