HU Bisons Host 13th-Ranked Southern Arkansas

Courtesy Harding University Athletics Department

SEARCY – Harding plays its final home baseball game of the season Tuesday when it hosts 13th-ranked Southern Arkansas at 3 p.m. at Jerry Moore Field.

Harding (26-17) is preparing for its most important Great American Conference series of the season. The Bisons travel to Russellville, Ark., to meet Arkansas Tech on Friday and Saturday with a trip to the GAC Tournament on the line. The Bisons are 15-12 in conference play and in sixth place. Only the top six teams advance to the conference tournament on May 4-7 in Enid, Okla.

Southern Arkansas (33-13) has clinched a tie for the GAC regular season championship and will clinch the title with one win over Arkansas-Monticello in their weekend series or one loss by Southwestern Oklahoma in its series with Northwestern State.

Harding won one of three games against Southern Arkansas in their conference series on Mar. 15-16 in Magnolia.

The Bisons leading hitter entering the game is senior infielder Billy Ninemire. He brings a school-record tying 14-game hitting streak into the game. Ben James (1999) and Sean Camilleri (2002) also had 14-game hitting streaks.

Harding is 20-8 at home this season.

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