Friday, April 29, 2016
Conway, Ark. – The Central Baptist College Mustangs became 40 game winners by defeating the Hannibal-LaGrange Trojans in an uncommon triple-header 5-2, 7-6, 9-8.
The strange scheduling was due to the weather forecasts for the weekend, when the series was originally scheduled to play. With this the last conference series for both squads, coaches agreed to do whatever necessary to get the games in and finish conference play.
The wins left CBC at 40-14 in regular season. A record feat for both the College and Head Coach Dr. Aaron Brister. "I turn forty next week, so I've been telling the guys let's get forty by forty." said Brister, "I just thank the Lord and my players for the effort, they played 28 innings today."
Monday, April 25, 2016
Southern Arkansas Baseball's Billy Germaine has been named the Great American Conference's Player of the Week for his high-powered offensive output this past weekend as announced by league officials on Monday afternoon in Russellville, Arkansas.
Germaine had a monstrous weekend at the plate as he hit .727 (8-for-11) in a 2-1 series win over East Central. Of his eight base hits, seven went for extra bases as he collected three doubles and belted four home runs. The senior from Aldergrove, British Columbia, tallied a dozen RBI, seven runs scored, and a pair of walks, while boasting a .733 on-base percentage and a ridiculous 2.091 slugging percentage.
Junior right-handed pitcher Dominic Taccolini was named the SEC Co-Pitcher of the Week today as it was announced by the Southeastern Conference office. Taccolini had, arguably, the best performance of his career on the mound Friday in helping Arkansas snap an eight-game conference losing streak with a 1-0 victory over No. 12 Kentucky.
Taccolini earned his team-leading fourth win of the season, going a career-long 10 innings and striking out a career-high 10 batters without giving up a run against the Wildcats for the complete game shutout. Both the complete game and the shutout were the first of his career.
All-Conference First Team
2B: Drew Judson (Hendrix)
All-Conference Second Team
3B: Jorge Leon (Hendrix)
SS: Tanner Cooper (Hendrix)
Pitcher: Daniel Imbro (Hendrix), Will Nichol (Hendrix)
All-Conference Honorable Mention
Catchers: Justin Robison (Hendrix)
Friday, April 22, 2016
The Hendrix College baseball team had seven players named to the All-Southern Athletic Association Teams on Friday. Sophomore Drew Judson was a First Team selection, seniors Daniel Imbro and Will Nichol, junior Wyatt Hogan and freshmen Tanner Cooper and Jorge Leon were named to the Second Team and sophomore Justin Robison was an Honorable Mention.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Jalin Lawson, a junior from Troy, Alabama, led the Mustangs to an American Midwest Conference Sweep over Harris-Stowe State University and played well in a narrow loss to NCAA DII Harding University. Lawson batted .700 (7-of-10) with 2 doubles, 3 home runs, had a 1.80 slugging percentage, and was walked 6 times. Lawson scored 9 runs and had 6 RBI’s on the week. Lawson leads NAIA in home runs (19) and slugging percentage (.943).
GAC BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Chris Taylor, Harding, OF, So., Nesbit, Mississippi
Taylor led the Harding offense in its three-game sweep of first-place Arkansas-Monticello. He went 6-for-9 with five runs scored and a .750 on-base percentage. In the opener, he collected three hits including a two-run single. In game two, he reached base four times and he followed by scoring twice in game three.
GAC BASEBALL PITCHER OF THE WEEK – Reed Roberts, Harding, RHP, So., Guthrie, Oklahoma
Roberts factored in all four of Harding’s victories. He picked up a win and three saves. He opened by saving a 7-6 victory vs Central Baptist. Over the weekend, he earned a save in the opener vs UAM by needing only five pitches to record a 1-2-3 inning. He gained a win after two scoreless frames in game two and his third save, in another perfect outing, in game three.