Conway, Ark. – The Central Baptist College Mustangs defeated Lyon College two games to one to take an important step in the AMC. CBC won Friday's game 8-4 and split on Saturday with a 2-11 loss and an 8-3 win. The Mustangs move to 29-6, 7-5 AMC.
On Friday, Seth McLemore knocked in four runs, sparking the Mustangs to an 8-4 victory.
Brian Moreno struck out 11 in the win. The Mustangs' pitcher gave up just four hits over six shutout innings.
The Mustangs tallied two runs in each of the fifth, sixth and eighth. In the fifth, CBC scored on a two-run home run by McLemore, bringing home Josh Buczek.
A one-run seventh inning helped bring Lyon College within four. A solo home run by West gave Lyon College life, but Gunner Allen got Wooten to strike out to end the inning.
It didn't take long for the Mustangs to respond as it scored one run of its own in the seventh on an RBI single by Santez Richardson.
Three runs in the top of the eighth helped Lyon College close its deficit to 6-4. A two-run single by Kooser and an RBI double by Floyd sparked Lyon College's rally. The Mustangs stopped the rally after Ryan Smith got West to fly out.
In Saturday's first game Jalin Lawson had two hits but it wasn't enough as the Lyon College Scots scored five runs in the second on an RBI double by Trey Spencer, a sacrifice fly by Kyle West, two singles by Easton Moore and Dylan Wooten.
Tyler Tognarine got the win for Lyon College. He allowed two runs over seven innings. He struck out four, walked one and surrendered six hits.
Josh Buczek was 2-4 (1 R) and Jalin Lawson was 2-3 (2 RBI, 1R, 1HR) for the Mustangs.
In game two on Saturday, Jalin Lawson remained hot and helped CBC to an 8-3 win. Lawson had three hits, singling in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings.
Kale Fultz had an impressive outing against Lyon College's lineup. The Scots managed just one hit off of Fultz, who allowed no earned runs, walked two and struck out two during his three innings of work.
Monterio May got the win for Mustangs. He allowed three runs over five innings. May struck out six, walked none and gave up six hits.
The top of the second saw Lyon College take an early lead, 1-0. Sitzman kicked things off for Lyon College with a single. Kooser singled, bringing home Spencer.