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WKU Baseball claims fifth straight series victory

Adin Parks

WKU Baseball picked up its fifth straight weekend series win, April 26-28, taking two out of three contests against rival MTSU.

MTSU defeated the Hilltoppers in the first game of the series, but WKU came out on top of the final two contests of the weekend. 

WKU now sits at 31-14 on the season and 13-5 in conference play. They sit just behind 11-4 Louisiana Tech in the C-USA standings.

Game 1

The Blue Raiders defeated WKU 16-9 Friday, in the first game of the series.

Scoring started early in the contest and went on through all nine innings. 

WKU managed to put up five runs in the first two innings with two in the first and three in the second. However, MTSU scored four in the first and six in the second to grab a 10-5 lead, through two.

The Hilltoppers attempted to fight back with two runs in the fourth on an RBI double and fielder’s choice and two in the fifth on two bases loaded walks.

MTSU responded with four runs in the sixth and two in the eighth to claim a 16-9 win.

Despite the loss, junior Austin Haller had a productive day at the plate with three hits and two runs scored.

Game 2

The Hilltoppers claimed a close victory Saturday in a 4-3 contest.

MTSU jumped out to a quick lead in the game with a two run and solo homer in the first to make it 3-0.

WKU responded with an RBI single in the third, followed by a solo homer and RBI double in the fifth tying it at three.

Sophomore Camden Ross then knocked in the game-winning run with an RBI double in the ninth, giving WKU a 4-3 victory.

Ross had a very productive day as he recorded two RBI doubles and scored a run.

Game 3

WKU claimed another series win Sunday with a 8-4 victory.

MTSU jumped out to another first inning lead with a solo homer, but WKU responded with a two-run homer in the second.

The Blue Raiders tied it in the third with a solo homer, before WKU took a 5-2 lead in the fourth with an RBI single and a two-RBI single.

MTSU cut the deficit with individual runs in the fifth and sixth before WKU scored individual runs in the seventh and eighth to claim a 7-4 victory.

Junior Blake Cavill had a strong outing in the contest, recording two hits and scoring twice.

WKU will head to Asheville, North Carolina to take on UNC Asheville May 3-5.

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