BPCC baseball splits; Arkansas wallops G-Men, NSU softball sweeps

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The Bossier Parish Community College Cavaliers scored three runs in the fifth inning of game one to gain a 5-inning run rule win but gave up 8 runs in the eighth inning of game two to settle for a split of a Wednesday doubleheader on campus.

BPCC rolled 13-3 in the opening game, but fell 11-4 in the nightcap.

Cole Ketzner hit a 2-run home run to left field in the fifth inning of the first game and Gabriel Cabrera walked off the game by scoring on a wild pitch. Ketzner’s long ball was his fourth hit of the game and the 2 RBIs gave him 6 in the game. Leadoff hitter Alejandro Cazoria also had four hits that included a double, and he scored four runs and drove in three. Seth Gurr got the complete game win, giving up two runs on six hits.

Cazoria picked up two more hits in the second game as did Gavin Gaird and Ayden Makiarus hit a home run in the seventh inning when the Cavs scored all of their runs.

With the split of the DH Bossier Parish is 17-7-1 overall and 9-5 in Region XIV.

ARKANSAS 13, GRAMBLING 3 – Finishing a two-game set in Fayetteville Wednesday afternoon, Grambling (5-12) slapped 11 hits, but couldn’t overcome No. 3 Arkansas posting another run-rule victory after a 14-3 outcome Tuesday. Shemar Page and Trevor Hatton had the hot bats for GSU, with both players going 3-for-4. Page drilled a solo home run in the second inning. Jarficur Parker went 2-for-4 with a solo homer. Arkansas (13-3) outscored the Tigers 9-0 over the final five innings to earn the run-rule victory.

SOFTBALL

NORTHWESTERN STATE 7-3, JACKSON STATE 3-2: The Lady Demons (14-11) rebounded from being swept in a three-game set at Houston and broke out the brooms at Jackson. Sage Hoover (5-3) and Bronte Rhoden (1-3) kept the Jackson State hitters off balance all day as the top of the Lady Demon lineup, led by Taylor Williams’ five-hit day, accounted for 14 of NSU’s 20 total hits.