Hilltoppers Go for Season Sweep of Nationally-Ranked Louisville Tuesday on the Road

By: Kyle Allen, WKU Athletic Media Relations
By: Kyle Allen, WKU Athletic Media Relations

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - The WKU baseball team will look to finish off a perfect sweep of its in-state rivals as the Hilltoppers travel to Louisville, Ky., on Tuesday to face the Louisville Cardinals, after already going a perfect 2-0 against Kentucky. WKU will be attempting to go a perfect 4-0 against Louisville and Kentucky for just the second time in school history, last accomplishing that feat back in 1996.

WKU finished off the season sweep of Kentucky on April 23 at Bowling Green Ballpark, winning a thriller in 18 innings, 3-2. The Hilltoppers won in Lexington 6-3 before winning over Louisville on April 9 at Bowling Green Ballpark on a walk-off single from Regan Flaherty in the ninth inning.

The Hilltoppers will be looking for their first win over Louisville on the road since 2006, dropping six-straight to the Cardinals in Louisville. WKU has won two-straight over the Cardinals overall, and a win on Tuesday would give the Hilltoppers their first three-game winning streak over Louisville since winning five in a row from 1996-98.

WKU (22-22, 11-10) dropped three games over the weekend to UALR in conference play, after picking a win over nationally-ranked Kentucky on Tuesday. The win over the Wildcats gave the Hilltoppers 11 wins over teams with an RPI in the top 60, including four wins over teams in the top 30.

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