Lyndi Smith and Madison Buckley dialed long distance this past weekend sealing Abilene Christian’s series sweep over the Aggies of Cameron University.
The pair combined 10-for-13 with six runs and seven RBI’s throughout the series.
The three-run walk-off in game two from Smith added to her already superb season as a fearless hitter.
“It was great for Madison and I to have home runs together in the same game so we could jump for the lead,” Smith said.
Smith’s batting average (.370) is second behind leadoff hitter Keanna Winkfield (.399), but leads the team with 43 RBI’s, twenty more than Winkfield. She hopes to reach double digits in home runs with nine so far in the regular season.
Buckley finished the weekend 8-for-10, with six of her eight hits in game one.
The team won a close game Friday night, 5-4, but won both of the doubleheaders on Saturday 10-2 in five innings based off of the softball run rule.
“Getting the sweep this series was crucial for us because it gave us momentum in to the next week being that we have San Angelo and Eastern New Mexico this week,” Smith said.
Caitlyn Crain (11-9) earned her fourth save of the year striking out two of the last four batters she faced in the first game.
She finished the series 2-0 recording eight strikeouts. She was in command of the majority of her pitches.
“It felt great to finally play like we know we can and get a sweep,” Crain said.
“I feel pretty confident that we’ll do what we need to do to get the wins,” she said. “We’re just trying to take it one game at a time.”
The wins over Cameron elevated the ‘Cats season and conference records to 24-20 and 8-10.
The success from this past weekend drives the Wildcats to perform at their best level with only seven games left.
The team played a doubleheader yesterday against San Angelo, and finishes the weekend playing Eastern New Mexico in a three-game series at ENMU.