It took one unearned run in the second inning for the WKU softball team (28-9, 13-3) to seal its 1-0 win over Charlotte (22-23, 8-10) in Friday night action at the WKU Softball Complex.
WKU's hot streak was cooled by the dominant pitching of No. 16 Rice Friday at Nick Denes Field as the Owls struck the Hilltoppers out 27 times in a double-header sweep. Rice clinched the series with 11-4 and 3-2 victories behind quality efforts from starters Jordan Stephens and Kevin McCanna.
WKU softball's (27-9, 12-3) series against Charlotte (22-22, 8-9) is getting changed due to inclement weather predicted for the Bowling Green area, as the teams will now play single games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Winners of five of its past six games and coming off a signature victory at No. 3 Louisville yesterday, WKU Baseball returns to Nick Denes Field this weekend to host No. 16 Rice in a Conference USA series.
Three WKU women's tennis players received All-Conference USA honors for their play this spring, the league announced on Friday. Tereza Hejlova was placed on the second-team singles and Andreanna Christopoulou and Emilia Granstrom were named to third-team doubles.