Mules rack up 12 runs in win
Mules baseball bounced back from a one-run loss to Missouri S&T Tuesday with a 12-8 win over Southwest Baptist University Wednesday.
The Mules got the bats going early, putting up three runs in the first inning and added six more by the middle of the fourth inning to lead 9-1. The Bearcats would eventually tap into their offense, but it wasn’t enough as right fielder Erik Webb put the game away with a two-run home run in the seventh inning.
Leftfielder Travis Able got on base five out of six plate appearances – three hits and two walks. Webb and first baseman Collin Nevil also collected three hits for the Mules.
The Mules overall record moves to 27-10 with the win, with their conference record at 18-7. The Mules will have the weekend off and be back in action Tuesday, April 17 at Lindenwood. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. at the Lou Brock Sports Complex.
Throwers enjoy success at MIAA vs NSIC Showdown
The Mules and Jennies track and field teams competed in the MIAA vs. NSIC Showdown over the weekend. The majority of athletes sent to the competition from UCM were throwers.
Both teams earned a first-place finish in the hammer throw, and Amy Dorge led the way for the Jens earning first place on a throw that beat the rest of the field by 26 feet. Mules throwers Nathan Liby, Jace Kaleikau and John Berry dominated, sweeping the top-3 positions of the event. Nathan Cummings took home first in the shotput with a throw of 56-10.25.
Eric Nehlsen and Logan Mehaffy took second and third in the javelin throw event.
Next up for the Mules and Jennies is the outdoor edition of the Gorilla Classic hosted by Pittsburg State in Pittsburg, Kansas. The event is scheduled for 12 p.m., Saturday, April 14.
MIAA to induct 2014 Mules into Hall of Fame
The MIAA’s 2018 Hall of Fame class will include the 2014 National Champion Mules basketball team.
The 2014 team will join former Mules baseball student-athlete Shawn Callahan, former Mules track and field student-athlete Drew Frizzell and former Jennies volleyball student-athlete Katie Tarka in the 2019 class.
The Mules team will be honored at the MIAA conference tournament at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri in 2019. The individual honors will be presented Monday, June 4, in the Truman Forum Auditorium at the Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch at 4801 Main Street in Kansas City.
Reservations for the individual ceremony can be obtained by filling out this form and will be given out on a first-come first-serve basis.
Softball moves up road games
Central Missouri has moved up two doubleheaders to avoid inclement weather in the forecast.
The Jennies series with Washburn will now be played Thursday with game one’s first pitch scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Game two is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.
The Jennies doubleheader with Emporia State was moved to Friday from Saturday. Game one is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. with game two at 5 p.m.
For more updates, continue to check back with www.UCMathletics.com and @UCMJensSoftball on Twitter.
Mules golf takes 1st at Lindenwood
A strong effort on day three of the Lindenwood Invitational allowed the Mules to take first place with ease.
After trailing by five strokes at the beginning of the third round, the Mules exploded to win by 19 strokes. Their third-round score of 285 was second best, shot by a team through the tournament trailing only Lindenwood’s first round score of 281.
Shayne Allan finished highest overall for the Mules at second place. He shot -2, 211 and was two strokes behind first place. John Bonaobra finished four over par and shot 217 overall to tie for fifth place. Cole Dillon and Sam Parrott tied for ninth place with +6, 219.
Next up for the Mules is the UCO Broncho Stampede. They will be in Edmond, Oklahoma, at the Rose Creek Golf Club Monday-Tuesday, April 16-17.