The Wildcat softball team will return home this weekend to play the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders at Wells Field.
The Wildcats are 12-18 overall and currently 1-2 in conference play after battling it out last weekend with the University of Incarnate Word and recently playing Hardin-Simmons University for a tie.
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi stands 7-23 overall and 2-7 in conference play after playing Northwestern State, McNeese State and Central Arkansas. The Islanders will be coming off of a six-game losing streak when they face the Wildcats.
Freshman pitcher Hannah Null has established a firm ground this year in her position as she broke a record with 17 strikeouts in the game against Hardin-Simmons. Null’s record is the highest of any single Southland Conference pitcher so far this season. Null was on her game and showed great improvement.
“My change-up and my curve; I’ve been struggling with it quite a bit and I talked to coach Reeves before the game and we got it figured out,” Null said.
Null wasn’t the only pitcher who had great success Tuesday night. Emily Seidel and Peyton Mosley are hot-spot pitchers who are also earning wins and showing their skills.
“You have to take it one pitch at a time so I have to mentally prepare to get out there, hit my spots, make the ball move and trust pitches,” Seidel said. “When all three of us do that then we have a shot to stay ahead.”
Head coach Bobby Reeves continues to keep the team focused and maintains his strategy in preparation for Texas A&M- Corpus Christi.
“We go about what we do every day,” Reeves said. “We work on different phases of the game every day. We swing the bats everyday and pitchers are going to get prepared and ready for the weekend, and hopefully when we go into the games we will be prepared. We will play the games like any other time.”
ACU will play a doubleheader on Saturday with games starting at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Game three on will be Sunday starting at 1 p.m.