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WKU baseball collects third straight win at Lipscomb

Eli Randolph
Camden Ross (8) swings at the ball during WKU’s first home game series against Bradley University on Sunday, Feb. 18.

WKU Baseball picked up its third straight win on Feb. 20 in Nashville, TN in an 8-5 contest against Lipscomb University.

The win did not come easily to the Hilltoppers as head coach Marc Rardin expended 12 pitchers in the contest. No WKU pitcher lasted over one and two thirds innings in the contest.

Junior Mason Burns picked up the win in relief for WKU, pitching the final inning and a third, allowing no runs.

The Hilltoppers offense put together its best performance of the young season, scoring eight runs on nine hits.

Junior Blake Cavill led the way offensively with a huge performance. Cavill recorded three doubles and a walk on five trips to the plate.

WKU started the game on a strong note, scoring a run in each of the first three innings. 

Sophomore Camden Ross knocked in runs in the first and third innings on an RBI double and sac fly. The Hilltoppers also scored in the second on an RBI groundout.

Lipscomb responded with individual runs in the fourth and fifth on an RBI single and sac fly to cut the deficit to 3-2.

The Hilltoppers expanded the lead once again with runs on a sac fly and an RBI groundout in the sixth and seventh innings.

Lipscomb battled back in the bottom of the seventh tying the game at five in an obscure way. The Bisons scored on a wild pitch, a bases loaded HBP and a bases loaded walk in the inning.

WKU answered back with a three run top of the ninth to claim an 8-5 victory. The Hilltoppers scored on an RBI double, an RBI single and a wild pitch in the final inning.

The Hilltoppers will return home for a weekend series against Purdue Fort Wayne, beginning Feb. 23 at 3 p.m. CT.

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