Tops Host Belmont for Wednesday Midweek Game

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – WKU Softball closes its four-game homestand with a Wednesday midweek tilt against the visiting Belmont Bruins. The Hilltoppers enter their second midweek game with a 25-7 record after sweeping FIU on The Hill over the weekend.

Wednesday’s 6 pm game will be streamed on Behind the Mic (BTM) on Facebook Live.

Following the weekend sweep, fifth-year pitcher Shelby Nunn earned her second Conference USA Pitcher of the Week accolade of the last three weeks. Nunn’s awards mark two of WKU’s five honors this season as Bailey Curry, Taylor Sanders and Brylee Hage have all been tabbed C-USA Player of the Week.

WKU leads the all-time series against Belmont 31-1 after claiming last season’s matchup in Nashville, 7-2. The Tops are 20-1 vs. the Bruins when playing in Bowling Green.

Belmont enters Wednesday’s game with an 18-9 overall record and 9-2 mark in the Ohio Valley Conference. The Bruins are coming off a series loss to UT Martin, dropping a pair of one-run decisions while claiming a third.

Former Hilltopper Shannon Plese – a 2019 WKU graduate – is now an assistant coach with Belmont Softball. Plese is in her first season in Music City after two years as a graduate assistant at West Georgia. A fifth-year transfer to The Hill, Plesse patrolled the outfield for WKU and was tabbed a Second Team All-Conference selection.

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE

WKU (25-7) vs. Belmont (18-9)
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 | 6 pm CT
WKU Softball Complex | Bowling Green, Ky.
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WKU at UAB
Friday, April 8, 2022 | 6 pm CT
Mary Bowers Field | Birmingham, Ala.
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WKU at UAB
Saturday, April 9, 2022 | 1 pm CT
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WKU at UAB
Sunday, April 10, 2022 | 1 pm CT
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TOP STORYLINES

  • WKU leads the all-time series against Belmont 31-1 after claiming last season’s matchup in Nashville, 7-2. The Tops are 20-1 vs. the Bruins when playing in Bowling Green.
  • After last weekend’s results, WKU head coach Amy Tudor is now 476-370-2 in her career. Since coming to The Hill ahead of the 2014 campaign, Tudor boasts an overall record of 259-165-1.
  • Hilltopper fans will be able to watch all remaining home games this season for free on Facebook Live. New this year, Hilltopper Sports Properties (HSP) has added the ability for a secondary stream called “Behind The Mic”, allowing for simultaneous softball games to be streamed. The full slate of home games available to stream on Facebook Watch can be found HERE.
  • WKU has seen three athletes earn Conference USA Player of the Week honors in five weeks of the award being distributed this season. Bailey Curry, Taylor Sanders and Brylee Hage have all been honored with the accolade this season.
  • Shelby Nunn earned her second Conference USA Pitcher of the Week accolade of the last three weeks.
  • Shelby Nunn was named WKU’s second-ever Preseason Pitcher of the Year, which is the first in the Conference USA era. Adrienne Lathrop was the Sun Belt Conference Preseason Pitcher of the year ahead of the 2008 campaign.

How to Follow Hilltopper Softball: For complete information on WKU Softball, follow the team on Twitter at @WKUSoftballInstagram @WKU_Softball and Facebook /WKUSoftball.

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