After a midweek 1-0 victory over Dallas Christian, the baseball team will continue its four-game homestand this weekend against Houston Baptist.
Although the Wildcats’ win on Tuesday was not as convincing as their 11-0 victory over the Crusaders early this season, ACU recorded 10 hits but left 15 runners on base.
“We continue to put runners on base and we continue to give ourselves opportunities, so we don’t really want to change anything,” head coach Britt Bonneau said. “Obviously if you leave 15 on base you’re not getting the right hits when you need them, but you’re still getting on base.”
After a weekend in which all three Wildcat starters went into the sixth inning, the pitching staff remained sharp against Dallas Christian, allowing just four hits and no runs, led by six shutout innings from junior Colton Brasher.
“Our main focus is our pitching and our defense,” Bonneau said. “We have to continue to pitch well on the weekends in order for us to have chance to win. We’ve done that over our last five games and we have to continue to do that.”
The Huskies will bring in some stout defense of their own this weekend. HBU is ranked fourth with a 3.67 team ERA and fifth in fielding percentage at .970.
“HBU has one of the top defenses in the league, and they don’t make a lot of mistakes,” Bonneau said.
At 16-15 overall and 3-12 in conference, this weekend will mark the beginning of the second half of Southland play for the Wildcats. The three-game series is also the first homestand of ACU’s home-heavy conference schedule the rest of the way.
Bonneau said he hopes this weekend will give his team a spark to make a move the over the next 15 conference match ups.
“We have 9-of-15 at home so obviously we have to take care of our business at home and that starts this weekend. It gives us a chance to make a move in a comfortable environment.”
Meanwhile, the Huskies head to Abilene with a 14-19 overall record and 7-5 in conference, which has them sixth in the conference standings.