WKU Softball falls in three-game series against MTSU


Emilee Arnold

Junior infielder Kennedy Foote (21) hits the ball during the matchup between WKU and Akron at the WKU Softball Complex on Sunday, March 5, 2023. WKU won 5-0.

Camden Bush

WKU Softball visited the MTSU Blue Raiders in a three-game series April 14-16  in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The Hilltoppers dropped the series, losing two out of three games.

The Hilltoppers offense struggled throughout the series, putting up only six runs through three games.


Game 1

The Hilltoppers began the weekend Friday with a 4-3 win over the Blue Raiders.

MTSU jumped out to an early lead in the game with a two-RBI single in the first, to take a 2-0 lead. 

The teams then traded individual runs in the third on an RBI double by WKU and a steal of home by MTSU to make it 3-1.

WKU trimmed the deficit to 3-2 in the seventh with another RBI double by fifth year Faith Hegh.

The Hilltoppers claimed a victory with a two-RBI single in the seventh that made it 4-3. 

Hegh led the Hilltoppers offense in the contest with two hits, both of which were RBI doubles.


Game 2

MTSU evened up the series with a 4-2 victory over WKU in the second game of the series Saturday.

The Blue Raiders once again began the scoring with an RBI single in the bottom of the second, taking a 1-0 lead.

Both offenses were quiet until the fifth when MTSU expanded its lead to 4-0 with a two-RBI single and an error.

WKU cut into the deficit with a two-run homer in the sixth, but failed to add any more runs as MTSU claimed a 4-2 victory. 

Hegh once again led a quiet WKU offense with a two-run home run that produced the Hilltoppers only runs.


Game 3

The Blue Raiders claimed a series victory over WKU Sunday with a 1-0 victory.

MTSU got off to another quick start in the final game of the series with a triple followed by a WKU error that gave MTSU a 1-0 lead in the first inning.

Both pitchers dominated the rest of the contest as neither team scored again and MTSU claimed a 1-0 victory.

Despite the loss, redshirt sophomore pitcher Kelsie Houchens pitched well for WKU, going six innings and allowing only one run on six hits. 

The Hilltoppers will look to bounce back at home, April 19 against the Louisville Cardinals in a game that is set to begin at 6 p.m. CST. 


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