Stormy weather Tuesday forced University of Central Arkansas baseball and softball games to be called off.

The Bears' baseball game against Little Rock at Little Rock was postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.

UCA's softball game at Missouri State in Springfield was also called off.

UA gets new communications director

University of Arkansas graduate Kyle Parkinson has been named Associate Athletics Director for Communications, it was announced by Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Hunter Yurachek on Tuesday.

Parkinson will lead a communications department which services 19 sports programs. He will also be a member of the department’s senior staff and serve as the primary communications contact for football.

Parkinson has served the past seven-plus years at Vanderbilt University, including the past year and a half as the Assistant Athletics Director for Communications. In that role, Parkinson led the Vanderbilt Athletic Communications office and served as the primary communications contact for the Commodores’ football program. 

Parkinson is an Arkansas native who got his start in athletics working as the director of baseball operations and public relations with the Memphis Redbirds. While with the Triple-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, Parkinson produced printed materials, handled the team’s social media accounts and oversaw several staff members. In addition to his public relations duties, he coordinated all team operations and travel while managing the budget.

Two sign for CBC softball

Ashlyn Spears and Jordan Moody have signed to play softball for Central Baptist College.

Spears is a utility player from Cabot, She was a member of a conference championship team as a freshman and also a member of a state runner-up team that same year.

Moody is a utility player from Jacksonville, She was homecoming queen as a senior and served on the student council and was presented with the Dub Meyers Leadership Award.

New CBC volleyball signee

Reaven Seymore of Beebe has joined the CBC volleyball team.

Seymore, a 5-9 rightside/middle hitter from Beebe, will join a Mustang team that won 11 games last season.