St Louis, MO – The Central Baptist College Mustangs played the St Louis Community College Archers in an exhibition game at Busch Stadium on Saturday. The game was part of the St Louis Cardinals Amateur Game Program. CBC is the first Arkansas school to participate in the program.
The Mustangs defeated the Archers 5-2 in a nine inning contest.
With hundreds of fans traveling from Central Arkansas and beyond, they were able to experience a Major League atmosphere (along with a Cardinal win) and a chance to cheer on the Mustangs to victory.
When asked, Dr. Coach Aaron Brister had this to say about the experience, "I believe the event was a total success! The Mustangs' fans got an exciting ballgame and a win. Our players were able to display the talents that God has given them on a big time stage. As coaches, we had the opportunity to show family, friends and those that stayed around after the Cardinal game exactly what we are trying to do with this program. We give God the glory as He continues to bless this program and our college. None of us deserve the blessings but Christ continues to show us favor."
Both the Mustangs and the Archers substituted pitchers often, trying to get everyone a touch. "Our pitching was good", remarked Coach Brister.
"Our hitting finally came around thanks to the leadership of returners Monterio May, L Donta Howard and Nash Nichols. Newcomer Austin Allen was a bright spot."
"I'm looking forward to the next thirty days of practice as we continue the work that this team has started," Brister said in an excited tone.