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Reed, Prince lead No. 20 UK softball team to 6-2 victory over neighboring Indiana

The No. 20 Kentucky softball team got three hits and three RBI from senior outfielder and spectacular defense from sophomore infielder Katie Reed to seal a 6-2 win over the Indiana Hoosiers on Wednesday night.
 
The Wildcats improved to 27-13 overall on the season and win their fourth game in a row over the Hoosiers. UK is next in action on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Missouri to begin a three-game series in Columbia, Missouri.

Meagan Prince got the win in the circle for the Wildcats on Wednesday night to improve to 14-6 on the year. Prince threw five innings and allowed one run on just four hits with three walks and a strikeout (UK Athletics File Photo)

Meagan Prince got the win in the circle for the Wildcats on Wednesday night to improve to 14-6 on the year. Prince threw 5.0 innings in the game and allowed one run on just four hits with three walks and a strikeout. Senior hurler Shannon Smith was great in relief for UK, throwing the third and fourth innings, allowing just one run on three hits, and striking out three.
 
Key Stat: Kentucky recorded 11 hits in the game, it’s highest hitting output offensively since a 7-5 win on March 25 against Arkansas, when the Wildcats also had 11 hits.
 
Key Play: Rachael Metzger singled in the go-ahead run with one out in the top of the sixth inning to score Abbey Cheek from second base on Metzger’s bloop single.
 
Key Player: Katie Reed’s defense and Alex Martens’ offense combined to form the UK player of the game. Reed had a sensational day at shortstop, fielding everything in her range and saving two runs in two different innings. Alex Martens was 3-for-4 on the day with three runs scored, to set a new career high.

From UK Athletics

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