A week after winning a weekend series against No. 1 Angelo State, the No. 19 Lady Buffs found a harder fight in Abilene against Abilene Christian.
The first of the three game series saw ACU get off to a running start when they put their first tally on the board in the bottom of the second inning. The team continued its roll throughout the game, registering six points in the seven innings. WTAMU only scored one run during the game in the sixth inning when Kim LeComte sent a solo blast to center field. Marci Womack registered her seventh loss in the circle with the defeat and WT only had four hits during the seven innings.
The second game on Friday kept the Lady Buffs closer to the Wildcats with ACU not scoring until the bottom of the third inning. The team put down two runs and added two more in the fifth and sixth to grab a 4-0 lead. WT rebounded in the sixth inning off of a Renee Erwin bat to bring in two runs. However, the Lady Buffs fell 4-2 in the second game of the series. Adriana Garcia would record the loss on her record, giving up four runs on eight hits.
With the series already lost, WT returned to the field on Saturday afternoon to try and prevent a weekend sweep. However, offensively the team struggled, recording only three hits. In their earliest scoring of the weekend, the Wildcats put their first tally on the board in the bottom of the first inning.
It would take five innings for another tally to be put on the board and it would once again be ACU getting on the board. WT had a chance to score in the seventh inning when Renee Erwin was sent to first plate after she was hit by a pitch. However, three quick outs later, WT left Abilene with a weekend record of 0-3. Marci Womack picked up the loss again in the circle to take her season record to 11-8.
“The underlying thought of the entire weekend was that we just couldn’t create any offense and that was very frustrating,” Head Coach Kevin Blaskowski said.
The Lady Buffs now sit with an overall record of 23-14 and a Lone Star Conference record of 7-8. The team returns to Lady Buff Yard on April 5-6 for a three-game series against Incarnate Word. The first game in the series is set for 5 p.m. on Thursday.
“It’s a pivotal series for us. The winner of this series moves into fifth place in the conference and it’s going to be critical,” Blaskowski said.