CBC offers multi-sport weekend recap

CONWAY – Central Baptist College had a busy weekend of athletics last weekend with winter and spring sports crossing over for the first time. Wrestling competed at the Cumberland Open in Tennessee, baseball opened their season on Friday with a doubleheader against Champion Christian in Bryant and softball opened the season in Louisiana and the Louisiana Christian Play Day against Dillard and Arlington Baptist.


Isaiah Hendrix, Alejandro Mas, Inson Guerrier and Kyle Bahl competed at the Cumberland Open this past weekend. Mas, who competed at 149 pounds, was the only wrestler to come away with a win, doing so by an 8-7 in his first match of the day. Senior Night for wrestling is tonight when the Mustangs dual Lyon at Reddin Fieldhouse with matches slated to begin at 6 p.m.


The Mustang baseball team was on the field for the first time this season on Friday at Bishop Field in Bryant for a doubleheader against the Champion Christian Tigers. CBC split the doubleheader, taking game one 10-2 before dropping game two 1-0. In game one, CBC scored three in the fourth, four in the fifth and three in the sixth for all their scoring. Jacori Hicks came off the bench and went 2-3 with a home run and five RBIs in the game and Josh Albat threw a gem on the mound, earning the win with four innings of one hit baseball, striking out six and allowing just two unearned runs. Julio Escobar got the save in game one, pitching the final three innings and allowing just three walks while striking out three. In the second game, CBC only mustered a pair of extra base hits, both off the bat of Ryan Dauphinee. Gram Middleton was good in his four innings, allowing just three hits and a walk while striking out four. Jaxon Kirkhuff allowed the only run in two innings of relief on just three hits with three Ks for the unfortunate loss. Tuesday’s game against Philander Smith was canceled, so the Mustangs will return to the field this weekend in Flower Mound, Texas, at the Dallas Christian Classic. CBC will play Dallas Christian and Texas College on Friday and then turn around and play the same two teams on Saturday. First pitch both days is at 9:30 a.m.


CBC started the season 2-0 after beating Dillard 26-0 and Arlington Baptist 8-4 this past Friday at the Louisiana Christian University Play Day in LeCompte, La. CBC pounded out 16 hits and three home runs (off the bats of Kinley Johnson, Lauren Anderson, and Abi West) against Dillard, including scoring 15 in the first and 10 in the fourth, scoring the third-largest shutout win in program history. Hannah Work and Olivia Pickard combined on the two-hit shutout, with Work throwing four innings of hitless ball while striking out four and Pickard relieving her in the fifth, allowing the only hits of the game. In the game against ABC, the offense kept going, racking up 13 more hits, including eight of the nine players in the lineup. CBC got runs in the third, fifth, sixth and seventh innings and got doubles on the day from Madeline Bruce, Ysabella Esquivel and West. Alex Jeter went the distance for the win, striking out five around 10 hits and four runs with three walks. Softball is back in Louisiana this coming weekend for the LSU-A Invitational in Alexandria. CBC will play Houston-Victoria and #23 William Carey on Friday before facing Kansas Wesleyan and the hosts, LSU-Alexandria on Saturday. Friday’s first pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m.