Tyler,TX. – The Central Baptist College Mustangs moved to 17-1 over the weekend with a four game sweep of fellow NAIA member Texas College.
On Friday, the Mustangs used the bat of Jalin Lawson to help take out Texas College (TXC), 6-2. Lawson homered in the fourth inning, singled in the fifth inning, and doubled in the seventh inning. Brian Moreno was nearly untouchable as he had two hits, allowed one earned run, walked four and struck out five in his five innings.
In the second game, CBC's Kale Fultz pitched a shutout to carry the Mustangs to a 9-0 victory.
The Mustangs beat Texas College thanks to 14 hits, including three extra base hits. CBC scored four runs in the seventh on a two-run double by Santez Richardson, an RBI triple by Nash Nichols, and an RBI single by Austin Kuchinski. Richardson racked up three RBIs on two hits for Mustangs.
On Saturday, the first win was down to the wire with the Mustangs holding on 5-4. Texas College out-hit the Mustangs six to four, but TXC stranded seven runners on base.
Aaron Kincaid got the win for CBC. He allowed four runs over six innings. He struck out three, walked two and surrendered six hits. Closer Cole Johnson put away the final three outs to record the save.
In the final game of the series, CBC exploded for nine runs in the third inning to top Texas College 12-5.
The bottom of the first saw Texas College take an early lead, 2-0. The Texas College attack began with a single from Irving. A single by Davis then moved Irving from first to second. Mesa doubled, plating Irving and Davis.
CBC scored in the third on an RBI single by Santez Richardson, a two-run double by Nash Nichols, a three-run home run by Austin Kuchinski, a passed ball, a steal of home by Deonta Howard, and an RBI single by Jalin Lawson. Nichols racked up three RBIs on three hits for Mustangs. Monterio May got the win. He allowed three runs over four innings. May struck out two, walked none and gave up seven hits.
The Mustangs open conference play this weekend against Freed-Hardeman University at Henderson, Tn. Friday's first game will begin at 5pm with Saturday's doubleheader starting at noon.