ACU Baseball was 3-1 last week at home, with wins over Arlington Baptist and a series win over Lamar. The Wildcats won the series 2-1.
ACU began the week with a dominant win over the Patriots 11-0, April 16th. Senior catcher Luis Trevino started the game with a two-run home run giving the Wildcats a 2-0 lead. This was Trevino’s 11th home run of the season.
Sophomore outfielder Colton Eager hit a RBI single in the third inning to add another run. An error scored another run, as well.
The fifth inning was when ACU ran away with the game scoring five more runs. Sophomore infielder Seth Watts started the scoring with an RBI double.
Later, junior catcher Lane Bourland brought in three more runs with a home run over the left field wall. Trevino drove in the final run with an RBI single and finished the game with five RBI’s.
ACU went into the series against Lamar 1-0 on the week.
Game one, junior right-handed pitcher Spencer Chirpich grabbed his tenth start of the season last Thursday. Chirpich and the Wildcats started the game with a three-up three-down inning.
Lamar took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on an RBI single, but Chirpich responded with a 1-2-3 inning in the third.
In the bottom of the third, senior outfielder Derek Scott drove in his 19th RBI of the season with a double. A sacrifice fly from Trevino brought in the second run of the inning and gave the Wildcats the lead.
In the fourth inning, junior infielder Ryne Randle hit his second home run of the season bringing in two more runs for ACU. Junior infielder Dalton Dunn added the final run of the inning with a RBI infield-single.
ACU led 5-1 after four innings, but Lamar answered with two runs in the fifth inning. Trevino, however, answered back with an RBI triple in the fifth inning.
Lamar scored one more run, but was not enough to amount to anything as ACU opened the series with a 6-4 win.
In game 2, Lamar got off to a big lead early and refused to let ACU answer as the Cardinals took game 2, 13-1.
Wrapping up the series, ACU earned an early lead with an RBI ground-out by Trevino bringing in Dunn.
Lamar tied the game, 1-1, with a solo home run in the third, but in the fourth inning, ACU scored two unearned runs on errors. After a back and forth battle offensively, the Wildcats finished on top, 6-5, to win the series.
Up next, ACU continues its home stand as they face McNeese State this weekend in a three game series. The first pitch of the series is set to take place at 6:30 on Friday.