If there's a silver lining to FIU's 7-1 loss to South Alabama Wednesday morning, it's this: The Golden Panthers' opponent Thursday suffered an even more demoralizing defeat.
Western Kentucky blew a two-run lead to Florida Atlantic in the 13th inning, allowing a three-run walk-off home run to Mike Albaladejo to lose 9-8. The No. 8 seed burned through its bullpen in the five-and-a-half-hour affair, sending seven pitchers out to the mound, and has just half a day to regroup for Thursday's elimination game.
First pitch is 9 a.m. local time, 10 o'clock back east.