State baseball roundups

Posted: February 27, 2013 at 3:21 a.m.

CENTRAL ARKANSAS 19, MISS. VALLEY STATE 3 The Central Arkansas Bears (7-1 ) hit their first two home runs of the season as they easily handled Mississippi Valley State (1-8 ) in a nonconference game Tuesday afternoon at Bear Stadium in Conway. Junior first baseman Doug Votolato hit a three-run shot to right field in the third inning and senior right fielder Forrestt Allday hit another three-run home run to left-center in the seventh inning as UCA racked up 11 hits off four pitchers. Allday finished 3 for 5 with 4 RBI and 2 runs scored and made a spectacular diving catch in right field. Votolato was 1 for 3 with 3 RBI and 2 runs scored. UCA starter Ethan McKinzie gave up five hits and no earned runs in six innings for his first victory. UCA, which is 7-0 at home this season, fell behind 1-0 in the second inning but overcame that deficit with three runs in the bottom of the inning. Nick Rougeau had a sacrifice fly, Logan Moon scored on a balk and Allday had an RBI single. Votolato made it 6-1 with one swing in

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