Giusti batted .550 (11-20) with two extra-base hits, seven RBI and four runs. Giusti recorded at least one hit in each game and tied a season high with four hits in the Wildcats' 12-8 win in game one vs. the Cardinals. One game earlier, he tied his season high with four RBI as the Wildcats coasted to a 10-4 victory over the Statesmen.
Ty Taylor, Abilene Christian University, JR, LHP, Cleburne, Texas recorded a pair of gutsy performances as ACU's starting pitcher in games this week vs. No. 1 Delta State and No. 24 Incarnate Word.
Taylor earned the game two start vs. the Statesmen, and despite allowing eight hits, he also struck out five and walked just one batter as the Wildcats cruised to a 10-4 win. Taylor tossed 5.2 innings, during which he escaped three jams with at least two runners on base. The only run charged to his record was an unearned run in the sixth that scored as a result of a passed ball. Taylor got off to a rough start against the Cardinals, but surrendered just three more hits after the second inning, which allowed his teammates to come back and tie UIW later in the game at 3-3. He also struck out a career and season high nine Cardinals in 6.0 innings pitched. Unfortunately, he did not receive the win as a result of a blown save attempt, but the Wildcats prevailed in the end, 5-4, in 10 innings.