The Wildcats were on the road this past weekend for a three game series against the Privateers of New Orleans.
The Wildcats and Privateers opened the series with a Friday night double header, splitting the nightcap at one game a piece.
ACU lost game one of the double-header, but had good performances at the dish from senior catcher Luis Trevino, who went 2-4 on the day with a home run, and senior left fielder Dalon Farkas, who was also 2-4 with an RBI single.
New Orleans starter freshman Brandon Mitchell excelled at the mound, going eight strong innings, giving up two earned runs on eight hits and striking out 10 Wildcat hitters.
Game two of the nightcap ended with a Wildcat victory, led by Trevino, who went 4-4 with three home runs, four runs scored and four RBI’s.
He leads in all three triple crown categories – batting average, home runs and RBI – and is a USA Golden Spike nominee.
Trevino said his approach to the game this season has been consistent throughout the year.
“My game plan has been the same since game one,” he said, “just to help my teammates as much as I can to end up with a win at the end of the day.”
The Wildcats wrapped up the series with a 13-inning, 5-4 loss on Sunday.
Farkas and junior left fielder Dalton Dunn both drove in one run, and the two others were unearned and scored on errors.
Senior Brennan Lewis led the pitching staff on Sunday, going seven and a third innings, allowing only one earned run on seven hits. Lewis struck out five and walked only one Privateer.
“We are playing a really good game, but at the end of the day, it just hasn’t gone our way,” Trevino said. “It’s just baseball.”
The Wildcats play one more road series at Central Arkansas, starting Friday, and will finish the season at home against Nicholls May 16.