ACU’s softball team split a doubleheader Saturday and lost game three on Sunday to the Houston Baptist Huskies. The Wildcats won the first game 18-8 and lost the next game 6-8.
The Wildcats cranked out four home runs and also earned a season-high of 18 runs in the first game. ACU’s offense was on fire as the team scored in all but two innings.
“I believe our major strength this weekend and in all of our series this season has been our offensive game,” said Anna Jones, sophomore utility player. “This weekend against HBU, everyone in our lineup was putting the ball in play, resulting in either a base hit for us or a difficult defensive play for HBU to have to make.”
Jones went 3-for-3 and had six RBI, only one shy of the school record set in 2008.
“Going into the series, I was relaxed and confident and really hoping for an opportunity to contribute to a win for ACU,” Jones said. “I knew that as long as we played relaxed like we know how to play, we should take care of business and beat HBU.”
The Wildcats fell in game two and three as the Huskies came out playing strong.
HBU earned six runs within the first three innings of the second game. Lyndi Smith and senior Courtney Flanary each had home runs as players Demi McNulty, Taylor Brown and Madison Buckley finished the game contributing runs as well.
In game three of the series, ACU earned all four runs in the first two innings as Taylor Brown and Madison Buckley contributed points. The Wildcats were tied with HBU after the second inning, but the Huskies were able to kick in and earn three more runs to take the 7-4 victory.
ACU will be back in action this weekend against University of the Incarnate Word as the 2014 season comes to a close. The series will take place in Abilene at Poly Wells Field.