LOUISVILLE, Ky. – For the first time since the preseason of the 2016 campaign, WKU
Softball has received votes in the latest USA Today/NCFA DI Top 25 Coaches Poll. The
Hilltoppers are one of 12 teams receiving votes in the Tuesday poll and the only
Conference USA representative listed.
In the first six weeks of the season, WKU has put together a 17-9 record overall and
picked up a conference series victory at Southern Miss over the weekend before
taking on No. 8 LSU and South Alabama most recently.
The Hilltopper offense has been a force to be reckoned with this season as the team
owns a collective batting average of .305 while leading Conference USA in runs
(146), doubles (47), triples (10), RBI (126), total bases (322), slugging percentage
(.475), walks drawn (95) and on base percentage (.396). WKU’s 1.81 doubles per game
ranks fifth in the nation.
WKU will resume its conference slate this weekend as Middle Tennessee is headed to
The Hill for a three-game series. The Red and White will play a doubleheader on
Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. CT, while the Sunday finale will commence again at 1