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ABILENE – Abilene Christian will play its lone match of the 2019 spring season Friday at 6:30 p.m. vs. Texas Tech. The five-set contest will be held inside the Red Raiders' practice gym, and seating will be limited.
ABILENE – With inclement weather expected in Fort Worth throughout Tuesday, the 18th-ranked Horned Frogs and Abilene Christian baseball have agreed to move their game at Lupton Stadium to Wednesday, Feb. 20.
ABILENE – Abilene Christian head women's tennis coach John Walker today announced the signing of South African native Evangeline Du Toit to the Wildcats' 2019-20 roster. She will be the third international student on next year's team, joining Nini Memishishi (Tbilisi, Georgia) and Illeana Mocciola (Rio Negro, Argentina).
Louisiana Tech jumped out to an early lead and never looked back Sunday as it topped ACU softball 7-4 in the final game of the tournament. The Wildcats scored a couple runs in the fifth and added two more in the seventh, but left the tying run at the plate when the game ended. The Lady Techsters improved to 9-1 while ACU dropped to 3-6 on the year.
ABILENE – Abilene Christian lost its series finale to Bryant, 11-1, Sunday at Crutcher Scott Field to fall to 1-2 on the season. The Bulldogs scored 10 of their 11 runs between the fourth and fifth innings, and their pitching allowed just two base hits in the second inning – an infield single by Derek Scott and two-out double by Robert Salazar.
ACU softball bounced back in a big way Saturday at the Louisiana Tech Invitational, snapping its four-game losing streak with two key victories in contrasting styles. The Wildcats (3-5) got their bats going, particularly late, in a 9-3 win over Mississippi Valley State, and used pitching to pick up a 4-2 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson. The wins push ACU to 2-2 at the tournament, with one more to go.
SAN ANTONIO – The Wildcats wrapped up a 2-0 road week Saturday afternoon with another dominating defensive effort in a 68-48 win over Incarnate Word at the McDermott Center on the UIW campus.
ABILENE – Abilene Christian baseball sent nine batters to the plate during a four-run eighth inning that featured a pair of RBI doubles by seniors Luis Trevino and Koby Claborn. Classmate Brennan Lewis then came on in the ninth and sealed the Wildcats' 8-6 win behind a 10-pitch outing that ended with a tailor-made 6-4-3 double play.
SAN ANTONIO – Sophomore Alyssa Adams returned to her hometown Saturday afternoon and led a dominant second-half effort by the ACU Wildcats, who turned a narrow halftime lead over Incarnate Word into a 71-50 win over the Cardinals at the McDermott Center.
ACU softball dropped a pair of games to open the Louisiana Tech Invitational Friday afternoon, falling to the Wichita State Shockers and Southeast Missouri State Redhawks. The Wildcats (1-5) trailed the entire way against Wichita State, eventually falling 5-1 before dropping a 10-2 game two against Southeast Mo.
ACU at Incarnate Word
ABILENE – Abilene Christian baseball dropped its 2019 season opener to Bryant 8-7 Friday night at Crutcher Scott Field. The Wildcats generated 13 base hits but stranded 14 men on base, including eight over the last 4.0 innings.
ABILENE – Following six stellar seasons with Abilene Christian soccer, Stephen Salas Thursday night said farewell to the Wildcats after accepting an assistant coaching job with Louisiana Soccer in Lafayette. He will be working alongside Lance Key, who was named head coach of the Ragin' Cajuns this past December.
ABILENE – Abilene Christian women's basketball looks to strengthen its place in the Southland Conference standings Saturday afternoon when it visits the McDermott Center in San Antonio for a 1 p.m. game vs. Incarnate Word. The Wildcats lead their all-time series vs. their rivals, 21-9, but had their nine-game series winning streak snapped to end the 2017-18 regular-season, 58-46, last time they visited the Alamo City.
The ACU softball team (1-3) heads east this weekend for a five-game schedule at the Louisiana Tech Invitational, held from Friday to Sunday, Feb. 15-17. It all begins with a doubleheader Friday afternoon against Wichita State (12 p.m.) and Southeast Missouri State (2 p.m.), and continues Saturday with dates against Mississippi Valley State (1 p.m.) and Fairleigh Dickinson (3 p.m.). The weekend ends with a matchup against the host LA Tech, with first pitch slated for 1 p.m. Sunday.
ABILENE – A three-game weekend series with the Bryant Bulldogs kicks off the Rick McCarty-era of Abilene Christian baseball at Crutcher Scott Field. The Opening Day first pitch is set for 3 p.m. Friday with junior right-handed pitcher Spencer Chirpich tabbed to start for the Wildcats vs. Bryant's Tyler Mattison.
THIBODAUX, Louisiana – The last time the ACU Wildcats won 20 games in a men's basketball season, none of the current Wildcats were out of grade school, ACU was still playing at the NCAA Division II level and current head coach Joe Golding was the team's assistant coach.
ABILENE – Abilene Christian women's basketball snapped a two-game Southland Conference losing streak with a decisive 76-66 win over the league's defending tournament champions from Nicholls Wednesday night at Hardin-Simmons' Mabee Complex.
ABILENE – Junior Jonathan Sheehy Wednesday was awarded with the Southland Conference Player of the Week award for the second time in three weeks after leading the Wildcats' to a 3-0 weekend in Colorado Springs, where they defeated Colorado State - Pueblo (7-0), Air Force (4-3) and Montana (5-2).
ACU at Nicholls