The ACU softball team was in full swing this past weekend at the St. Mary’s Spring Invitational in San Antonio.
The team dominated in the season-opener, but ended up with a split record, 2-2 by the end of the weekend. The ‘Cats held a comfortable lead against Texas A&M International, with a final score, 10-0.
The ‘Cats fell short to the NAIA driving force of Lubbock Christian University, with a final score 3-1.
The team combined for 14 hits, adding 10 runs against Texas A&M International.
The Wildcats’ offense was brought to a sudden halt against LCU pitcher Katera Eltsosie, who struck out 11 Wildcats in a prompt seven innings without permitting a walk the second game.
The only run Eltsosie gave up came in the bottom of the fourth inning when Kayle Crozier was driven in by freshman Demi McNulty.
Early Saturday morning, the ‘cats were shut out 8-0 against St. Edward’s in five short innings bringing their weekend record to 1-2.
They quickly bounced back against Texas-Permian Basin routing them 10-2 later that evening splitting their win-loss column.
The ‘cats have a trio of veteran pitchers in seniors Shelby Hall and Caitlyn Crain and junior Peyton Mosley.
As just a sophomore last season Mosley recorded 63 strikeouts, 11 wins, a 2.59 ERA, including three shutouts.
“I’m really excited about this year’s team,” Mosley said. “We have a lot of key players coming back this season and some of the girls are looking to fill some big holes. We look really solid defensively and offensively, and I’m excited to see the places this team can take us.”
The team has turned some heads already this season as they are projected to finish fourth in their last year competing in the Lone Star Conference, before moving up to the D-I Southland Conference.
“I am most looking forward to conference,” Mosley said. “I think we have a real shot at winning conference this year and I think this is the team to get us there.”
The team looks forward to this weekend as they host the Whitten Inn Classic at Wells Field on the ACU campus.