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WKU Baseball picks up weekend series win at Sam Houston

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WKU infielder Blake Cavill (34) drops a warmup ball in between innings during the WKU game against the University of Louisville on Tuesday, April 9, 2024.

WKU Baseball picked up its third straight weekend series win April 12-14, taking two out of three contests over the Sam Houston Bearkats. 

The Hilltoppers picked up wins on Friday and Sunday but fell victim to a mercy-rule Saturday

WKU now sits at 25-12 on the season and 8-4 in conference play.

Game 1

WKU began the weekend with a 7-5 victory over the Bearkats.

The Hilltoppers jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the second inning and managed to hold a lead the entire game. WKU scored on a sac fly and a three-run homer in the second inning

WKU proceeded to add one in the third and two in the fourth on an RBI double followed by an RBI single and an RBI double.

Sam Houston responded with one in the sixth and four in the eighth, but fell short as WKU claimed a 7-5 victory.

Sophomore Jack Bennett picked up his fifth win of the season on the mound, going six innings and allowing only one run.

Game 2

Sam Houston mercy-ruled WKU 10-0 in seven innings Saturday.

Game two of the series was forgettable for the Hilltoppers as the team only managed to record one hit as opposed to the Bearkats 13.

Sam Houston scored one in the first, one in the second, three in the fourth, one in the sixth and four in the seventh.

Game 3

WKU closed out the weekend with a big win in the rubber match of the series Sunday 8-7.

Sam Houston jumped out to a quick lead in the final contest, scoring three in the first on an error and a two RBI double. 

The Hilltoppers tied it up in the third by scoring two on an error and one on an RBI single, making it 3-3.

WKU then took the lead with a solo homer in the fifth to make it 4-3.

The Hilltoppers proceeded to add to their lead in the sixth and seventh with a two RBI double and a two RBI single.

Sam Houston answered back with one run in both the seventh and eighth innings and two in the ninth, however their comeback effort fell short as WKU won 8-7.

Junior Joey Baran helped lead the Hilltoppers to victory with a two-for-two day and four RBIs.

WKU will head to Evansville, Indiana to take on Southern Indiana April 16 at 6 p.m. CT.

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