Mustangs Split Senior-Day Doubleheader

Hennan, Mustangs Shut Down ACU in Game 1

Midwestern State freshman Brenna Hennan dazzled Abilene Christian for her second shutout of the season to lead the Mustangs to a 7-0 win here in Game 1 Saturday afternoon.
 
The Burkburnett product weaved a six-hitter to extend her home shutout streak to 14 innings, which includes a 2-0 shutout of Cameron on April 10. Hennan improved to 6-10 on the season.
 
The Mustangs took control of the game on consecutive run-scoring singles by Mallory Mooney and Christina Roosmalen in the top of the first to take a 2-0 lead.
 
The tacked on single runs in the second, third and fifth innings before Mooney laced a 2-run single up the middle push the lead to 7-0.
 
Hennan fanned three batters while stranding two ACU runners in four different innings with the help of errorless play in the field.
 
Roosmalen paced the Mustangs' 11-hit attack by going 3-for-4 with an RBI while Mooney was 2-for-4 with three RBIs to run her MSU career-leading total to 181.
 
Madison Buckley accounted for three of the six hits for the Wildcats, who fell to 28-15 and 14-11.
 
ACU starter Caitlyn Crain took the loss to fall to 13-6 allowing four runs - three earned - on six hits in 2 2/3 innings.
 
Midwestern improved to 25-23 on the season and to 15-11 in league play.

Mustangs Drop Finale, To Open LSC Tourney vs TSU

Midwestern State closed out the regular season with an 8-3 loss to Abilene Christian Saturday afternoon in Lone Star Conference play at Mustangs Park.
 
MSU (25-24) will head into the LSC Postseason Tournament as the No. 6 seed and will open with Tarleton State Friday at Pioneer Field in Denton. First pitch is set for 11:30 a.m.
 
The winner advances to face the Texas Woman's/Incarnate Word victor Saturday at noon with the championship game of the single elimination bracket following that evening at 6 p.m.
 
Abilene Christian (29-15) chased MSU starter Lindsi Glenn with six runs in the second inning highlighted by a two-run blast by Brianna Fowlkes as the Wildcats strung together six straight hits while sending 11 hitters to the plate into take a 6-1 lead.
 
Glenn would take the loss to fall to 19-13 allowing six runs on nine hits in the two innings before giving way to Brenna Hennan, who allowed two runs on five hits in five innings of relief.
 
The Mustangs had jumped out to a 1-0 lead on Mallory Mooney's RBI single in the first inning for their only lead of the contest.
 
ACU added single runs in the fourth and fifth innings before MSU plated an unearned in the sixth.
 
Sophomore catcher Kim Jerrick led off the seventh with a drive over the left-field fence for her ninth home run of the season.
 
Jerrick paced the Mustangs' 12-hit attack by going 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI while Elena Bennett, Christina Roosmalen and Kelley Schaefer added two hits each.
 
Madison Buckley and Lyndi Smith had three hits each to lead the Wildcats, while Shelby Hall improved to 5-2 in the circle allowing three runs - two earned - while scattering 12 hits.