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WKU baseball falls at home, 7-3, to Austin Peay

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — WKU Baseball put up three runs in the final three innings, but
fell to visiting Austin Peay by a score of 7-3 on Wednesday evening. After falling
behind by seven, the Hilltoppers scratched back to within four with two runs in the
seventh and one in the eighth.

Leading off the seventh, Hunter Wood lined a double to left field, then he was
driven in by a Chris Rogers double to the left-center field wall. Later in the
inning, pinch hitter Grayson Ivey drove in Rogers from third base with a ground ball
up the middle on a 3-2 pitch.

The next frame, Colie Currie led off with a towering triple off the center field
wall – his team-best fifth of the season – and he was driven in by a Steven Kraft
single two batters later. Of the seven Hilltoppers’ three-baggers this season, five
are off the bat of Currie and two are from Wood.

Bailey Sutton made his first-career start on The Hill, going three innings while
allowing two runs. He posted scoreless innings in the first and third, including
putting away three Governors via strikes in his final frame. He finished with 69
pitches.

After Michael Hicks and Brett Vansant combined for the next five, Ty Hogan made his
second mound appearance in four games. The catcher/reliever worked around two
baserunners for a scoreless outing, including strike three looking for the 27th
out.

Play of the Day
With Austin Peay’s Parker Phillips on second base in the second inning, Brett
Newburg hit a double off the right-center field wall. Played perfectly by Colie
Currie with the relay to second baseman Tyler Robertson, then to catcher Hunter
Wood, the Hilltoppers combined for an 8-4-2 out at the plate.

What’s Up Next
WKU hosts Conference USA opponent Rice for a three-game series at Nick Denes Field
from Friday, April 21 to Sunday, April 23. The Owls (13-25, 4-11) did not play a
midweek contest after their most recent league series vs. Southern Miss, where the
Golden Eagles took 2-of-3 from the hosts at Reckling Park in Houston.

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