BEVO BEAT Softball

Instant reaction: Texas 3, Abilene Christian 2

Posted February 26th, 2016

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The headline: Texas squeaks out win to improve  to 12-0

Where it went right: With two outs and runners on second and third base after a sac-bunt from Kelli Hanzel, Abilene Christian first baseman Casey May-Huff mishandled a ground ball from Devon Tunning to allow Christina Bardwell to cross home plate for the game-winning run. 

Play of the game:  Texas second baseman Stephanie Ceo made a diving catch on a line drive up the middle to save a run in the top of the sixth that would have given the Wildcats a 3-2 lead. 

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The starter: Sophomore Paige von Sprecken threw a complete game, giving up eight hits and two runs while striking out four batters.  Von Sprecken threw 124 pitches and faced 32 batters.

Top hitter:  Celina Felix went 1-for-3 with two RBIs on a single in the third inning. 

Key stat:  Abilene Christian left nine runners on base, five were left on base in scoring position. 

Up next: 3:30 p.m., Friday vs. Tulsa. 

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