CBC and Henderson State University both had scoring chances on Tuesday, but it was the Mustangs that were able to capitalize on them as they pulled out a 6-2 win at Victory Field in Conway, AR.
Henderson State University had 11 hits compared with CBC's 10, but Henderson State University stranded 12 runners on base.
The Mustangs' Scott Gracey was perfect at the plate, going 3-3. He singled in the second, fourth, and sixth innings.
Aaron Kincaid kept Henderson State University off the board during his six innings of work. Kincaid allowed six hits, no walks and struck out two.
Luke Tebbetts was the game's losing pitcher. He lasted just 5 2/3 innings, walked one, struck out four, and allowed four runs.
The Mustangs never surrendered the lead after the second inning, scoring two runs on two hit into a fielder's choices.
CBC matched its two-run sixth inning with two more in the eighth. In the sixth, the Mustangs scored on an RBI single by Ryan Johnson, scoring Sam Buczek.
After pushing across two runs in the top of the ninth, Henderson State University faced just a 6-2 deficit. A two-run home run by Claude Johnson triggered Henderson State University's comeback. Henderson State University's Jordan Taylor flew out to end the ballgame.