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University of Kentucky softball prepared for Friday’s Super Regional showdown with Washington

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky coach Rachel Lawson knows what her team will be going up against when the Wildcats take on No. 3 in the NCAA Super Regionals Friday. “Washington is always one of the best defensive teams in the country,” Lawson said. “I don’t know what their statistics are in terms of defense, but they’re very fast and they’re always really good. They do a great job...

Cheek powers Kentucky past Oregon in Super Regional opener

Members of the Kentucky softball team celebrate a win over Oregon early this morning (UK Athletics Photo) The No. 16 Kentucky softball team exploded for nine runs on 10 hits against the best pitching staff in the PAC-12 to take game one of the Eugene Super Regional 9-6 over the No. 1 Oregon Ducks on Thursday night at Jane Sanders Stadium. With the Game 1 win, Kentucky is now just one game away from...

Kentucky takes on underdog role against Oregon in Super Regional

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky hopes to continue its postseason momentum against top-seed Oregon in the Super Regionals set for Thursday-Saturday in Eugene. The Wildcats rolled to wins over the University of Illinois-Chicago and a pair of victories over Notre Dame in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament last weekend at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington. The opener is set for 9 p.m. Thursday...

No mercy: UK softball team sweeps 3 games to reach Super Regionals

Members of Kentucky’s softball team celebrate after the Wildcats defeated Notre Dame 8-0 in six innings to advance ti the NCAA Super Regionals next week at No. 1 seed Oregon. (UK Athletics Photo) By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky went undefeated in the first three games of the NCAA Tournament and will compete in the NCAA Super Regionals next week against top-seeded Oregon in Eugene. Kentucky,...

Cats fall behind early as Louisville grabs upper hand with 5-2 win in Super Regional series opener

By Keith Taylor KyForward Senior Sports Writer LOUISVILLE — Louisville grabbed the upper hand in its three-game series against rival Kentucky with a 5-2 victory over the Wildcats Friday afternoon at Patterson Stadium. The Cardinals (51-10) take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series going into Saturday’s contest that will feature ace pitchers Sean Hjelle (Kentucky) and Louisville’s Brendan McKay....

Wildcats want to make more history in NCAA Super Regional series against rival Louisville

By Keith Taylor KyForward Senior Sports Editor Kentucky made history last weekend in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. In order to reach another milestone, the Wildcats will need to get past their biggest rival in the Super Regionals. Kentucky opens a best-of-three series at No. 7 Louisville Friday at Jim Patterson Stadium. A second game will be Saturday and a finale on Sunday, if necessary....

Wildcats overcome weather delay, N.C. State to earn program’s first trip to NCAA Super Regionals

By Keith Taylor KyForward Senior Sports Writer Securing a first-ever trip to the Super Regionals took longer than expected, but the weather delay was well worth the wait for the Wildcats. Kentucky, the top seed in the Lexington Regional, climbed its way out of the losers bracket and rallied to beat North Carolina State 10-5 for the second time in as many days to advance to the NCAA Super Regionals...

Tough task awaits softball Cats in Super Regional showdown at No. 3 Oregon

By Keith Taylor KyForward Senior Sports Writer Meagan Prince knows the competition won’t get any easier for the Kentucky softball team this weekend. The Wildcats (39-17) swept three games in the NCAA Tournament opener, beating Illinois twice and rolling past DePaul last weekend at John Cropp Stadium. In order to make a second appearance in the College World Series, Kentucky will have to get past...