Missouri State shut off a University of Central Arkansas rally in the bottom of the ninth Saturday with a game-ending double play to take a 6-4 victory over the Bears to go up 2-0 in the weekend series at Bear Stadium.

Tyler Langley of Conway had two hits for UCA, including a solo home run.

UCA (0-2) and the visiting Bears (2-0) will play the final game of the series at 1 p.m. Sunday.


LAFAYETTE, La. — The University of Central Arkansas softball team again went 1-1 in two games Saturday in the Ragin Cajun Invitational here.

The Bears (3-5) defeated Valparaiso for the second straight day, 10-8.

Fourth-ranked Michigan hit a grand slam home run in the first on the way to a 7-0 win.

UCA (3-6) closes the tournament against the University of Louisiana on Sunday.


FRISCO, Texas — Whitman College defeated the Hendrix baseball team, 6-4, Saturday at the Dr Pepper Ballpark here Saturday.

The Warriors (0-2) play Hardin-Simmons on Sunday.


The Hendrix College women’s tennis team mounted a comeback to defeat John Brown University, 5-4, in a 6 1/2-hour match Friday night.

The Warriors (2-1) were down 4-3 with No. 4 and 5 singles left to play. Junior Hannah Smashey need a tiebreaker to win, 6-3, 5-7, 1-0 (10-6), over Kellie Mowrer in the fourth flight to tie match. Senior Saranya Prathibha overcame a 5-0 deficit in the first set to defeat Amanda Wilkinson 7-6, 6-1, at No. 5 singles to give the Warriors the victory over the Golden Eagles (0-1).


ATLANTA — The Hendrix College women’s lacrosse team picked up the first win in program history by defeating Oglethorpe University 16-14 in Southern Athletic Association play on Friday night.

Freshman midfielder Kate Davis tied the SAA record with eight goals in the game to lead the visiting Warriors (1-2, 1-0).


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — One school record fell for the Hendrix College swimming and diving teams on the first day of the Southern Athletic Association Championships at the Birmingham Crossplex on Friday.

The women’s 200-yard freestyle relay team of Syndey Haldeman, Claire DePree, Kate Henricks and Jo Claire Robertson broke the record set in 2001 with a time of 1:44.16, placing sixth. Robertson, DePree, Bayley Krell and Abby Schlenk finished fifth in the 400 medley relay in 4:09.25.

For the men, senior John Byford finished fifth in the 200 IM in 1:57.71. Byford, Chris Griffin, Troy Koser and Mullins finished fifth in the 400 medley relay in 3:45.28. The same team was sixth in the 200 freestyle relay with a 1:30.61 mark.