Conway, Ark. - The CBC Mustangs hosted the Bacone College Warriors in a doubleheader at Victory Field on Saturday. The Mustangs picked up wins in both games, 10-5, 17-0.
In the first game, CBC used a six-run third inning to jump out early on Bacone. The Mustangs had five hits with a three-run home run by Josh Hibbard (SR/Munford, TN) leading the charge. Bacon would attempt a rally in the fifth thanks to a two-run shot by Emmanuel Mendez.
The Mustangs used timely hits and strong pitching for the rout in the second game. CBC scored runs in every inning except the fifth with the explosion coming in the sixth. A single by Deonta Howard (SR/Pine Bluff, AR) scored Ryan Guyton (SO/Cordova, TN) and the bases were loaded and ready for the grand slam over the left field wall by Santez Richardson (SR/Donalsonville, GA).
GAME ONE (10-5) by the numbers:
- Jalin Lawson (SR/Troy, AL) went 2-3, 2R, 1RBI
- L'Donta Howard (SO/Foreman, AR) went 2-3, 2R, 2RBI
- Monterio May (SR/Helican, AL) went 2-4, 1R
- Josh Hibbard went 1-3, 1R, 3RBI
- Brian Moreno (JR/La Victoria, Venezuela) was the winning pitcher going 4 innings, giving up 5 runs on 6 hits with 1 walk and 4 strikeouts
- Gunner Allen (SR/Maumelle, AR), Cole Johnson (SR/Fordyce, AR), Aaron Kincaid (SR/Prairie Grove, AR) all pitched to close out the game.
GAME TWO (17-0) by the numbers:
- Jalin Lawson went 2-3, 2R, 5RBI
- Deonta Howard went 2-4, 3R, 1RBI
- Percy Arnold (SO/White Hall, AR) went 3-3, 4R
- Santez Richardson went 1-4, 1R, 4RBI
- Ben Madison (SO/Benton, AR) picked up the win in 4 innings of work. No runs on 3 hits, 1 walk and 6 strikeouts.
- Dylan Crossley (SO/Little Rock, AR), Ty Houser (JR/North Little Rock, AR) and Lane Chapman (SR/Hamburg, AR) finished the game.
NEXT UP: The Mustangs will host Crowley's Ridge College in a doubleheader on Tuesday, February 14, followed by a four game (DH on FRI-SAT) with Martin Methodist. Tuesdays's start is slated for 1:00pm as well as Fridays. Saturday will begin at noon.
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