BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Back on The Hill for a Conference USA series, WKU Softball will
host weekend visitor Marshall for a three-game series. First pitch of weekend action
is slated for 1 p.m. CT on Saturday with the day’s second game to follow. Game three
is slated for a noon start on Sunday.
Saturday will double as the team’s annual “Bark in the Park” event and fans are
welcome to bring their dogs to the WKU Softball Complex. WKU Athletics will also be
giving away phone wallets to the first 100 fans at Saturday’s doubleheader.
Marshall enters weekend play with a record of 22-22-1 and a 10-7-1 reading in C-USA
play. The Thundering Herd is 5-10-1 in away tilts this season while the Hilltoppers
sit at 13-8 in home games this year.
In the all-time series, Marshall owns an 8-5 advantage which the Red and White will
look to even up this weekend. Last time the sides crossed paths was the 2017 C-USA
Tournament when Marshall claimed a slim 2-0 victory to give the Hilltoppers their
first of two losses in the outing.
Common opponents for the weekend foes include Tennessee Tech, UAB, Southern Miss and
Charlotte. Marshall claimed a 10-4 win over Tennessee Tech opening weekend, before
taking a 1-1-1 weekend at UAB to open league play. After that, Marshall swept
Southern Miss before claiming 2-of-3 tilts over Charlotte.
At the plate, the Thundering Herd has posted a collective .281 batting average with
333 hits – 85 for extra bases – to go along with a .390 slugging rate. Marshall owns
a league-high 105 stolen bases on the weekend. In the circle, the Herd’s pitching
staff owns a 3.50 ERA with 171 strikeouts while holding opposing batters to a .271
Following weekend play, WKU will head to Boca Raton, Fla., for another crucial
conference series at Florida Atlantic.