SERIES NOTES: WKU softball hits road to El Paso

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – WKU Softball and UTEP are slated for the first meeting between
the programs as the Hilltoppers head to El Paso, Texas, for a weekend series with
the Miners. Action from the Helen of Troy Softball Complex will commence Saturday
with a doubleheader at 4 p.m. CT and then wrap up on Sunday with the finale
scheduled for 1 p.m. CT.

Sat. – 4 p.m. CT | El Paso, Texas |
6 p.m. CT | El Paso, Texas |
Sun. – 1 p.m. CT | El Paso, Texas |

Tickets are $3 for kids and $5 for adults, while ‘Bark in the Park’ is the weekend

WKU enters the weekend series sitting at an even 20-20 on the 2017 campaign, which
includes a 4-8 mark in Conference USA matchups. UTEP also sports a 4-8 reading in
league play, along with a 10-26 overall record.

The lone common opponent between the two sides is C-USA rival, Middle Tennessee. WKU
opened league play against the Blue Raiders with a sweep in Murfreesboro while UTEP
took two games over MTSU March 18-19 in El Paso.

The Hilltopper squad continues to lead the conference in many offensive statistical
categories. At the plate, WKU has been hit by a pitch 60 times for the most free
bases by a team in the nation. Taylor Proctor and Brittany Vaughn have combined for
33 of those tallies, an amount that alone that tops all other teams in the
conference. The Red and White also lead the league in home runs with 32, already
surpassing the 2016 season total of 28. Behind the plate, WKU sits ranked ninth in
the country in runners thrown out attempting to steal with 16 denials. Finally, the
Hilltoppers rank 13th in the nation with 18 double plays turned on the season.

Following the weekend series the Hilltoppers have their first scheduled open week
before hosting Charlotte on April 14-15 at the WKU Softball Complex.

How to Follow the Hilltoppers: For complete information on WKU Softball, follow the
team on Twitter at @WKUSoftball, Instagram @WKU_Softball and Facebook @WKUSoftball.

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