ACU stays hot with doubleheader sweep

Reprinted from the Abilene Reporter-News
March 12, 2000

The Abilene Christian University Wildcats baseball team continued its torrid start to the season, improving to 19-2 on the year with a 13-3 and 14-2 doubleheader sweep of the Colorado School of Mines Saturday afternoon.

In the first game, ACU jumped out to an early lead and never let up, scoring three runs in each of the first two innings.

Wildcat left fielder Ryan Williams led the Wildcats, scoring two runs on two hits and knocking in two more runs.

He wasn't the lone offensive threat for the Wildcats, however. The Wildcats belted out 11 hits as a team. Williams, Jeremy Smith and Chris Stephens each had two hits in the opener.

Colorado School of Mines tried to stay close, but could only muster a single run in each of the first three innings before Wildcat pitcher Eric Coehlo shut down CSM's offense in the final four innings.

The Wildcats stayed hot in the second game, collecting 16 hits en route to their 14-2 victory. CSM (9-7) only mustered two hits in the game.

ACU's offense exploded in the second inning, scoring seven runs on five hits in the inning. ACU scored five more runs in the third inning, taking a commanding 12-1 lead and never looked back.

ACU's Smith and Josh Howard led the offense in the second game with three hits apiece. Matt Davidson, Williams, Blake Hughes and Justin Reese each finished with two hits in the game.

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