Conway, Ark. - The Central Baptist College Mustangs went undefeated in Arkansas this week as they down Crowley's Ridge College in a Tuesday doubleheader, 15-5, 14-1. CBC then swept fellow American Midwest Conference member Williams Baptist College Friday, 7-2, Saturday doubleheader 13-10, 16-8. CBC goes to 25-5 (5-4 AMC) for the season and is currently ranked #1 in the NCCAA. (dual affiliated)
Against Crowley's Ridge College (CRC) in Tuesday's first game, CRC had no answer for Nash Nichols. Nichols went 3-4, hitting two home runs. He scored three runs and also had three RBIs.
Fourteen runs in the opening three innings allowed CBC to put away Crowley's Ridge College early. An error, a two-run home run by Nichols, and an RBI single by Brent Bunker during the first inning and a solo home run by Seth McLemore in the second inning fueled the Mustangs' offense early. CBC hit four home runs in the win. Additional home runs for the Mustangs came when Santez Richardson homered in the third inning and Nichols homered in the first and third innings.
Gunner Allen got the win in relief for Mustangs. Allen pitched 4 2/3 innings and allowed two runs.
In the second game on Tuesday, Scott Gracey had the hot bat with two home runs. Gracey went 3-3 in the game with four RBIs and two runs scored. Gracey homered in the second and fourth innings.
CBC beat Crowley's Ridge College thanks to 13 hits, including seven extra base hits. The Mustangs scored four runs in the fifth on an RBI single by Gracey, a groundout by Seth McLemore, and a two-run home run by Jalin Lawson.
CBC hit three home runs in the win. Additional home runs for Mustangs came when Gracey homered in the second and fourth innings.
Dylan Crossley got the win for Mustangs. He allowed one run over 5 1/3 innings. Crossley struck out nine, walked three and gave up two hits.
Troy Allen took the loss for Crowley's Ridge College. He lasted just 3 2/3 innings, walked one, struck out one, and allowed five runs.
The Mustangs never trailed after scoring three runs in the second on a two-run home run by Gracey.
Austin Kuchinski drove in the go-ahead run to give CBC the lead in the sixth inning, as the Mustangs beat Williams Baptist College 7-2 on Friday.
CBC hit three home runs in the win. Additional home runs for the Mustangs came when Josh Buczek homered in the fifth inning and Jalin Lawson homered in the seventh inning.
Brian Moreno got the win for the Mustangs. He allowed two runs over six innings. Moreno struck out 11, walked three and gave up two hits.
Austin Kuchinski hit two home runs to carry the Mustangs to a 13-10 win over Williams Baptist College at Victory Field in the first game of the Saturday doubleheader.
Kuchinski racked up seven RBIs on two hits for the Mustangs. He homered in the fifth and sixth innings.
CBC found itself down in the fifth inning but managed to fight back and claim the win.
Both squads had things going at the plate, tallying 23 runs and 23 hits, including eight extra base hits. Managers of the two teams seemingly emptied their bullpens in search of the win, as there were eight pitchers used in the game.
Calvin Hodges recorded the win for the Mustangs. He allowed one run over one inning. He struck out none, walked none and surrendered three hits.
Ditto took the loss for Williams Baptist College. He lasted just one inning, walked none, struck out one, and allowed four runs.
The Mustangs' closer Cole Johnson put away the final three outs to record the save.
In the bottom of the first, the Mustangs grabbed the early lead, 1-0. A solo home run by McLemore started the inning off. CBC got one-run rallies in the third inning and the fourth. In the third, the Mustangs scored on a wild pitch, bringing home Jalin Lawson. The lead stayed with Mustangs after the sixth, when it scored five runs on an error, a three-run home run by Kuchinski, and an RBI single by Lawson.
In the final game of the series, Jalin Lawson had a big day as CBC used his two home runs to carry the Mustangs to a 16-8 victory over Williams Baptist College and an AMC sweep. Lawson racked up eight RBIs on two hits for the Mustangs. He homered in the third and eighth innings.
Nine runs in the first three innings helped the Mustangs defeat Williams Baptist College. An RBI single by Nash Nichols in the first inning and a walk by Lawson, a two-run single by Austin Kuchinski, and a two-run single by Nichols during the second inning supplied the early offense for the Mustangs.
Dylan Crossley got the win in relief for Mustangs. Crossley pitched four innings and allowed one run.
Home runs for the Mustangs came when L'Donta Howard homered in the sixth inning and Lawson homered in the third and eighth innings.
Rhodes was charged with the loss. He allowed nine runs in five innings, walked five and struck out seven.
The Mustangs jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first.
After pushing across three runs in the top of the fourth, Williams Baptist College faced just a 9-6 deficit. An RBI double by Ross and a two-run home run by Shelton set off Williams Baptist College rally. CBC stopped the rally after Monterio May got Kent to fly out.
A two-run fifth inning helped bring Williams Baptist College within one. A fielder's choice and a groundout by Pugh gave Williams Baptist College life.
The Mustangs built upon its lead with two runs in the seventh. A single by Seth McLemore ignited the offense, bringing home Deonta Howard. The Mustangs piled on four more runs in the bottom of the eighth. A wild pitch scored Scott Gracey to get Mustangs on the board in the inning. That was followed up by Lawson's three-run home run, scoring McLemore and Howard.
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