Conway, Ark.- Preparing for a weekend AMC match up with Lyon College, the Central Baptist Mustangs (27-5, 5-4 AMC) downed Mid-America Christian University in a Tuesday doubleheader, 4-3, 8-1.
Mid America Christian University (MACU) was unable to fight back from the big hole it dug itself into against the Mustangs in the opening game, and lost 4-3 to CBC after falling behind by four runs in the third inning.
The Evangels scored on an RBI single by McNew and an RBI single by Branum in the fourth inning and a passed ball in the sixth inning. Still, Mid America Christian University couldn't catch the Mustangs.
Santez Richardson racked up four RBIs on two hits for the Mustangs. He homered in the first inning and doubled in the third inning.
Kale Fultz's 10 strikeouts were enough to push CBC past MACU. Fultz allowed two earned runs on six hits and two walks over seven innings.
The Mustangs never trailed after scoring two runs in the first on a two-run home run by Richardson.
In the final game, the Mustangs scored three runs in the third inning as Josh Buczek scored on an MACU error, then a Jalin Lawson homerun that also scored Seth McLemore. CBC scored four runs in the fifth on an RBI single by Santez Richardson, and a two-run home run by Austin Kuchinski.
Jalin Lawson racked up two RBIs on two hits for the Mustangs. He homered in the third inning and singled in the fifth inning.
Dillon Cates got the win. Cates pitched 6 2/3 innings and allowed one earned run, four hits and no walks while striking out two.
NEXT UP: March 25 - @ home vs Lyon College 6 PM, March 26- DH –12:00 PM /2:30 PM