Carter homers twice as Tops drop series finale at MTSU

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — WKU Softball dropped its series finale at Middle Tennessee on Sunday despite strong showings from its pair of redshirt seniors. The Hilltoppers will have a quick turnaround with a midweek slated for Wednesday at Belmont.

The Hilltoppers now own a 16-9 record and 1-3 mark in Conference USA play. Middle Tennessee improves to 21-18 overall and 7-5 in C-USA action.

Paige Carter struck for a home run to lead off the game for the fourth time this season, give the Hilltoppers a 1-0 lead with one swing of the bat. MTSU would respond in the bottom of the frame to knot the score back up.

Fellow redshirt-senior Kelsey Aikey, earned the start in the series finale and racked up eight strikeouts across 6.1 innings of work before ultimately taking the loss on an unearned run.

Carter would strike for her second homer of the game and ninth of the season to lead off the top of the sixth as well. The outing marked the first multi-home run game of Carter’s career on The Hill and brought her to 25 – the most on the team. She is the third Hilltopper to turn in a two-home run game this season, joining Taylor Sanders and Jordan Thomas.

Taylor Davis, Kennedy Sullivan and Brylee Hage all added a base hit in the outing.

The sides were even with five hits each and stranded just five combined runners.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

  • Wednesday, April 21 – 6 p.m. CT at Belmont | Nashville, Tenn.
  • Friday, April 23 – 6 p.m. CT vs. Charlotte | Bowling Green, Ky.
  • Saturday, April 24 – 1 & 4 p.m. CT vs. Charlotte | Bowling Green, Ky.
  • Sunday, April 25 – 1 p.m. Ct vs. Charlotte | Bowling Green, Ky.