The Colonels move to 22-9 overall with a 13-4 OVC record
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The Eastern Kentucky University softball team knocked off in-state rival Western Kentucky University, 1-0, on Wednesday night in Bowling Green.
In the top of the seventh with one out, Isabella Gonzalez delivered with big-time heroics.
With a 3-2 count, Gonzalez doubled down the right field line and advanced to third on a throwing error by the second baseman, the throw ended up going into the dugout and Gonzalez scored to give the Colonels the run they needed.
Eastern Kentucky (22-9, 13-4 OVC) got another amazing start from Tori Peterson in the circle.
Peterson (11-2) tossed a complete game, allowing four hits and striking out four.
In the bottom of the sixth inning a walk, a double, and a walk loaded the bases with one out. Peterson got a pop out and a ground out to end the Hilltopper threat and leave the bases loaded.
The Colonels out-hit Western 6-4 on the contest.
Western Kentucky (15-5) come into the contest receiving votes in the top-25.
Sammi Miller went 2-for-2. Gonzalez went 1-for-2 with one walk and one run.
Eastern welcomes in Tennessee State to Richmond for a three-game series starting on Saturday. First pitch against the Tigers is scheduled for 1 p.m.