Lady Toppers extend win streak to 11 in Troy sweep

Kyle Williams

The Lady Toppers added to their record-setting streak in a sweep over Troy on the road this weekend.

It was the third Sun Belt Conference sweep od the season for WKU (31-13, 15-3 Sun Belt Conference).

The Lady Toppers extend their current win streak to 11 games with the sweep, the most all-time at WKU.

The Lady Toppers used nine runs on nine hits to take the first game of the Saturday doubleheader 9-1.

Junior pitcher Emily Rousseau (18-5) started in the circle for WKU and gave up just four hits to Troy (20-26, 7-10 SBC) while striking out 10.

Sophomore infielder Shawn Sadler scored freshman outfielder Bethany Oglesby in the fourth inning to put WKU on the board before Troy quickly tied it in the bottom of the frame.

The Lady Toppers tacked on eight runs on four hits in the sixth inning as they beat Troy 9-1.

Junior infielder Olivia Watkins went three-for-four in the contest. Sadler and senior infielder Ciara Garcia each posted two RBIs.

Senior pitcher Mallorie Sulaski (9-6) earned the shutout in game two of the doubleheader as WKU beat Troy 3-0. Sulaski gave up just three hits while striking out five.

Garcia scored Watkins in the third inning to put WKU on the board first yet again.

Garcia recorded another RBI in the fifth inning as she scored sophomore infielder Preslie Cruce on a sacrifice fly.

The Lady Toppers added another run in the sixth inning as they went on to win 3-0.

WKU completed the sweep on Sunday with a nail-biting 3-2 victory.

Rousseau earned the win after allowing no earned runs and striking seven batters.

Sulaski brought in the first two runs in the fourth inning after junior infielder Amanda Thomas and junior outfielder Kelsie Mattox recorded base hits.

With the scored knotted at two in the sixth, Thomas blasted a solo home run to give WKU the 3-2 victory. Thomas has 12 home runs on the season.

The Lady Toppers travel to No. 11 Missouri this Wednesday for a doubleheader in Columbia, Mo.