WKU BASEBALL | President Gary Ransdell enjoys Hilltopper baseball from the press box

04/11/2016 08:00 PM

The Hilltopper baseball team holds a special place in the heart of Western Kentucky University President Gary Ransdell. After sending two sons through the baseball program, and being an avid fan of the sport, President Ransdell now finds himself in the press box several times a season doing the color commentary for the Western radio broadcast. Ryan Dearbone caught up with Ransdell during last weekend’s series against Louisiana Tech.

The Hilltopper’s earned a victory in game one of the three game series 6-3 before dropping the final two games to LA Tech. WKU is now 18-13 on the season, 6-6 in Conference USA, and are will play at in-state rival Louisville on Tuesday night. The Hilltoppers then head on the road for a three game series at Rice this weekend.

Garrett Moore

Garrett is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News or anytime with Spectrum On Demand. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.

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