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WKU Baseball eliminated from C-USA tournament

Adin Parks

WKU Baseball’s season came to a close May 25 with a 7-5 loss to Dallas Baptist in the Conference-USA Tournament Semifinals.

The Hilltoppers advanced to the Semifinals with wins over New Mexico State and FIU.

WKU’s two losses in the double elimination tournament came against FIU and Dallas Baptist.

The Hilltoppers defeated FIU 8-5 Friday evening to advance to face DBU Saturday.

WKU’s overall record on the 2024 season concluded at 37-22.

Head Coach Marc Rardin has brought winning seasons to WKU in each of his first two seasons, going 33-26 last season and 37-22 this season.

Dallas Baptist ended the Hilltoppers run in the C-USA tournament in both seasons.

WKU took an early lead in the contest with an RBI single in the first.

DBU quickly responded with an RBI double and an RBI groundout in the second inning to take a 2-1 lead.

Junior Ethan Lizama responded with a two-run homer to give WKU a 3-2 lead in the fourth.

Dallas Baptist proceeded to score four unanswered runs with two in the fourth, one in the fifth and one in the sixth.

Both teams scored one in the eighth as WKU launched a solo homer, making it 7-4.

Lizama launched another homer in the ninth, but WKU’s comeback effort fell short as DBU claimed a 7-5 victory.

Lizama closed his impressive season with an incredible performance. Despite the loss, Lizama recorded three hits, two of which were home runs.


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