The ACU softball team put up a good fight this past weekend against Texas A&M Corpus Christi as they defeated the Islanders in a three-game series.
Game one went into seven innings as the Wildcats won 5-0. Sophomore Paige Stevens had two runs as Taylor Brown, Madison Buckley and Kyla Simmons each had one run.
In the third inning Brown hit a triple, sending Stevens and Simmons to score. Soon after, Lyndi Smith hit a single as Brown came in to score and Simmons hit a single up to the middle sending home Buckley to score.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, Courtney Flanary hit a double to right field sending Stevens to score her second run for the game.
The Wildcats won the second game 9-1 as it went into five innings. ACU was able to get a head start as they scored three runs in the first inning and four in the second. The Islanders couldn’t keep up as they made their only run in the fifth inning. To end the game, Cara Hoover homered to right center as Jacquelyn Perez scored.
The final game on Sunday lasted eight innings as the Islanders pulled through and scored four runs in the sixth and one in the seventh, leaving them tied with the Wildcats going into the top of the eighth.
Corpus Christi’s J. Jackson hit a single to the left side causing V. Perez to score. This put pressure on ACU, as the Wildcats were up to earn their chance to score.
Flanary reached on a fielding error and sent Taylor Brown home to score. Shortly after, Madison Buckley reached on a throwing error and sent Courtney Flanary home to score, causing the Wildcats to take the lead and win the game 7-6.
The victory leaves the Wildcats 15-18 overall and 4-2 in conference play as the Islanders fell and continued their losing streak at ten straight games.
ACU will continue their four-game winning streak this weekend, as they are back on the road to play against Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches.