Abilene Christian beats No. 11 Rollins
Martinez’s third inning lead-off home run puts Wildcats in front
SAN ANTONIO -- Abilene Christian completed a doubleheader sweep of Friday's competition at the St. Mary's Classic following its 2-1 win against Rollins.
Caitlyn Crain improved to 2-0 on the young season behind 7.0 innings of work, in which she struck out one, scattered seven hits and a pair of walks. Rollins scored its lone run in the fourth on a two-out RBI single by Meredith Foster.
The Tars also threatened in the second, but the umpires ruled that Aimee Halpin left third base early on Lawna Hunter's fly ball to right.
Rollins put two more runners on base in the seventh with two outs, but Crain rallied to end the game with a strike out of Hunter.
The win improved ACU's overall record to 3-1, while Rollins fell to 2-1.
The Wildcats scored both of their runs in the third. Sarah Martinez led off the inning with a home run to right, and four batters later, Kimberley Briggs drove in Keanna Winkfield on a single to center.
Briggs' hit was ACU's last until the sixth inning she singled again to finish the game 2-3.
Rollins' starter Hope Bitzer (1-1) struck out six Wildcats in the losing effort.