NASHVILLE, Tennessee – WKU Softball despatched eight batters to dwelling base on their maiden journey to dwelling base and scored three of their seven factors within the opening body earlier than profitable a midweek contest at Belmont, 7-2. Brylee Hage was a two-shot exit, two RBIs whereas Katie Gardner took the win with a 4.0 innings of no-hitting aid towards the Bruins.
“We got here out energetically and made the mandatory changes to win the sport,” stated the top coach Amy tudor. “We performed our recreation brief and dealt with the fundamentals properly. General an ideal workforce effort and an ideal response.”
WKU improves to 17-9 with the win whereas Belmont goes 11-21 this season. The Hilltoppers now have a 31-1 all-time sequence lead towards BU.
Earlier than the Hilltoppers took the sphere to play protection, they already had a 3-0 lead. Taylor davis and Hage every logged in for the primary inning base strokes whereas Paige carter, Princess Valence and Jordan ridge all acquired a free cross on the bottom.
Kelsey Aikey drew the beginning within the circle for the Hilltoppers and would work over 3.0 innings whereas knocking out six Bruins earlier than giving strategy to Gardner. Aikey’s six strikeouts take her to 546 in her profession and with 17 others, she’s going to take over because the Hilltoppers’ profession strikeout chief.
Gardner relieved Aikey within the backside of the fourth and labored the final 4 frames with out permitting successful or run for the Bruins. She additionally struck out 4 Belmont hitters.
After Belmont tackled his two scores down the third to attract one, WKU responded on their subsequent journey to plate with three extra factors. Webster began the beginning of the fourth with a march earlier than Carter, Davis and Sullivan every known as with hits to push the Tops result in 6-2.
Jordan ridge added the ultimate tally with a primary dwelling run within the begin of the seventh, connecting the second toss of the bat to carry the rating to 7-2.
Davis delivered two hits whereas scoring two runs, becoming a member of Hage with a multi-hit efficiency. Sullivan and Ridge every accomplished two runs for the Purple and White as properly.
The Hilltoppers at the moment are 2-1 midweek this season, additionally beating seventh Kentucky. WKU will shut its motion midweek subsequent Wednesday as Tennessee Tech involves city.
TIMETABLE TO COME
- Friday, April 23 – 6 p.m. CT vs. Charlotte | Bowling Inexperienced, Ky.
- Saturday, April 24 – 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. CT vs Charlotte | Bowling Inexperienced, Ky.
- Sunday, April 25 – 1 p.m. Ct vs. Charlotte | Bowling Inexperienced, Ky.
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