SB: Mavs, Collins down Abilene Christian

Meagan Michele homered and scored twice against ACU.

April 23, 2014

Final Stats

ARLINGTON, Texas – UT Arlington captured the season series against Abilene Christian with Wednesday night's 5-1 victory over the Wildcats at Allan Saxe Field.

The Mavericks improved to 20-26 overall and 2-1 against ACU this season. UTA also beat the Wildcats (18-25) earlier this month in Abilene and lost to ACU in Lubbock back in March.

UT Arlington starter Callie Collins (12-10) limited the Wildcats to five hits and nearly recorded her second complete-game shutout of the season. She escaped a bases-loaded jam in the sixth to keep the scoreless outing intact, but ACU scored in the seventh.

"Callie struggled a little bit today, but the makings of a good pitcher are being able to struggle and still finding a way to win," UT Arlington coach Kristie Fox said. "She did a really great job of that today."

The Mavericks jumped out early with three runs in the first. Rebecca Stokes and Nina Villanueva both ripped run-scoring doubles in the inning against ACU starter Emily Seidel.

"Our girls came out with good focus and good energy," Fox said. "They really made a statement in that first inning. Those runs early in the game were able to sustain us all the way through."

UTA took a 4-0 lead in the fifth on Kacey Everett's single to score Stokes, and added another run on Meagan Michele's solo home run in the sixth. The Mavericks finished with eight hits.

The Mavericks return to Sun Belt Conference action Saturday with a doubleheader against Louisiana with first pitch set for 1 p.m. at Allan Saxe Field. The three-game series ends Sunday with another 1 p.m. start.




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