BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Fresh off of a series victory in El Paso last weekend, the WKU
softball team returns home to host Charlotte in a three-game weekend stand on The
Hill. The 49ers and Hilltoppers currently sit at fourth and fifth in the Conference
USA East Division entering the crucial series.
Weekend promotions include free admission to Friday’s doubleheader while Saturday’s
slate includes Big Red’s Rascal’s Day, Boys & Girls Club Day and an autograph
session following the game. Additionally, the first 100 fans in the stadium will
receive a ‘K’ sign.
WKU enters weekend play with an overall record of 22-21 and a 6-9 mark in Conference
USA contests. Charlotte has put together a 23-17 campaign coming into weekend play
and owns a 5-7 mark in league play.
In non-conference play, both sides have faced common opponents in Ohio and Bowling
Green. Charlotte fell to Ohio 6-3 while the Hilltoppers defeated the Bobcats 6-2.
Against the BGSU Falcons, Charlotte took both parts of the doubleheader while the
Red and White split.
Charlotte’s 5-7 C-USA record comes after opening league play with a series loss at
Louisiana Tech before getting swept by Marshall at home. The following two weeks,
the 49ers lost a series at Florida Atlantic before sweeping North Texas at home. As
the Hilltoppers faced the Miners in El Paso last weekend, Charlotte took its bye
The Hilltopper squad continues to lead the conference in many offensive statistical
categories. At the plate, WKU has been hit by a pitch 61 times for the most free
bases by a team in the nation. Taylor Proctor and Brittany Vaughn have combined for
34 of those tallies, an amount that alone that tops all other teams in the
conference. The Red and White also lead the league in home runs with 37, already
surpassing the 2016 season total of 28. Behind the plate, WKU sits ranked 10th in
the country in runners thrown out attempting to steal with 16 denials. Finally, the
Hilltoppers rank in the top 20 in the nation with 19 double plays turned on the
Following the weekend series, the Hilltoppers will head down the road to pay a visit
to Louisville for a mid-week tilt on Wednesday evening.
How to Follow the Hilltoppers: For complete information on WKU Softball, follow the team on Twitter at @WKUSoftball, Instagram @WKU_Softball and Facebook @WKUSoftball.