Conway, Ark.- The Central Baptist College Mustangs opened their weekend home stand with a split of Bacone College. The Warriors opened the double header at Victory Field with a 2-0 win. The Mustangs came back in the second game and pounded 13-1.
The Warriors scored first in the bottom of the first when Blake Stringer reached base on an error and advanced to third on a Dalton Marton single to centerfield. Stringer later scored on a wild pitch by CBC's Collin Nord (SR/Aberdeen, WA).
It was a pitcher's game as both team recorded nine strikeouts each. BC's Gage Staiger got the win and CBC's Collin Nord took the loss.
In the second game the Mustangs (2-3) jumped out early to put Bacone away. Central Baptist scored three in the first inning as Monterio May (SR/Helican, AL) was walked and advanced to second on a wild pitch and then to third and home. Jalin Lawson (SR/Troy, AL) walked and scored on a L'Donta Howard (SO/Foreman, AR) double. Nash Nichol's singled and scored Howard. CBC added four more in the second and three in the fourth.
Caulin Cragle (SR/Houston, TX) got the win with six strikeouts and four hits in five innings of work. Ryan Orr (SO/Hope, AR) and Sean Baskin (JR/Magnolia, AR) got action in the sixth and seventh respectively.
Howard led the Mustang's going 2-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Pre-Season All-American Jalin Lawson went 1-3 with three RBIs and scoring three. Nash Nichols (JR/Conway, AR) and Santez Richardson (SR/Donalsonville, GA) both got hits and scored with Richardson adding two RBIs.
NEXT UP: The Mustangs will host Bacone College with a double header on Saturday. Games start at noon.
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