WKU uses two home runs in 15-5 blowout win over UofL

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Matt Rice bats for WKU: BluGrass Baseball photo

Western Kentucky University scored 10 runs through the first three innings of its game versus the University of Louisville and held on for a 15-5 win to even the season series at one win each. Every WKU starter had at least one hit in the game, and seven players has two hits. Senior catcher Matt Rice was 2-4 with one home run, three RBI and two runs scored, and senior designated hitter Chris Bullard was 2-5 with one home run, three RBI and two runs scored. Sophomore right-handed pitcher Taylor Haydel earned the win after surrendering two runs in two innings pitched.

Freshman right-handed pitcher Chad Green took the loss for UofL after surrendering five runs, only one of which was earned, on three hits in two innings. The Cards were led offensively by junior second baseman Ryan Wright, who was 2-4 with one home run, three RBI and one run scored. Freshman designated hitter Jeff Gardner continued his recent hot streak with a 2-4 performance. WKU junior left fielder Jared Andreoli was 2-5 with one triple, three RBI and one run scored. (Box Score)

Player of the game — C Matt Rice (WKU) — 2-4, 1 HR, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 1 R

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