Digest for 03-29-13


LOCAL

Ray aces No. 16 at Jaycee

Curt Ray holed the par-3 No. 16 at Jaycee Golf Course in one stroke Tuesday.

Ray used a 4-iron to convert the ace. Ed Brinkley witnessed the shot.

UAPB baseball, softball series rescheduled

Due to the predicted weekend forecast, Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s baseball and softball games for this weekend have been rescheduled.

The UAPB baseball team will host Prairie View in one game at 3 p.m. today and a doubleheader starting at 10 a.m. Saturday. The UAPB softball team will host Southern in a doubleheader at 1 p.m. today and in a single game at noon Saturday.

UAM softball doubleheader starts early

ARKADELPHIA — Arkansas-Monticello swept Henderson State 5-2 and 7-0 Thursday in a doubleheader that was moved up a day because of the threat of bad weather over the weekend.

UAM (20-14, 7-5 Great American Conference) scored all five of its runs in the top of the third inning in the first game. Randa Perry (8-9) picked up the complete-game victory, allowing two runs off nine hits with three strikeouts and two walks.

UAM’s Summer Huddleston, who went 0 for 4 in the first game, belted a grand slam in the second inning of the second game, following three straight walks. Kali Piha and Sara Matthews delivered solo home runs for UAM.

Katie Slaughter (10-4) allowed three hits with five strikeouts and no walks for her second shutout win of the season.

UAM and Henderson State will play another doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. today.

NATIONAL

Falcons, Umeniyora agree to terms

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — The Atlanta Falcons agreed to terms with defensive end Osi Umenyiora on a two-year contract on Wednesday.

Financial terms were not disclosed, but NFL.com reported that the deal is worth $8.5 million — including $5 million guaranteed — with a maximum value of $12.2 million.

Last season, the 31-year old Umenyiora played in all 16 games with four starts for the New York Giants and had 55 tackles, six sacks and one forced fumble.

Cowboys add safety Allen

IRVING, Texas — The Dallas Cowboys signed veteran safety Will Allen to an undisclosed contract, the team announced Wednesday.

Allen provides the Cowboys with nine years of NFL experience, the last three of which came in a reserve role with Pittsburgh. The 30-year-old did start seven games for the Steelers last season, compiling 34 tackles and three passes defensed, and could be a candidate to fill the void on Dallas’ back end created when the team was forced to release 2012 regular Gerald Sensabaugh for salary cap reasons earlier this month.

— Staff and wire reports