Then, Ryan Leitch hit a deep drive down the right field line, scoring Blanton and putting the Thundering Herd up 1-0. In the bottom of the second, West Virginia grabbed the lead after Hudson Byorick led the inning with a walk, and singles from Vincent Ippoliti and Matt McCormick loaded the bases before Kevin Brophy put the ball on the ground over to first for a sacrifice RBI, tying the game at one.
The WKU baseball program (12-16) (2-6, C-USA) lost its first Conference USA road series 3-1 against the FIU Panthers (12-14) (4-4, C-USA) over the weekend. WKU currently holds a three-game losing streak following its series against the Panthers. After WKU won game one 9-2 Thursday, it lost the next three games by a combined score of 15-3.