The softball team will take on Texas Tech University (19-24) in a non-conference game Wednesday night at 6 p.m. in Lubbock.
The Raiders are 4-5 in the Big XII conference and are currently riding a five game losing streak. The Wildcats are 12-6 in the Southland Conference and have a two game winning streak.
The team has been less than successful away from Poly Wells field, posting a 7-11 record for away games.
Earlier this season, ACU hosted Texas Tech at Poly Wells Field but ended up losing the game, 6-1. Redshirt sophomore Hannah Null pitched a solid 4.1-innings in the game and gave up one run on four hits before freshman Allison Turner relieved her in the fifth. Turner allowed five runs on four hits in 2.2-innings of work. ACU’s only run came from sophomore Holly Neese‘s home run in the second inning.
Last weekend, the team traveled to Stephen F. Austin University for a conference series and won two of the three games. The first game ended in a 5-1 loss, where ACU’s run came from an RBI double from sophomore Brianna Barnhill. Null pitched 4.0-innings and gave up three runs, while junior Julia Montoya pitched 2.0-innings allowing two runs.
The Wildcats won the second game, 7-6, and the team recorded a collective 16 hits and six RBI in the 10-inning game. Barnhill scored three RBI from a three-run homer in the fifth, marking her ninth homerun of the season. Montoya ended up snagging the win, after pitching 3.2-innings and giving up just three hits and two walks.
After facing Texas Tech, the softball team will play against Sam Houston State University in Abilene on Friday and Saturday for a three-game Southland Conference series.