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WKU Baseball picks up fourth straight series victory

Adin Parks
WKU infielder Blake Cavill (34) points to the sky in celebration of an RBI during a game against the University of Louisville on Tuesday, April 9, 2024.

WKU Baseball picked up its fourth straight weekend series win, April 19-21, with a three-game sweep over the Liberty Flames at Nick Denes Field. 

The series sweep comes as the Hilltoppers second series sweep of the 2024 season. 

WKU has now won five straight contests and sits at 29-12 on the season and 11-4 in conference play.

The Hilltoppers now stand alone in first place in the C-USA standings with under a month remaining in the season.

Junior Ethan Lizama had another huge series for WKU, recording six hits and eight RBIs across the three games. 

Game 1

WKU claimed a 6-4 victory in the first game of the series Friday.

Each team launched a two-run homer in the first inning of the contest, making it 2-2.

The Hilltoppers took the lead in the fourth inning with a three-run homer to make it 5-2.

The Flames then cut the deficit to one with a solo homer and sac fly in the seventh before WKU brought the lead back up to two with a run in the bottom of the inning, leading WKU to a 6-4 victory.

Game 2

The Hilltoppers claimed another victory in a back-and-forth 10-7 contest Saturday.

WKU jumped out to another quick lead with two runs in the first and two runs in the second on an RBI double and sac fly followed by a fielder’s choice RBI and bases loaded walk. 

Liberty responded by scoring the next six runs in the contest with two runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings to make it 6-4.

WKU responded with individual runs in the fifth and sixth innings on RBI singles, followed by three runs in the seventh to make it 9-6.

Each team scored once more in the eighth as WKU claimed a 10-7 win.

Lizama had a big day at the plate in the contest, recording two hits and three RBIs.

Game 3

WKU closed out the sweep with a tight 5-4 victory on Sunday.

The Hilltoppers scored two in the first for the third straight game on a two-run homer by Lizama. 

Liberty responded with four straight runs on a third inning RBI single and a fifth inning two-run homer and solo homer.

Lizama answered back with his second homer two-run of the day in the bottom of the fifth, tying it at 4-4.

Senior Jaylin Rae then launched what proved to be the game winning solo homer in the sixth inning, giving WKU a 5-4 win.

WKU will head to Louisville to take on the Louisville Cardinals April 23 at 5 p.m. CT.

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