After a solid outing by the Wildcats in Florida where they finished 3-2, ACU was scheduled to travel to Waco to battle Jackson State, conference rival Incarnate Word and host Baylor, but inclement weather all over Central Texas has once again changed up the schedule.
As a result, the Wildcats will now host the Bears in a double-header on Sunday afternoon. The double-header will make up for the previously scheduled matchup between the two teams this weekend and the game April 4 in Abilene.
Last season, when the two teams met it was Baylor coming away with a 6-0 victory. The Bears then went on to post a 48-15 record and return much of that team this year.
This season Bears are 7-0 and coming off a 2-1 win over #9 Alabama, which helped them land a spot in the top-ten of both the coaches poll and USA Softball poll.
Volunteer assistant Coach and former ACU player Casey May-Huff said the Lady Bears will provide tough competition and can be a good teaching ground as the Wildcats gear up for the beefy part of the season.
“Our strength is definitely our defense,” Huff said. “We make very little errors when the ball is put in play. I would say that our advantage is the fact that we have five senior starters this year which helps with having that much more experience and knowledge of the game.”
Former Wildcat pitcher Sidney Holman transferred to Baylor in the fall but will sit out this season per NCAA transfer rules.
The first game is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday.