Western Kentucky Baseball – Series Preview: Marshall
WKU invites the Marshall Thundering Herd to Nick Denes Field Friday for a four-game weekend series that starts an eight-game homestand.
A seven-inning double-header will begin things off on Friday with video game one start at 2:00 PM CT. Saturday’s video game is to be revealed pending inbound weather condition, and Sunday’s series ending is arranged for a 1:00 PM CT start time.
LIKELY BEGINNING PITCHERS:
Video Game 1:
WKU – Jake Kates, RHP (2-1, 2.51 AGE)
Marshall – Chad Heiner, RHP (0-3, 6.00 AGE)
Video Game 2:
WKU – Sean Bergeron, RHP (1-3, 4.05 AGE)
Marshall – Patrick Copen, RHP (0-1, 7.94 AGE)
Video Game 3:
WKU – Devyn Terbrak, LHP (0-1, 3.60 AGE)
Marshall – Raymond Pacella, LHP (0-3, 5.20 AGE)
Video Game 4:
WKU – TBD
Marshall – TBD
WKU lost 3 of 4 video games to FIU in Miami last weekend after strong pitching by the Panthers. Today infielder Davis Sims was called among 30 prospects for the Senior CLASS Award offered to a senior with accomplishments in 4 locations of quality: neighborhood, class, character and competitors.
The Hilltoppers and Rumbling Herd have actually fulfilled simply 27 times in program history with Marshall holding a 15-12 series lead. The 2 clubs last conference remained in April of 2019 when WKU and Marshall divided a double-header in Huntington.
Entering the series at 12-16, WKU will seek to comprise some ground in the C-USA standings this weekend. The Hilltoppers still rank initially in the country with 65 doubles on the season.
Marshall presently sits at 4-15 on the year after getting swept last weekend versus Old Rule. The Rumbling Herd have 2 batters striking .300 or much better and a group AGE of 7.54 through 151.2 innings of work.
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– Casey Warner is a Baseball and Personnel author for InsideHilltopperSports.com. Follow him on Twitter at @thecaseywarner. –
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.