Toppers take two of three vs. ULL

Lucas Aulbach

The Toppers protected their spot at the top of the Sun Belt Conference over the weekend, winning two games in a three-game series at home against Louisiana-Lafayette.

The wins were important for WKU (16-12, 7-2 SBC) in keeping hold on the conference lead. The Toppers are currently tied with Florida Atlantic for the No. 1 spot in the Sun Belt.

Senior infielder Ryan Huck said while the Toppers weren’t able to accomplish all their goals, he feels good about finishing the weekend with a couple more wins.

“The goal of every weekend is to go out and get two wins, win the series and hopefully get the sweep,” he said. “We didn’t get the sweep this weekend but I think we played well and we’re going to continue to keep going from there.”

Huck is a big reason the Toppers have been playing so well as of late. The senior leads the Sun Belt with nine home runs this season, including one in the second game of Saturday’s double-header against the Ragin’ Cajuns.

Coach Matt Myers said Huck has been putting up some stats on offense that wouldn’t look out of place in a video game.

“He looks like a player you’d get in a Nintendo game right now,” Myers said.

WKU will try to keep the wins coming this week with a home game against Austin Peay tomorrow at 6 p.m. The Toppers will travel to Jonesboro, Ark., this weekend for a three-game series against Arkansas State.