The Wildcats came out on top in their first home games of the season, defeating the Prairie View A&M Lady Panthers in both matchups on Tuesday.
It was the Wildcats’ fourth consecutive game with nine runs or higher with nine in the first game and 13 in the second. In the second game, the Wildcats ended with a batting average of .565, which is their highest so far this season.
“Great wins for our team tonight, especially for the first home games,” Head Coach Abigail Farler said. “I’m very glad we pulled off great wins in our home. Home field is where teams have the most confidence and as a team and with this crowd, we came out on top.”
In the first game, the Wildcats trailed throughout the game until the seventh inning, tying the game 8-8. On their route to a comeback, the Wildcats completed two grand slams including four RBIs and a game-winning run by junior pitcher Callie Burns for a 9-8 victory. Senior outfielder Carolina Adair had one home run as well.
“We didn’t lose our fight in the first game,” Farler said. “I loved the way we rallied together and came back late in the game. In those nail-biting moments, we needed each other the most, and we did just that. I’m so proud of our team in that first game.”
For the second game, the Wildcats dominated the Panthers in a 13-1 defeat. Beating the Panthers in five innings, Adair had three RBIs along with two other players with two RBIs each. They also scored a total of nine runs in the first inning alone.
“I loved our execution in the second game,” Farler said. “We definitely came out swinging hard, and I loved how much we executed on the field.”
This season, the Wildcats have been progressing in some categories in the Southland Conference. The Wildcats are fifth in slugging percentage, runs scored, triples and home runs. Adair is third in runners batter, runs scored and triples. Other Wildcats have been moving up in the statistics including senior catcher Blair Clayton and junior infielder Briana Tijerina.
The Wildcats will be back on the road for their final tournament of the season as they travel to Norman, Oklahoma for the Courtyard Marriott Tournament Friday.