The Wildcats are back on track after losing three of their previous four before heading into the weekend.
ACU completed a perfect weekend going 6-0 against Texas A&M International and University of the Southwest to put Head Coach Britt Bonneau over 600 career wins.
“I think we got closer to finding our lineups,” said Bonneau.
The Wildcats outscored their opponents 53-22 in the six games including a 15-0 run rule win over Texas A&M International.
ACU took advantage of four first inning errors by the Dustdevils and four straight singles to lead off the inning to run out to a 7-0 lead. Cameron Watten pitched all seven innings for the Wildcats to record his first win of the season.
Watten had plenty of help as four players recorded three hits combing for six of the 11 RBIs in the game for the Wildcats.
Saturday the Wildcats took both games of a double header against Texas A&M International, the first win of the day gave Bonneau his 600th win in an 8-4 victory.
Pitcher Zach Sneed picked up his second win of the season in the win. Sneed was responsible for all four of the Dustdevils’ runs allowing those runs on six hits while striking out two batters.
ACU used a four-run third inning to pull even with Texas A&M International before pulling ahead for good two innings later. Shortstop Sky Valenzuela went 2 for 2 at the plate including an RBI triple.
In the second game of the doubleheader, the Wildcats managed to hold off a hard charging Dustdevils team in the seventh inning to squeak out a 6-5 win. Pitcher Kris Carlson picked up his second save of the weekend and his fifth of the season. Brady Rodriguez picked up the win for ACU in relief.
Outfielder Aaron Oliver’s RBI single in the sixth inning proved to be the winning run for the Wildcats who nearly gave away the three-run lead in the final inning.
On Sunday ACU swept a day-night doubleheader against Texas A&M International and University of the Southwest.
In game one ACU, on the back of a five-run seventh inning, handled the Dustdevils their fourth straight loss of the weekend 11-5.
Senior Kevin Justice picked up the win for ACU going three and 1/3 innings allowing just one run on four hits and striking out three. With the win, Justice moves to 1-1 on the season.
After Cameron Bankston drew a no-out walk in the bottom of the seventh seniors Will Calhoun and Abe Williams hit back-to-back doubles to begin the ACU rally. Oliver brought in the final two runs of the inning to blow the game open for ACU.
In the nightcap the Mustangs from University of the Southwest jumped out to a 4-1 lead in the third off the arm of ACU pitcher Aaron Lambrix who made his second start of the season after dealing with a shoulder injury.
In the final game of the weekend’s games for ACU the Wildcats pulled out a 4-3 victory to go 6-0 on the weekend. The wins gave Bonneau his 604th of his career.
“Over the years we have had great assistants and players and they have done their jobs and when you have those things, it’s easy to have success,” said Bonneau.
ACU is now 12-5 on the season as they prepare for another home series this weekend against conference rival Angelo State.