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WKU Baseball advances in C-USA tournament

Eli Randolph
The WKU baseball team celebrates Brady Browning’s (15) home-run during Western Kentucky University’s games against University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee on Friday, March 8, 2024.

WKU Baseball avoided elimination in the Conference-USA tournament on May 23 with a 8-2 victory over New Mexico State University.

The Hilltoppers will face FIU on May 24 at 4 p.m. CT in an elimination game.


The Hilltoppers have dropped three out of four on the season against FIU, including a loss in the first round of the tournament

The Aggies jumped out to an early lead in the game with a run in the second on an RBI double.

WKU quickly bounced back with a fielder’s choice RBI in the third to tie it at one.

The Hilltopper offense then exploded for four runs in the sixth on a pair of two-RBI singles.

WKU then expanded its lead to 8-1 in the eighth on a throwing error and a two-RBI single.

NMSU attempted to mount a comeback effort in the ninth, but fell short, scoring only one run and falling to WKU 8-2.

The Hilltoppers had a successful day at the plate, recording 13 hits as five different players recorded two hits.


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