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Softball hosts Houston Baptist in season finale


By Abbey Bowling
Posted on May 4, 2016 | Sports | Comments Off on Softball hosts Houston Baptist in season finale

The softball team wraps up its regular season this weekend with a three game homestand against Houston Baptist University (7-16, 15-26) on Friday and Saturday.

The Wildcats are ranked 5th in the Southland Conference at 23-21 overall and 16-8 in conference. ACU enters the game riding a two game winning streak after taking the final two games of a three-game series against Texas A&M – Corpus Christi last weekend.

The first game resulted in a 4-3 loss for the Wildcats. Freshman Miranda Herron and sophomore Holly Neese recorded all three RBI and redshirt sophomore Hannah Null pitched 5.0-innings with three runs on six hits and two strikeouts. Senior Julia Montoya then finished out the game, giving up one run and two hits in 1.0-inning, as she was tagged with the loss.

ACU bounced back with a 7-3 win in game two. Sophomore Peyton Hedrick got the Wildcats on the board early when she scored on an error in the first, but TAMU-CC took the lead in the third to make the score 3-1. But ACU responded with six runs in the fourth and fifth innings. Hedrick, Herron and sophomore Alyson Bishoff all recorded RBI, along with two other unearned runs. Junior Casey-May Huff started the game and lasted 2.2-innings and gave up three runs before freshman Allison Turner came in to relieve her. Turner pitched 4.1-innings, gave up two hits, and recorded the win.

ACU also won the last game, 5-3, shutting out the Islanders until the sixth inning. Junior Taylor Brown recorded an RBI single in the first, and Hedrick followed with a 2-RBI single in the third before Neese smashed a two-run homer in the fifth to make the score 5-0. Null pitched a complete game, allowing three runs on five hits with two strikeouts, to bring her season total to 109 strikeouts. She also got the win, improving her season record to 13-11.

The games against Houston Baptist are scheduled for Friday at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m. at Poly Wells Field.

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