BETHANY, Okla. — Arkansas-Monticello scored 10 runs in the fourth inning, four of them coming on a Mitchell Dornblut grand slam, and finished its fourth consecutive conference sweep of the baseball season with a 13-6 victory over Southern Nazarene on Saturday.
Dornblut’s slam was a highlight in the Boll Weevils’ 20th Great American Conference win of the season, extending a school record. UAM (31-11, 20-7 GAC), which has won seven straight, is second in the GAC, however, because Arkansas Tech (31-8, 18-5) has a higher win percentage (.783 to .741) in league play.
Also in the big fourth inning, Ben Agredano and Austin Braddock lined two-run singles, Tyler Caruthers drove in another run on a single, and D’Marco Poindexter drew a bases-loaded walk.
Southern Nazarene (15-26, 4-23) scored two in the second inning to take the lead. UAM posted its first run in the third.
Kade Garlington (9-2) allowed three earned runs and one unearned on 11 hits with six strikeouts and two walks in 7 1/3 innings.
UAM, winner of 15 of its last 17, is scheduled to host Delta State (Miss.) at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Delta State handed UAM its most recent defeat, 7-3, on April 2 in Cleveland, Miss.
Southern Nazarene 6-0, UAM 2-4
MONTICELLO — Katie Slaughter’s second shutout of the season salvaged a doubleheader split with the Crimson Storm for the second day in a row.
Coming off a shutout the day before, Slaughter (14-10) struck out two and yielded six hits for the Cotton Blossoms (25-23, 16-19 GAC). Hannah Pendley went 7 for 8 at the plate over Saturday’s two games, going 4 for 4 in the day-cap.
For Southern Nazarene (17-26, 11-19), Kayla Wyatt gave up two runs on six hits and struck out nine in the first-game victory. She pitched the distance.
Courtney Wilson (10-10) allowed six runs on 10 hits and fanned four in 4 1/3 innings for UAM, which travels to Delta State for a doubleheader Tuesday.