No. 17 Softball hosts WKU Tuesday



By Tyler Spanyer | @KernelSpanyer

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After being swept in Baton Rouge this past weekend, the Cats return home to host the Hilltoppers of Western Kentucky Tuesday evening.

The Hilltoppers (18-5) are on a four-game winning streak after sweeping Sun Belt Conference opponent Florida Atlantic over the weekend. Senior Mallorie Sulaski was named Sun Belt Pitcher of the Week for her performance.

The Hilltoppers only real signature win this year came against then No. 15 Louisiana Lafayette, who comes in this week at No. 24 in the Polls.

UK (19-7) is coming off its first three-game losing streak this season and is looking to rebound at home.

Freshman pitcher Kelsey Nunley has been the star for the Cats this season. Nunley has a stellar 12-2 record with a team-leading 2.24 ERA. Fellow pitcher junior Lauren Cumbess is leading the Cats at the plate, hitting .390 with 3 homeruns and 19 RBI. Cumbess has been a deadly dual threat player this season.

First pitch is set for 6:00 p.m. at the UK Softball Complex.