WKU expects to open first home series this weekend

Hunter Frint

WKU’s softball team will play three home-opening games against Louisiana Tech this weekend, weather permitting. This three-game series will be the first for the Lady Toppers in the Conference USA.

This past weekend, WKU won two shutouts against Akron and Dayton. The games were played in and were alternative games to those that were originally scheduled.

The games were not canceled, Coach Amy Tudor said that they just found a different tournament to play in.

So far this season, the weather has been a challenge to the softball team. The series of games this weekend have been rescheduled from Saturday, March 7 to Sunday and Monday, March 8 and 9, due to the incoming winter weather advisory.

“Going almost two weeks without games has been tough,” said outfielder Shawna Sadler, “but I expect us to come out, hit the ball like we can and win the game.”

They have been forced to practice at the indoor hitting facility, but despite this they have managed to keep up their spirits and pull out strong performances.

“Our expectations stay the same. They’ve kept a good attitude about it, and we expect to win,” Tudor said.

For those that cannot make it to the home games, due to weather or other impediments, the games will be broadcast on wkusports.tv.