WKU Baseball falls to Evansville


Arthur H. Trickett-Wile

WKU junior pitcher Lane Diuguid (41) throws to sophomore Ty Batusich (44) at first base to check a runner during the second round of a double-header against the NIU Huskies Saturday, March. 4, 2023 at Nick Denes Field. WKU won the second match 7-5.

Camden Bush

WKU Baseball dropped a high-scoring 10-8 contest to the Evansville Aces Tuesday, April 18 in Evansville, Indiana. 

WKU’s pitching staff had a brutal day as the Hilltoppers were forced to use ten pitchers in the contest. No pitcher lasted longer than two innings for WKU against the Aces.

Despite the loss, the Hilltoppers offense produced throughout the contest, tallying eight runs on nine hits. Graduate Drew Reckart led the offense with two hits and two RBIs. 

The game got off to a quick start as WKU jumped out to an early lead in the top of the second. The Hilltoppers claimed a 2-0 advantage on an RBI single and a throwing error by the Aces.

Evansville answered right back in the bottom of the second with a huge inning in which they scored five runs with two outs. The runs came on two RBI singles and a three-RBI triple, making it 5-2.

The Aces added to their lead in the third with an RBI double, followed by an RBI single that made it 7-2.

Evansville expanded their lead further with a two-run homer in the fifth and an RBI single in the sixth to make the game 10-2.

WKU responded with three runs of their own in the seventh on an RBI single, followed by a two-RBI single to cut the deficit to 10-5.

The Hilltoppers continued their comeback effort in the eighth with three more runs on a two-RBI triple and a sac fly RBI, making it 10-8. 

The comeback effort fell short; however, WKU failed to score in the ninth and Evansville claimed a 10-8 victory.

The Hilltoppers will look to bounce back at home with a three-game series against Florida Atlantic University at Nick Denes Field April 21-23. 


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