WKU senior right-handed pitcher Jake Thompson threw seven scoreless innings and senior second baseman Scott Wilcox provided the game-winning RBI in the bottom of the eighth inning Sunday as the Hilltoppers (10-5) blanked Illinois (6-7) 1-0 at Nick Denes Field to sweep the series.
The Western Kentucky University softball team (15-7-1) split its final games of the Tennessee Tournament, defeating Georgia Southern (16-6) in game one 3-0 while falling in a comeback by College of Charleston (15-7) by a score of 5-4 on Sunday at Sherri Parker Lee Stadium.
WKU is the second seed in next week's Sun Belt Conference Tournament in New Orleans, La., and will begin its defense of back-to-back tournament titles in the semifinals on Saturday at 4:30 PM (CT), the conference announced Saturday night.
WKU will face Louisiana-Lafayette on Wednesday, March 12 at 6:00 p.m. CT in the quarterfinals of the Sun Belt Conference Championships at Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, La.
As they enter their busiest month of the season, the Lady Topper golf program will play their second of four events this month when they tee off Monday at the Lady Eagle Invitational, hosted by Southern Miss in Hattiesburg, Miss.