Weevils finish off Southeastern with 13-3 win


MONTICELLO — The Arkansas-Monticello baseball finalized a three-game Great American Conference series sweep over Southeastern Oklahoma State on Sunday with a 13-3 seven-inning win.

The Boll Weevils (25-14, 14-10 GAC) scored in every inning except for third. After Southeastern (17-16, 10-11 GAC) scored one run in the top of the first, UAM answered with four runs in the bottom of the half of the inning, highlighted by a two-run triple to left center from junior Stephen Martinez with two outs. Earlier in the inning, UAM took advantage of a Southeastern fielding error to score its first two runs.

UAM scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth on a two-run single from junior Chad Miller and a sac fly from senior T.J. Cox.

The Savage Storm scored its final run in the top of the sixth on a solo home run from Eric Ramsey.

Senior starter Chris Guzman (2-1) allowed three runs off seven hits with three strikeouts and two walks in the first six innings of the game to earn the win. Junior Kade Garlington closed the door on the Savage Storm, allowing just one base runner on a walk in the final inning. Eddie Cervantes (4-3) took the loss for Southeastern, allowing five runs (two earned) off three hits with three strikeouts and two walks in the first inning, plus one batter in the second.

The UAM baseball team is set to face Ouachita Baptist for a non-conference game today at 3 p.m. in Arkadelphia.

SOFTBALL

Arkansas Tech 8-3

UAM 0-2

RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas-Monticello softball team suffered two Great American Conference losses to Arkansas Tech on Sunday.

The Cotton Blossoms (21-19, 8-10 GAC) were limited to just three hits in the first game, while ATU (22-17, 15-11 GAC) totaled 10 hits and scored two runs in each of the final four innings. Senior Randa Perry (8-11) took the loss after allowing four runs off five hits in the first four innings of the game. ATU’s Victoria Huie (12-9) earned the complete-game shutout, allowing just three hits with no strikeouts and three walks in six innings of work.

In the second game, Sophomore Katie Slaughter (10-6) took the loss after allowing three runs (two earned) off seven hits with two strikeouts in the full six innings.

The softball team is set for a non-conference doubleheader against Delta State starting at 3 p.m. in Cleveland, Miss.