Lady Topper home opener postponed again

Jonah Phillips

The Lady Topper softball team had intentions of having two home series under their belt by the end of the weekend, but due to weather, they will endure an unexpected two-week long hiatus.

WKU announced on Tuesday, that this upcoming weekend’s Holiday Inn Hilltopper Classic had been cancelled following last weekend’s cancellation of the Holiday Inn Hilltopper Spring Fling. 

Mother Nature is to blame for both event cancelations that would have seen the Lady Toppers pitted against Bowling Green, Indiana State, Cleveland State, Butler and Northern Kentucky this upcoming weekend and games against Saint Louis, Eastern Illinois, Ohio, Saint Louis and IUPUI last week. 

The Lady Toppers have been led by the pitching of senior transfer Miranda Kramer. In her first competitive weekend and second competitive game for the program, Kramer threw WKU’s eighth no-hitter in school history. Her earned run average sits at 1.40 while the team’s is 3.17 on the season. 

Larissa Franklin has spearheaded the Lady Topper presence at bat. She leads the Lady Toppers in hits with 15 and batting average at .469. The team’s average is .318

WKU’s next game and first home showcase is now scheduled for March 7 to 8 with matches against Louisiana Tech. The match ups will also serve as the team’s inaugural Conference USA contest.