The Hilltopper Baseball team was defeated three games to one against Florida Atlantic over the weekend.
Originally supposed to be four games Friday through Sunday with a double-header Saturday, the series was modified to a seven-inning double-header Friday, followed by a nine-inning double-header Saturday due to inclement weather on Sunday.
Friday’s double-header saw WKU take an early lead in game one 3-0, but FAU would retaliate with a six-run fifth inning to shutout the Tops the rest of the way and take the victory. In game two the Hilltoppers completed their sixth walk-off win of the season in the form of an RBI-single by hot-hitting outfielder Justin Carlin.
Saturday was all FAU starting with a tightly contested battle in game three that was a one-run game until the Owls exploded for four runs in the ninth to grab the victory. FAU then clinched the series in game four with a dominant pitching performance that held WKU to just five hits on the day.
WKU is now 24-24 and 14-14 in Conference USA play. The Hilltoppers have secured a spot in the 2021 C-USA Tournament, making this their second appearance since joining the conference in 2015.
The Hilltoppers will now head to Old Dominion for a four-game weekend series to wrap up conference play, followed by a one-game matchup with Eastern Kentucky to end the season next week. The C-USA tournament is set to begin May 26th in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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– Casey Warner is a Baseball and Staff writer for InsideHilltopperSports.com. Follow him on Twitter at @thecaseywarner. –