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WKU Softball loses to Kentucky

Eli Randolph
Pitcher Katie Gardner (5) pitches during Western Kentucky University’s game against Southern Illinois University on Sunday, March 3, 2024.

WKU Softball fell 12-3 to the University of Kentucky on April 17 at the WKU Softball Complex.

This was the team’s third loss in a row. The Hilltoppers now have a record of 25-15-1.

WKU took the lead early. Freshman utility and pitcher Annie White singled to drive in fifth year senior Brylee Hage in.

To follow, fifth year infielder Sophie Weber walked which drove fifth year infielder TJ Webster in.

In the second, redshirt junior Cheyanne Sales singled up the middle to send Hage in for the third and last WKU run of the game.

The rest of the game belonged to UK. The Wildcats posted 12 runs and the Hilltoppers were unable to respond.

Fifth year pitcher Katie Gardner threw for three innings with four hits, five runs and two strikeouts. 

Freshman pitcher Rylan Smith pitched for one inning. She threw three hits, four runs and one strikeout.

Lastly, redshirt junior pitcher Kelsie Houchens walked away from her inning on the mound with three hits and three runs.

WKU Softball will compete against Middle Tennessee State University on April 19 at 6p.m. CST at the WKU Softball Complex.

Sports reporter Molly St. Clair can be reached at [email protected].

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