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University of Kentucky softball’s season comes to an end as Wildcats fall in shutout loss to Huskies

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky’s run in the NCAA Tournament came to an end early Sunday morning. The Wildcats failed to score for the second straight game against No. 3 Washington as the Huskies completed a sweep with a 5-0 win in the best of three Super Regionals to advance to the College World Series. Kentucky ended the season with a 36-24 record, while Washington improved to 50-7 on the...

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...

University of Kentucky softball to open tournament play at home for fourth consecutive year

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today The University of Kentucky softball team will open play in the NCAA Tournament at home. The Wildcats (33-22) will host Toledo (29-26) at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Joe Cropp Stadium. It marks the fourth consecutive season Kentucky has been selected as a host sight in the opening round. The Wildcats are a No 14 seed and will open the tourney following the Illinois-Virginia Tech...

EKU softball coach and mom chases Olympic dreams with her family, trying to make the team

By Morgan Romans EKU Sports Communications Mom – A word many professional athletes don’t hear on the sidelines. But, it’s a word that Eastern Kentucky University softball assistant coach Stacy May-Johnson treasures and hears quite often whether she is coaching defense for the Colonels or playing third base for the Chicago Bandits of National Professional Fastpitch.   From the end of August through...

Kentucky becomes first state in the nation to require protective face protection for high school softball

Kentucky will be the first state to require face protection in high school softball following action taken by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s Board of Control Tuesday. The Board of Control conducted its first organizational meeting of the 2017-18 academic year at the Hotel Covington in Northern Kentucky. Over the course of its two-day meeting, the Board took a progressive step...

Eastern Kentucky home softball opener postponed due to inclement weather

The Eastern Kentucky University softball team’s home opener scheduled for tomorrow against East Tennessee State has been postponed.   The Colonels (7-7) will now play its home opener on Saturday, March 22 against Southeast Missouri. Eastern’s doubleheader against ETSU has been moved to Tuesday, April 1.   Eastern Kentucky is back in action this coming weekend at the Winthrop/adidas...