Lady Toppers take eight-game win streak to Troy

Kyle Williams

WKU (28-13, 12-3 Sun Belt Conference) swept its Wednesday doubleheader with Lipscomb to extend the Lady Topper win streak to eight games.

Junior pitcher Emily Rousseau and senior pitcher Mallorie Sulaski allowed a total of just seven hits and three runs in both games in Nashville, Tenn.

Senior outfielder Katrina Metoyer, senior catcher Karavin Dew and sophomore infielder Preslie Cruce all recorded home runs in game one as the Lady Toppers beat Lipscomb 8-2.

Cruce’s home run was her 10th of the season and fourth in the past four games.

Sophomore infielder Shawna Sadler recorded four hits, two runs, and a RBI in the contest.

The Lady Toppers posted eight hits and seven runs in the second game as WKU beat Lipscomb 7-1.

Junior infielder Amanda Thomas and junior infielder Olivia Watkins combined to score five of WKU’s seven runs.

Thomas also recorded her team-high 11th home run of the season in the game. WKU allotted four home runs during the doubleheader.

The Lady Toppers head to Alabama this weekend for a Sun Belt series with Troy (20-23, 7-7 SBC).

The series begins with a doubleheader at noon on Saturday and ends with a single game at noon on Sunday.  

The Lady Toppers trail No. 17 South Alabama (37-7, 13-3 SBC) by just a half-game in the Sun Belt standings.

WKU won two of three games in its series with then No. 25 South Alabama back in March.

The Lady Toppers are current ranked No. 34 in Division I RPI poll as of April 15.