(Submitted photo)
(Submitted photo)

Former Madison Cub Ryan Thurston is scheduled to pitch for Western Kentucky in the lid-lifter of a three-game series with Alabama-Birmingham today in Bowling Green after Friday’s scheduled start was postponed due to weather.

The game will mark the fifth time this year that Thurston has started the opener, the traditional spot for the staff’s No. 1 starter. Thurston currently leads Conference USA with 38 strikeouts and is 2-1 with a 4.56 ERA.