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Abbey Cheek becomes fourth UK softball player in history to be named national fastpitch all-American

Behind the most prolific offensive season in Kentucky Softball history, senior third baseman Abbey Cheek was named the fourth player in UK history to be named a National Fastpitch Coaches’ Association All-American last week. Cheek was a unanimous selection to the first team, the first person to achieve that in program history. UK Senior Abbey Cheek in only the fourth UK softball player named...

UK women’s baseball team going to Super Regionals’ second round of NCAA Tournament

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky is going to the Super Regionals for just the seventh time in school history.   The Wildcats punched their ticket to the second round of the NCAA Tournament with an 11-1 win over Virginia Tech in six innings Sunday at Joe Cropp Field. Kentucky (36-22) will face the winner of the Seattle Regional between Mississippi State and No. 3 seed Washington.   The Wildcats...

UK softball team receives five SEC postseason awards as Lawson, Nunley get top honors

Four Kentucky softball players were named to the All-Southeastern Conference postseason teams, it was announced Tuesday by the league office. Senior pitcher Kelsey Nunley was named first-team All-SEC in addition to being named the SEC Pitcher of the Year, Abbey Cheek was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team, and seniors Maisie Steed and Christian Stokes were named to the SEC All-Defensive Team. The four...

UK softball team takes series from Missouri; baseball squad shuts down Vandy to avoid sweep

Kentucky freshman Abbey Cheek hit her third home run of the week off the scoreboard in left field in the bottom of the sixth inning on Sunday to wrap up a 3-2 series win over the No. 18 Missouri Tigers in front of 1,297 fans at John Cropp Stadium. Kentucky and Missouri were locked in a pitcher’s duel, with Cheek stepping to the plate in a 2-2 game to lead off the bottom of the sixth inning. The freshman...