Digest for 04-23-13


LOCAL

UAM splits season finale

WEATHERFORD, Okla. — The Arkansas-Monticello softball team concluded the regular season on Sunday with a doubleheader split against Southwestern Oklahoma State.

UAM won the first game 5-1 before losing the second game 8-1. UAM (28-23, 14-12 GAC) has earned the No. 4 seed in this weekend’s Great American Conference Championship Tournament.

Randa Perry (12-11) arned the complete-game victory after allowing just one run off three hits with eight strikeouts and just one walk in seven innings of work. Megan Ayala (0-10) took the loss for SWOSU (16-24, 10-24 GAC) after allowing four runs (three earned) off 11 hits with four strikeouts and three walks in a complete-game effort.

In the second game, sophomore Katie Slaughter (13-10) was tagged with the loss after allowing eight runs off nine hits with four strikeouts in the first five innings.

Julianne Martinez (14-14) earned the complete-game victory for SWOSU after allowing one unearned run off eight hits with five strikeouts and two walks.

The Cotton Blossoms will face No. 5 seed Southern Arkansas in the opening round of the GAC Championship Tournament in Bentonville on Thursday at 4 p.m.

UAM baseball game canceled

MONTICELLO — The final mid-week game for the Arkansas-Monticello baseball team, scheduled for today against Lyon College, has been canceled. The Boll Weevils are no set to conclude the regular season this Friday and Saturday on the road against Southern Arkansas for a three-game Great American Conference series.

STATE

UA’s Cappelen wins SEC golf title

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. — Arkansas junior Sebastian Cappelen shot a 4-under 66 to rally from four-strokes behind and win the Southeastern Conference men’s golf individual championship at Seaside Golf Course on St. Simons Island, Ga., on Sunday.

Cappelen shot 8-under for the tournament and becomes the first Razorback to win the conference tournament since Bud Still in 1995. Cappelen played the final 40 holes without a bogey.

As a team, Arkansas placed sixth with a team score of 28-over par, just four strokes out of fourth and eight out of third. Alabama won the team title with a score of eight-over par and was followed by South Carolina at 10-over.

NATIONAL

Auburn denies allegations

After an internal investigation, Auburn denied the accuracy of a report from earlier this month that accused some of its football players and coaches of academic fraud and bribery.

Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs posted a letter on Auburn’s website Monday outlining the findings of Auburn’s review of allegations made by former players in a report made by Selena Roberts.

Jacobs says none of the six players who were academically ineligible for the BCS championship game against Oregon in January 2011 made the trip.