WKU holds opponents scoreless in Nashville

Hunter Frint

The Lady Topper softball team dished out two commanding sweeps over Akron and Dayton in Nashville this weekend. 

Against Akron, WKU dominated in a 14-0 win to channel the five-inning run rule and end the contest early. Later that day, the Lady Tops kept that momentum going to hold Dayton scoreless in a 3-0 victory. 

Senior pitcher Miranda Kramer allowed only three hits and threw two shut outs this past Saturday. She pitched the entirety of both games for a total of 12 innings and struck out 24 batters.

“I thought that our hitting was just on par — for the most part — for the entire team,” said second-year Head Coach Amy Tudor. “I thought Miranda did a great job on the mound.” 

Kramer gave only one hit to Dayton and also pitched 12 strikeouts. She now has 39 double-digit strikeout games on her career, and six in eight appearances for WKU. 

The softball team had to practice indoors in preparation for the contests because of recent winter weather that has affected the region. Tudor says that it was difficult to practice to the team’s full ability indoors.

“I was just proud of our overall effort of hitting after being indoors for the past two weeks,” Tudor said.  

On Saturday, March 7, the Lady Toppers will start a three-game opening series at the WKU Softball Complex against Louisiana Tech. It will also be the Lady Topper’s inaugural Conference USA contest.