Kayla Gomness tossed a two-hitter and the University of Central Arkansas softball team scored all the runs in the first two innings in a 3-0 victory over Jackson State on Tuesday at Farris Field.

The Bears (22-11) made the most of five hits.

Sam Forrest was 2 for 4 with a run for the Bears. Brianna Whisenhunt was 1 for 2 and scored a run. Bailey Reynolds was 1 for 3 with a run and an RBI. Kate Meyers also had a hit


MAUMELLE — The University of Central Arkansas women’s golf team won the Little Rock/Arkansas State Invitational by four strokes at Maumelle Country Club.

UCA freshman Emma Svensson finished as runner-up, shooting rounds of 76-73-73 for a 5-over 221. Her final-round 72 was the second-best score of the day on Tuesday’s final roundup. Freshman Cindy Oh finished tied for seventh place, shooting 77-71-78-226. Junior Brenda Gonzalez shot 74-75-79-228 and tied for 12th, while sophomore Fernanda Lira shot 72-76-84-232 and tied for 19th. Junior Morgan Best tied for 34th place (79-82-79240).

UCA had rounds of 299-295-308 for a 902. Wichita State finished second at 906, followed by Missouri State (917), Oral Roberts (920), Arkansas State (923), Little Rock and UTEP (927), Xavier (955) and Northern Iowa (959).

UCA plays at Southern Methodist this weekend in Dallas.


LITTLE ROCK _ The University of Central Arkansas men’s golf team finished fourth at the Little Rock First Tee Classic on Tuesday at Chenal Country Club’s Bear Den Course.

UCA sophomore Rodrigo Rivas finished fourth overall, shooting rounds of 72-73-74 for a 3-over 219. Freshman Alvaro Carol was 17th (77-72-78-227) while freshman Luis Obiols tied for 22nd (74-73-81-228). Freshman Louis Tomlinson tied for 43rd (78-76-78-232) and junior Ryan Shuttleworth tied for 80th (80-87-80-247). Ben Taylor, playing as a individual, finished 77th (79-86-79_244). UCA had rounds of 301-294-310 for a 905.

Lipscomb ran away with the tournament title, shooting 884. UT-Martin was next at 898, followed by Little Rock (901), UCA (905), Stephen F. Austin (907), Xavier (910), Arkansas State (911), Abilene Christian (913), Eastern Michigan (916), ULM (917), Louisiana Tech (925), Southern Miss (926), Oral Roberts (927), Omaha (941) and Tulsa (943).

UCA returns to action on April 11 at Oral Roberts in Tulsa, Okla.  

(UCA Sports Information contributed to this report)