BEAUMONT, TX – In arguably the most thrilling contest on the opening day of the 2017 NISC, Abilene Christian edged UT Arlington, 5-4, in the Lamar Regional.
Holly Neese provided the game-tying home run in the seventh inning to send the contest into extra-innings. Neese again would record an RBI in ninth, adding insurance to Peyton Hedrick’s game-winning triple for the Wildcats.
The Mavericks nearly extended the game further after a lead-off home run from Mallory Foster. Foster accounted for two walks and two of UT Arlington’s four runs.
Abilene Christian will play again Wednesday at 3 p.m. CT as they await the winner of host school Lamar and Louisiana-Monroe who are set to pay at 7 p.m. CT. The loser will drop down to face UT Arlington Wednesday at 12 p.m. CT.