BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – After a 4-1 start to the season from Gulf Shores, Ala., WKU
Softball will open its home slate as the Hilltoppers welcome Western Illinois to The
Hill for a three-game series. The Red and White will look to add to the program’s
12-7 all-time record in home openers. Under head coach Amy Tudor, the squad is 4-1
in its first game of the season from the WKU Softball Complex and has won six of the
last seven home openers.
Saturday, Feb. 16 – Western Illinois – WKU Softball Complex – 1 p.m. CT
Saturday, Feb. 16 – Western Illinois – WKU Softball Complex – 3 p.m. CT
Sunday, Feb. 17 – Western Illinois – WKU Softball Complex – 1 p.m. CT
TICKETS & PARKING
Admission to Saturday’s doubleheader against the Leathernecks will be free while
tickets can be purchased for $5 each for Sunday’s series finale. Flexible season
ticket packages are available for $35 for 24 vouchers and can be used for all
regular-season games including next weekend’s Hilltopper Class. Spectator parking
will be available in the Creason lot (not PS3).
The first 250 fans through the gates of the WKU Softball Complex this season can
pick up a free 2019 WKU Softball schedule magnet. Both of Saturday’s game will have
free admission. This Sunday, and every Sunday this season, will be Sunday Funday,
featuring free admission for all kids 12 and under and there will be a $5 kid’s meal
offered at the concession stand. Sundays will also double as Faith & Family Day all
year as fans can receive free admission by bringing their church bulletin to the
SCOUTING WESTERN ILLINOIS
WKU’s weekend opposition, Western Illinois, kicked off its 2019 campaign with a 3-2
showing at the Total Control Sports Invitational in Rosemont, Ill. WIU picked up a
pair of wins over IUPUI and was victorious over Butler while suffering losses to
Green Bay and UMKC. The Leathernecks have scored first in all five of their outings
this season, a streak the Red and White will look to put a halt to.
In all-time series, WKU owns a 5-0 advantage over the Leathernecks. Four of the five
meetings have taken place in Bowling Green. Western Illinois’ last visit to The Hill
was in 2017 when the Hilltoppers claimed a 4-1 victory.