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SERIES NOTES: WKU softball opens at Marshall today

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Following a mid-week non-conference doubleheader, WKU Softball is switching gears back to Conference USA action with a three-game series at Marshall on the docket for the weekend. Play will open in Huntington, West Virginia, on Saturday with games starting at noon and 2 p.m. CT at the Dot Hicks Field. An 11 a.m. CT game on Sunday will close the series.

WEEKEND SCHEDULE
Sat. – Noon CT at Marshall | Livestats | C-USA.tv | Radio
2 p.m. CT at Marshall | Livestats | C-USA.tv | Radio
Sun. – 11 a.m. at Marshall | Livestats | C-USA.tv | Radio

WKU enters the weekend contests with an 18-15 record overall with a 3-3 mark in league play. Marshall has put together a 21-4 campaign leading up to the weekend and owns a 6-0 record in C-USA action. The Thundering Herd has taken down UTSA and Charlotte in Conference USA matchups while WKU swept Middle Tennessee and fell to Florida Atlantic entering the weekend.

Both sides have faced off against common opponents including Lipscomb and Miami (OH), with Marshall taking down Lipscomb twice and the Redhawks once. The Hilltoppers’ first walk-off win of the year came against Miami (OH) back in February.

In the all-time series, the Hilltoppers own a slim 5-4 advantage over Marshall, which includes a 3-3 mark under head coach Amy Tudor. WKU is 2-3 when playing in Huntington all time. Marshall owns the most recent decision which took place in Bowling Green last season.

The Hilltoppers continue to lead the league in several statistical categories. Offensively, WKU has racked up a league-leading 30 home runs on the year, already two more than the 2016 campaign. The Red and White have also been hit by a pitcher 50 times for the most free bases by a team in the conference. Behind the plate, the Red and White have gunned down a league-best 14 runners attempting to steal.

Following the weekend series, WKU will play a lone mid-week non-conference tilt when Murray State comes to The Hill on Wednesday, March 29.

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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