University of Central Arkansas first baseman Kaylyn Shepherd launched a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh inning, but it was not enough as the Bears rally fell short with UCA dropping a 7-6 decision to Lyon College on Tuesday at Farris Field.
It was a six-run fourth inning for the Scots that broke things open and gave them enough of a cushion to hold on for the win.
Central Arkansas dropped to 6-1 all-time against their in-state foe.
The Bears committed three errors, two in the crucial fourth inning.
UCA has now committed nine errors on the season.
Six of the seven runs Lyon scored in the game were unearned.
Cylla Hill continued her hot start to 2019, blasting a two-run bomb in the third inning and picked up two more RBI later in the contest.
The shortstop is hitting .615 through five games this season and leads the squad with seven RBI.
Shepherd continued her torrid pace with her second homer of the year.
The All-SLC first baseman is hitting .600 this season with a team-leading nine hits.
Senior Libby Morris had a solid night at the plate, going 2 for 4 and scoring two runs for the Bears.
Jordan Johnson tossed 3.0 scoreless innings of relief for Central Arkansas, the freshman struck out four Scots on the night pushing her season total to eight.
The Bears will look to rebound this weekend in sunny Tampa, Florida.
UCA will play five games in a three-day span as it takes on George Mason, Monmouth, Ball State, Quinnipiac and South Dakota at the Medeira Beach Invitational beginning Feb. 15.