WKU softball sweeps Hilltopper Spring Fling


Marshall Canupp

Hilltoppers Softball’s junior infielder TJ Webster (3), makes a throw to first base to add another out to the scoreboard during their matchup with the Razorbacks of the University of Arkansas during their matchup on March 21st at the WKU Softball Complex.

Jake McMahon

WKU Softball hosted the Hilltopper Spring Fling at the WKU Softball Complex March 3-5. WKU won all four of their games in the weekend tournament.



Following a cancellation to Friday’s game due to the severe weather conditions, WKU opened up play with a 3-2 win against the Akron Zips Saturday afternoon. 

WKU started the scoring in the bottom of the third inning when senior Taylor Davis drove in junior Brylee Hage with a single through the middle of the infield. 

Davis widened the Hilltopper lead to three in the fifth with a two RBI double into left field. 

Akron loaded the bases in the top of the sixth, however WKU limited the damage allowing only one run in the frame making it 3-1.  

Akron inched closer in the final inning of the game as they cut their deficit to one. However, freshman pitcher Luna Curran closed the game out and earned her first career save as the Hilltoppers beat the Zips 3-2. 



WKU won their second game of the Saturday doubleheader with a dominant 9-0 victory against the Evansville Aces. 

WKU tallied most of their nine runs in the bottom of the first. Junior Kelsey Schmidt started the scoring with an RBI single to left. Sophomore Randi Drinnon brought in the second run of the inning with an RBI walk. 

Junior Kennedy Foote drove in the next two runs of the inning with a single up the middle, making it 4-0. Senior T.J. Webster also drove in a pair with a single of her own, 6-0. 

Freshman Kaytlan Kemp scored the seventh and final run of the first inning when she came across the plate on an E4. 

Senior Taylor Sanders brought in the last two runs of the game with a two RBI single in the third. WKU won the game in mercy rule fashion, 9-0. 

The win was number 500 in the career of head coach Amy Tudor. 



WKU began their Sunday double-header with a 5-0 win against Akron.

Following four scoreless innings, Kemp put the Hilltoppers on the board in the bottom of the fifth with an RBI triple. 

WKU opened the floodgates in the bottom of the sixth inning. Sanders drove in a run with an RBI single. Fifth year senior Faith Hegh brought in another run in the inning with a sac fly.

Sophomore Jessica Bush hit her first career home run with a two RBI bomb into left field to complete the four run sixth.

WKU defeated the Zips 5-0. 



WKU ended their weekend with an 8-1 win against the Austin Peay Governors.

For the first time in the weekend, WKU fell behind with an RBI single up the middle from Austin Peay. WKU responded in the bottom of the first when Hegh drove in a run with a single up the middle. 

WKU widened their lead in the fourth inning. Freshman Addy Edgmon drove in a run with a single up the middle. Kemp brought in the second run of the inning with a single into right making it 3-1. 

WKU put the Governors in a bigger hole with a five run fifth inning. Davis came across the plate on an error. Bush and Foote drove in a run each as they both hit RBI singles to make the score 6-1. 

Senior Brylee Hage capped off the five run inning with a two RBI single to left. WKU eventually defeated the Governors 8-1. 


WKU will look to continue their win streak in an in-state matchup against the Eastern Kentucky Colonels Wednesday, March 8 at Gertrude Hood Field in Richmond, Kentucky. 


Sports reporter Jake McMahon can be reached at [email protected] .