Softball had its third and last invitational of the month last weekend in Arlington. ACU played four games against three separate opponents over the weekend, going 1-3 in those matchups.
The first game of the Maverick Invitational couldn’t have gone any better for ACU taking down Prairie View A&M 9-0 in a five inning shutout. Sophomore pitcher Callie Burris received her second win on the season improving to 2-1 overall. She pitched all game allowing just five hits and added to her impressive day with four strikeouts.
Junior outfielder Caroline Adair was perfect on offense. She went three for three in the outing including a two-RBI double in the top of the fourth inning to extend the lead for ACU 8-0.
After it’s first win of the Invitational, ACU struggled against Wichita State in two consecutive games. In the first matchup against the Shockers, they were limited to just four hits falling in the matchup 8-1. Sophomore pitcher Samantha Bradley pitched five full innings in the loss dropping to 1-6 on the season after another loss against UT-Arlington in the Invitational.
The Wildcats had their opportunity to get revenge the following morning versus the Shockers. A low scoring affair that was tied 1-1 entering the eighth inning. Both teams scored a single run in that inning, but Wichita State once again scored in the ninth where the Wildcats failed to answer back.
After a February full of tournaments, Abilene Christian will be home at Poly Wells Field for the first time this season. The Wildcats will be up against the Maine Black Bears who currently sit at 1-4 on the year. ACU and Maine will square up for a four game series over two days with the first game arriving on Friday at 4 p.m.