Western Kentucky’s baseball team earned an 8-3 win in its series opener against Purdue on Friday night at Nick Denes Field.
The victory moves the Hilltoppers to 9-4 on the season while the loss drops the Boilermakers to 6-6 on the year.
WKU used strong pitching performances from Michael Darrell-Hicks and Jake Kates, along with some timely hitting throughout, to earn the win.
“In college baseball there’s so much parity,” WKU coach John Pawlowski said in a news release. “It doesn’t matter who you play or where you play. Purdue has an outstanding program, it’s a big challenge for us.