Senior right-handed pitcher Matt Ridings allowed just one run on eight hits in eight innings to lead No. 22 Western Kentucky University to a 6-1 blowout of Louisiana Monroe. Ridings struck out four and walked just one. Sophomore outfielder Jared Andreoli was 1-3 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored.
Senior second baseman Matt Payton, junior designated hitter Monte Ketchum and sophomore third baseman Casey Dykes each tallied two hits in the game. Payton also scored twice. Redshirt sophomore reliever Rye Davis closed the game with a scoreless ninth inning. WKU improved to 18-5 on the season. (Box Score)
BluGrass Baseball POG: Matt Ridings — One came after setting the new WKU career wins record, Ridings was back to his old tricks with eight innings of one-run ball. Ridings is now 5-0 on the season in six starts.