The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor football team will hit the road to Pineville for the final time in the regular season against Louisiana College this Saturday at 1 p.m.
UMHB (8-8, 7-0) can extend its winning streak to 24 and can capture at least a share of its 15th ASC title with a win over the Wildcats The Cru has never lost to Louisiana College, sporting a perfect 17-0 record.
The Wildcats are 2-6 overall and 1-6 in conference play this season. Louisiana College is coming off a 63-46 loss at Belhaven University.
UMHB enters the game as the top-ranked team in the country in the American Football Coaches Association, D3football.com and No. 1 in the South Region in the first NCAA Division III Regional Ranking of the year.
Baylor equestrian gets first Big 12 win
SPRINGTOWN — The No. 9 Baylor equestrian team snapped a three-meet losing streak and earned its first Big 12 win of the season over No. 7 TCU.
The teams played to a 10-10 draw on Friday but Baylor won the event on raw scores, 1413-1367. The Bears improved to 2-3 overall and 1-1 in the Big 12 while TCU fell to 2-3 overall and 0-1 in conference play.
Baylor’s Madison Day and Brittney Mirkov scored in fences but TCU took a 3-2 win. Baylor came back with a 3-2 win in horsemanship as Kaylee Mellott, Elizabeth Forney and Abbi Demel scored.
The Bears also took a 3-2 win in reining as Carly Salter, Georgia Smith and Charlotte Green scored. TCU closed the match with a 3-2 win in flat riding.
Baylor women’s golf tied for 6th in Mexico
SAN JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico – The Baylor women’s golf team is tied for sixth place after shooting 6-over-par 290 in Friday’s first round of the Battle at the Beach at Club Campestre San Jose, nine strokes back of the lead with two rounds remaining.
Freshman Diane Baillieux shot 3-under-par 68 and is tied for third place individually, one shot back in the 84-player field.
Baylor’s Van Zyl ousted at Indian Wells
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. – Baylor senior tennis player Theresa Van Zyl split a pair of consolation matches on Friday at the Oracle ITA Fall National Championships.
Van Zyl opened up with a hard-fought, three-set win over Purdue’s Silvia Ambrosio, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2. But later in the day, California’s Anna Bright defeated Van Zyl, 6-2, 6-4, to knock the BU player from the tournament.
Van Zyl recorded a 2-2 record after receiving a wild card into the event.
Baylor volleyball seeks season sweep of ISU
The No. 24 Baylor volleyball team will try to notch its third win over a ranked opponent this season when it hosts No. 19 Iowa State on Saturday.
One of those ranked wins, of course, came against the Cyclones in Ames, Iowa, earlier this season. Baylor swept Iowa State on Oct. 4 for its first road sweep of the Cyclones since 2011.
The Bears (19-5 overall, 9-2 Big 12) will go for their 20th win of the season, which would give them back-to-back 20-win campaigns for the first time since 1992-93. Match time is 2 p.m., and Baylor will host a youth volleyball clinic afterward.
BlueCats hosting pro combine on Saturday
The Waco BlueCats, an independent baseball franchise planning to start play in 2019, will host the Southwest Professional Baseball Combine beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at McLennan Community College.
Ballplayers will be given professional evaluations on hitting, running, pitching and fielding. The non-refundable cost is $100, including walk-ups on Saturday. Eight major league and independent league scouts are slated to attend.
Players should bring their own gear and bat. For more information, contact BlueCats manager Stan Houge at (254) 709-2995 or by email at email@example.com.
Special Olympics flag football tourney
The Special Olympics of Texas will host a flag football tournament for players with intellectual disabilities from 1:30 to 4:45 p.m. Saturday at the Kingery Sports Complex at Victorious Life Church in Robinson.
Events will get underway with the opening ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Athletes in this tournament will range from 16 to 63 years old.
Men, women both win in McLennan Classic
The MCC men downed El Centro 112-74, while the women beat Coastal Bend 68-49 on the opening day of the McLennan Classic Friday.
The men and women both close out the tourney Saturday against Houston Community College at 6 and 8 p.m., respectively.