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ABILENE – Abilene Christian's throwers again registered a solid weekend with 11 medal stand performances at Baylor's Michael Johnson Invitational. Sophomore Annina Brandenburg was the Wildcats' lone event champion, taking first place in the discus invite, but senior teammate Lonnie Smith reclaimed the school's hammer throw record with her third-place launch of 58.26 meters (191 feet - 2 inches).
TYLER, Texas – Abilene Christian's women's tennis team Saturday captured the Southland Conference regular-season title following a 4-3 win over the league's defending regular-season and tournament champions from McNeese at the Faulkner Tennis Center. The match-clinching point was recorded by freshman Allison Stewart, whose 15-9 regular-season single record includes a perfect 11-0 showing against Southland competition at the No. 5 position.
Things got interesting in the late innings Saturday afternoon at Crutcher Scott Field during the rubber match between ACU and Lamar. The Cardinals scored three runs in the final two innings, including a two-run home run with no outs in the ninth, but senior Brennan Lewis buckled down and got the final three outs to clinch a 6-5 victory for Rick McCarty's club. The win loomed large, keeping the Wildcats (21-18, 8-10 SLC) within a few games of eighth place in the conference standings.
Get the lead. Give it up. Tie the game. Win it late. It was a wild Saturday at Poly Wells Field for the final game of the series between ACU and Stephen F. Austin. The Ladyjacks, who owned a seven-game winning streak coming in, looked as though they would have a comeback victory to improve to 30 wins. Bobby Reeves' club had other ideas.
The Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks clinched a spot in the Southland Conference Tournament Friday night after taking two from ACU at Poly Wells Field. The Wildcat offense was limited to 10 total hits, including just four in a 2-1 loss in game one. SFA then opened up its offense in game two, scoring 10 times on 17 hits to win 10-3.
ABILENE – Lamar baseball scored at least one run through the first six innings Friday night at Crutcher Scott Field en route to a 13-1 win over Abilene Christian. The Wildcats' lone run was produced by senior center fielder and Abilene native Derek Scott with a first inning homer that was his fifth of the season.
ABILENE – All nine position players in Abilene Christian's starting lineup recorded at least one base hit in the Wildcats' 6-4 win over Lamar Thursday night at Crutcher Scott Field. Collin Chaney led the way with three base hits, including a leadoff double that kick started a three-run fourth, while three teammates each finished with two base knocks.
The ACU softball team (9-26, 2-16 SLC) opens a six-game home stand after a short stint on the road last weekend at Sam Houston State. The Wildcats match up with the Ladyjacks of Stephen F. Austin (27-16, 12-6 SLC), winners of five games in a row. For the holiday weekend, the team will have its first-ever Easter Egg Hunt Saturday afternoon after the game.
ABILENE – Abilene Christian recruits a number of students from Colorado, but sophomore Hunter Barker may be the first to have spent a year competing collegiately in Connecticut before making their move to the Key City.
ABILENE – Abilene Christian baseball (19-17, 6-9 SLC) starts a must-win Southland Conference series vs. Lamar (13-24, 5-13 SLC) Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Crutcher Scott Field. Games two and three are set for Friday at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m.
ABILENE – Catcher Lane Bourland and designated hitter Luis Trevino homered and a five-man Wildcat pitching staff combined for a four-hit shutout in Abilene Christian baseball's 11-0 (seven inning) victory over Arlington Baptist Tuesday night at Crutcher Scott Field. The shutout was ACU's second of the year.
FRISCO, Texas – Abilene Christian's Jonathan Sheehy Tuesday was voted Southland Conference Tennis Player of the Week for the third time in 2019. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.
ABILENE – For Abilene Christian women's tennis to win the Southland Conference regular-season crown, it all comes down to Saturday's neutral-site match vs. McNeese (in Tyler, Texas) after the Wildcats Sunday lost a tough 5-2 decision at Central Arkansas. The Bears (16-7, 8-2 SLC) have won their last three duals against the Wildcats to pull within 1.0 game of first place.
A seven-run second inning proved to be the difference Saturday night in a soggy environment to wrap up a three-game series between ACU and Sam Houston State. The Bearkats would go on to add one in the fourth to win 8-0 in a five-inning, run-rule game.
ABILENE – Abilene Christian men's tennis won its 20th match of the season Saturday with a 4-3 victory over UTSA on the indoor courts of the Teague Events Center. Freshman Dimitris Azoides scored the match-winning point at No. 4 singles, coming back from a set down to defeat Juri Reckow, 5-7, 7-5, 6-4.
HOUSTON – Abilene Christian baseball dropped the third game of its series at Houston Baptist Saturday, 8-1, to fall back to 18-17 (6-9 Southland Conference) on the season. The Wildcats were limited to five base hits by Husky pitchers Kyle Gruller and J.T. Newton, with three of those by sophomore right fielder Colton Eager, who went 3-4 with two doubles.
Kayla Keeling hit her sixth home run of the season in game two Friday night, but ultimately the ACU softball team came up one run short in the second of a double-dip with the Sam Houston State Bearkats. SHSU (22-19, 13-4 SLC) launched four home runs between the two games, winning game one, 10-0, and holding on game two, 5-4. The Wildcats (9-25, 2-15 SLC) tallied just six hits in the two games and will hope to ends its seven-game losing streak on Saturday.
HOUSTON – Abilene Christian baseball totaled 21 runs in game one, and one in game two during its doubleheader split Friday at Houston Baptist's Husky Field with the one offensive constant being senior outfielder Dalon Farkas, who homered in both games.