BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - The Western Kentucky University baseball team will close its current nine-game homestand Tuesday with a matchup against nationally-ranked Louisville. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Bowling Green Ballpark in downtown Bowling Green.
The Hilltoppers (18-26) are 3-0 over the last two years at Bowling Green Ballpark. The offense has totaled 50 runs on 53 hits, including 22 extra-base hits. Last March against Louisville, WKU tallied three triples, two doubles and two home runs while against UK they picked up two doubles, two triples and a pair of home runs.
Louisville (31-13) picked up a 9-2 victory over WKU when the teams met at Jim Patterson Stadium in Louisville, Ky. earlier this season on April 3. The Cardinals are ranked No. 18 by NCBWA, No. 19 by USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll and No. 22 by Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball in polls released Monday.
WKU is coming off a series loss at home to Louisiana-Monroe and is tied for sixth in the league heading into this weekend's road series against Florida Atlantic in Boca Raton, Fla.