BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – After notching its second-straight Conference USA series sweep
over the weekend, WKU Softball is headed to Lexington for a midweek matchup at No.
13 Kentucky. The Hilltoppers are 1-1 this season in midweek games, with a win most
recently at Eastern Kentucky and a loss at Lipscomb. WKU is on a seven-game win streak
and is 22-5 overall on the season. The Wildcats (21-10) will look
to end a three-game skid after suffering a weekend sweep by Mizzou.
The game begins at 5 p.m. central.
The Wildcats will host WKU at John Cropp Stadium, its ninth home game in its last 10
games. The Hilltoppers just finished a 12-game stretch on the road before hosting
Charlotte this past Saturday and Sunday. UK is 5-3 in home games this year while WKU
has posted a 5-2 mark in away tilts.
Kentucky will be entering the midweek looking to get back on track after going 0-3
on the weekend against Missouri at home. The Wildcats series against Missouri
snapped a 12-game win streak dating back to March 1. Kentucky is 21-10 overall and
6-3 in the Southeastern Conference.
Common opponents on the season between the sides include Saint Louis to this point.
Both the Hilltoppers and the Wildcats defeated the Billikens 10-0 in five innings.
WKU fill face Marshall on April 6 while Kentucky defeated The Herd 9-4 on March 20.
In the all-time series against Kentucky, the Wildcats lead 15-8, including an 8-4
mark in Lexington. Kentucky has won the last 10 matchups between the two programs.
Since 2000, WKU Softball has played 11 different SEC squads. The Hilltoppers have
gone 18-44 up against SEC opposition. Under Coach Tudor’s reign, the 2014-2019
squads have gone head to head with seven of the SEC programs, putting together a
record of 5-11. In 2014 the Red and White took down No. 2 Tennessee on the
Volunteers’ home turf; Tudor’s second game coaching for WKU against an SEC school.
Over the 2017 opening weekend, WKU Softball headed to Starkville, Miss,, and took
down the host Bulldogs in a 1-0 decision. WKU dropped decisions to No. 8 LSU and No.
18 Kentucky in 2018 along with No. 17 Auburn during its opening weekend of the 2019
Following Tuesday’s game in Lexington, the Hilltoppers will host C-USA opponent
Florida Atlantic in a doubleheader on Saturday and a single game on Sunday at the
WKU Softball Complex.