McPherson, Ks. – The Central Baptist College Mustangs completed their 2016-2017 season this week at the NCCAA Central Region Championship hosted by Central Christian College of Kansas. The eight team field was divided into Pool play with CBC seeded #4 in a field with #1 Oklahoma Baptist University, #5 Central Christian College and #8 Randall University.
The Mustangs (30-27) were 0-3 in pool play as Randall University won 1-0, Central Christian College 2-0, and Oklahoma Baptist University 6-2. Oklahoma Baptist was 3-0 and will advance to the Saturday Championship with Southwestern Christian University (Pool B winner).
The 30 wins this season by CBC marks the fourth season in a row under Head Coach Dr. Aaron Brister that the Mustangs have won 30 games or more.
Pitcher Ben Madison (SO/Benton, AR) was second in all NAIA in the regular season with 119 strikeouts. (one less than the leader at 120). Madison lead the country with strikeouts per game with a 14.34 average.
Pitcher Brian Moreno (JR/La Victoria, Venezuela) was 15th in strikeouts per game with a 11.31 average and 85 for the season. The Mustangs as a team ranked #2 in total batters struck out with 502.
CBC vs RU (0-1) by the Numbers:
- Santez Richardson (SR/Donalsonville, GA) 1-2
- Nash Nichols (JR/Conway, AR) 1-3
- Collin Nord (SR/Aberdeen, WA) 7IP, 2H, 1R, 2BB, 10K
CBC vs CCC (0-2) by the Numbers:
- Austin Kuchinski (SO/Powder Springs, GA) 1-2
- Ben Madison 1-2
- L'Donta Howard (SO/Foreman, AR) 1-3
- Brian Moreno 4.2IP, 4H, 2R, 1BB, 5K
CBC vs OBU (2-6) by the numbers:
- Percy Arnold (SO/White Hall, AR) 1-3, 1R, 1RBI
- L'Donta Howard 1-3, 1R, 1RBI
- Deshun Hampton (FR/Little Rock, AR) 1-2
- Ben Madison 5.1IP, 6H, 6R, 2BB, 10K
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