Baseball returns to the Hill for limited fall ball schedule

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The WKU Hilltoppers baseball team embrace one another before their game against Marshall College on April 11, 2021 at Nick Denes Field where WKU won 8-1.

Drew Toennies, Sports reporter

The WKU Baseball program and head coach John Pawlowski announced the program’s upcoming exhibition schedule for the fall  season on Monday afternoon.

The Hilltoppers are scheduled to compete against just two opponents during the limited run, Austin Peay and Evansville. WKU will face the Governors at home before playing the Aces on the road. WKU’s game against Austin Peay will be free for the public to attend.

WKU will open the fall season on Saturday, Oct. 2 at 1 p.m. CT against Austin Peay at Nick Denes Field. The game will be 15 innings in length instead of the standard 9 to provide both teams the opportunity to utilize their full rosters during the competition.

The Hilltoppers will conclude their brief slate of fall play with an 11 a.m. CT road game against Evansville on Saturday, Oct. 9.

Sports reporter Drew Toennies can be reached at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @drew_toennies.