Toppers fall short despite Kevin Elder’s career day

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — WKU Baseball got seven innings of one-run relief from Kevin
Elder, but an early deficit was too much to overcome as Florida Atlantic took the
middle game of the weekend series, 5-3. Colie Currie and Wyatt Featherston hit their
fifth homeruns of the seasons, both solo shots, Saturday afternoon.

The Owls scored four in the first three innings on seven hits to take a 4-0 lead.
But Elder came in and held the visitors to five baserunners the rest of the way,
with a solo homerun in the seventh as the only damage on the scoreboard.

With seven full innings on 94 pitches, Elder set career-highs in both. He struck out
four and walked none, lowering his season earned run average from 4.09 to 3.71.

Featherston’s homerun hit off the speed pitch sign over the right-field fence in the
third frame, while Currie’s went to the left of the same fixture in the eighth. The
third Hilltoppers’ run came in-between, when Bryson Smith scored Kevin Lambert from
third base on a sacrifice fly.

Topper Note
In addition to their long balls, Colie Currie and Wyatt Featherston also had base
hits to notch multi-hit games for the Hilltoppers. For the center fielder, it was
his 17th in 50 starts, while the freshman notched his third of the year.

What’s Up Next
The rubber match of the series takes place Sunday, May 14 at 12 noon. Senior
recognition ceremonies will begin at approximately 11:25 a.m. for WKU’s Class of
2017. FAU sends lefty Jake Miednik to the mound, while the Hilltopper starter
remains TBA at this time.

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