WKU Softball loses to Lipscomb


Allie Schallert

The WKU softball team gathers together before the start of the game against the University of Akron at the WKU Softball Complex on March 5, 2023. WKU won 5-0.

Camden Bush

WKU Softball dropped a tight 5-4 contest to the Lipscomb Bison Wednesday, April 12 in Nashville, Tennessee.

The loss brings WKU’s season record to 22-15 and marks the team’s fifth loss in their last six games.

Senior pitcher Katie Gardner picked up her 10th loss of the season despite a solid performance. Gardner pitched 6.2 innings and allowed three earned runs, while striking out six.

Fifth year Faith Hegh led the Hilltoppers offensively again with two hits. Hegh’s two hits brought her season batting average up to .405.

The Hilltoppers got off to a quick start in Nashville, scoring two runs in the top of the first on an RBI single and a steal of home. The runs gave WKU an early 2-0 lead.

Lipscomb quickly responded with a run of its own in the bottom of the second with an RBI double to make it 2-1.

Both offenses proceeded to fall silent until a very eventful sixth inning. 

WKU began the sixth inning with runs on an RBI single and a sacrifice fly to make it 4-1. The Bison quickly responded however in the bottom of the inning with two of their own on an error and a bases loaded walk, making the game 4-3.

Lipscomb tied the game in the seventh on another bases loaded walk, then proceeded to walk it off with an RBI single, giving the Bison a 5-4 victory.

The Hilltoppers will attempt to bounce back from the loss this weekend when they face MTSU in Murfreesboro, Tennessee April 14-16. 


Sports reporter Camden Bush can be reached at [email protected].