HUNTSVILLE, Texas —The No. 27 Sam Houston State Bearkats rallied with three runs in the eighth inning Saturday to down the University of Central Arkansas Bears 6-5 in the regular-season finale at Don Sanders Stadium.

The Southland Conference champion Bearkats (36-18, 20-7) swept the series and earned the top seed in next week’s SLC Tournament that begins Wednesday at Constellation Field in Sugar Land, Texas, UCA (34-19, 12-15) is the No. 7 seed and opens against No. 2 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at noon Wednesday.