Conway's softball team had a site change but opened its season Monday with a 10-4 victory over Van Buren at Farris Field at the University of Central Arkansas.
The game was moved to the UCA turf field because of the immense amount of rain Lady Cat field has sustained over the past week.
"It was a blessing to have (UCA) coach (David) Kuhn call and invite us and the other teams to play at his place. We have received so much rain over the past seven days there was no way to play at our place" said coach Chata Hickey. "Having a turf field has it advantages and this is one big one for UCA."
UCA was able to conclude its tournament Monday before a Vilonia and Bentonville game.
Allie St. John got the win going four innings with no runs, two hits and three strikeouts. Shelby Reed closed the game going three innings with four runs, six hits and one strikeout.
Offensively, Saige Teague led the Lady Cats going 4 for 4 with two doubles and two singles and two RBI. Addie Jordan went 3 for 3 with a double and a single and three RBI.
UCA golfer 5th in tourney
University of Central Arkansas junior Lewis George tied for fifth Tuesday at the Colin Montgomerie/HBU Huskies Intercollegiate being played at Augusta Pines at Spring, Texas.
George, from Cheshire, England, shot rounds of 73-69-69 for a 5-under 211. He finished tied with HBU’s Carlos Trevino. His 69 on Tuesday tied for the second-lowest round of the day.
Freshman Miles Smith of Little Rock tied for 17th overall with rounds of 72-71-74 for a 1-over 217. Senior Rodrigo Rivas shot 73-71-76-220 and tied for 30th, while senior Christopher Fynboe shot 79-76-81-236. Junior Luis Obiols shot 93-78-80-251.
UCA competes next at the ORU Bob Sitton Invitational at TPC Four Seasons in Los Colinas, Texas.