Woes continued for the ACU softball this weekend as they wrapped up a 10 game home-stand at Poly Wells field. Facing the Cowgirls in a three game series, the Wildcats were swept putting them in last place for the Southland conference.
In the first game Friday, the Wildcats were held scoreless the first six innings largely in part to Cowgirls’ freshman pitcher, Saleen Flores.
Flores finished the game pitching all seven innings to improve to 3-3 on the season with a 1.39 ERA. She allowed just two runs and 6 hits with 6 strikeouts as well to cap off her impressive afternoon.
Junior outfielder Lindsey Tomlinson for the Wildcats brought home the only two runs for ACU in the first game with a two-run home run in the 7th inning. The Cowgirls were able to hold onto their slim lead to grab the first game against ACU, 3-2.
The second game on Friday night, however, was near perfect for the Wildcats.
Sophomore pitcher Calie Burris got the start at the circle pitching six innings allowing only five hits and one run. However, head coach Bobby Reeves for the Wildcats decided to replace her for the seventh inning.
After holding the Cowgirls to just one run in six innings, McNeese State scored five runs in the seventh after sophomore Samantha Bradley took Burris’ place.
The Wildcats couldn’t answer back in the bottom of the inning to fall to 0-2 on Friday with a 6-2 loss.
Hoping to get back on track Saturday, the Wildcats struggled to score once again. While Burris played another solid game at the circle, it simply wasn’t enough.
ACU dropped its third and final game against the Cowgirls 3-2 to drop to 9-23 on the season and dead last in the Southland conference.
Up next, the Wildcats will be away from Abilene for the first time since March 16th for a three-game series against Sam Houston State this weekend. Meanwhile, McNeese will head over to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to face the Tigers of LSU Tuesday at 6 p.m.