After rain canceled a game vs UT-Arlington during the week, the Wildcats traveled to Corpus Christi and took two of three from the Islanders
In Friday’s opener, senior Briana Barnhill reached first on a fielder’s choice and senior Breagan Hamilton scored to open up the ball game. The Wildcats would then go on to score runs in all seven innings on their way to an 8-0 win.
Senior Hannah Null earned her ninth win with the shutout and five-strikeout performance.
However, the offense was stifled in the second game as it was Wildcats were shutout 7-0 and held to just four hits in the defeat.
”We need to work on moving runners and passing our bats,” Assistant Coach Casey May-Huff said. “Right now we have been doing a pretty good job about getting on for the most part, but we’ve been leaving too many base runners on.”
The ‘Cats got back to their winning ways in the third game of the series despite being held scoreless until the sixth inning. But a single by freshman catcher Kayla Keeling got the ball rolling for ACU, and the Wildcats powered their way to a 6-1 win. Null finished the weekend with a 0.50 ERA and earned Southland Conference Co-Pitcher of the Week.
After the win, which brought ACU to an even 6-6 in coenference play and 12-17 overall, senior Alyson Bishoff said the season to this point has been up and down, but she’s confident moving forward.
“I believe in the process,” Bishoff said. “No one truly successful ever got to where they were without set-back, hardships.”
ACU also took on Baylor in a non-conference game for the second time this season on Wednesday. The Wildcats tied the game at three in the bottom of the third and trailed just 4-3 after four innings. But the Lady Bears came away with a big 8-5 win, adding the three decisive runs in the fifth innings.
“This team is on the brink of success, we just had to travel down a bumpy road to make us stronger,” Bishoff said.
The Wildcats continue conference play when they travel to Thibodeax, Louisiana this weekend to play Nicholls State. The Colonels are ranked first in the conference at 9-3, while ACU sits in eight, but just one game back of fourth place McNeese State.