Conway, Ark. – Knowing that they would control their own destiny, the Central Baptist Mustangs completed a sweep of the American Midwest Conference series with Park University Saturday afternoon. CBC won the nine inning contest 4-0 to remain in the hunt for the final AMC Tournament spot. The win was also special as it came on Senior Day at Victory Field.
Caulin Cragle (SR/Houston, TX), having one of his best performances as a Mustang, got the win going the distance. Cragle only allowed three hits and two walks with six strikeouts. His game was also made better by the CBC defense today. The double play combination of SS Deonta Howard (SR/Pine Bluff, AR), 2B Jalin Lawson (SR/Troy, AL) and 1B L'Donta Howard (SO/Foreman, AR) made some jaw-dropping plays to end Pirate threats.
The Mustangs posted the first scores of the day in the first inning as Santez Richardson (SR/Donalsonville, GA) doubled to score Josh Hibbard (SR/Munford, TN) and Jalin Lawson for a 2-0 lead. CBC would add a run in the fifth on a Lawson double that would score Deonta Howard. The final run would come off two wild pitches from the Pirates that would move Ryan Guyton (SO/Cordova, TN) (pinch running after an Austin Kuchinski (SO/Powder Springs, GA) double) around the bases to score.
Game (4-0) by the Numbers:
- Jalin Lawson 4-4, 1R, 1RBI
- Santez Richardson 1-3, 2 RBI
- Josh Hibbard 1-3, 1R
- Nash Nichols (JR/Conway, AR) 1-4
- Austin Kuchinski 1-4
UP NEXT: CBC will host Crowley's Ridge College at Dickey-Stephens Park in Little Rock. The single game will begin at 6:00 PM
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