The softball team broke their losing streak at the Texas Shootout in Denton as they defeated Prairie View A&M, 2-0. The Wildcat’s offense recorded five hits in the seven-inning game and was able to score in the first and sixth innings.
Sophomore catcher Cara Hoover drove in freshman Taylor Brown for the game’s first run with a double in the first inning. In the sixth, sophomore Taylor Fitzgerald hit an RBI double sending Hoover to score.
Fitzgerald led the team by going 2-3 with an RBI.
Freshman Hannah Null pitched the second complete-game shutout of her career as she helped the Wildcats secure the win. Null struck out a career-high of 10 batters. Her season total now sits at 42 and should only continue to rise.
Null gave up two hits at the beginning of the game, but stopped the runners shortly after. Null acquired the next three hits with two pop-ups and a strikeout. During the final four innings, Null struck out five players as she allowed just one base hit.
The Wildcats were coming off a seven game losing streak before playing Prairie View A&M. The team was able to fight through and end with a win.
“The team decided that we are better than that, and we tried to remember why we are playing; for the love of the game,” Hoover said. “We overcame a lot of adversities this weekend. We won’t let those losses get to us, because all we can do is go up from here.”
ACU’s schedule has provided tough competition for the Wildcats.
“In order for myself to keep the losses behind me, I try to find something positive out of it,” Hoover said. “I keep working hard, and I know that we will turn this around very quickly. I have a lot of faith in my teammates, and trust them to come out every game ready to play. I just take it one game at a time.”
ACU will continue their season as they play in the Texas Tech Invitational. The series will begin this Friday in Lubbock at 10 a.m. and continue until Sunday with the last game of the series at 12:30 p.m.