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Louisville headed to Columbia for NCAA softball matchup with Nebraska

The University of Louisville softball team has earned will travel to Columbia, Mo. to face Nebraska in the first round of the 2016 NCAA Championship on Thursday, May 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the University of Missouri’s University Field. Missouri (39-14, 14-10 SEC) earned the No. 15 overall seed and will play BYU (35-19, 12-3 West Coast) in the other first round game at 8:00 p.m. (ET). Both games...

Wildcats receive seventh straight NCAA at-large bid; WKU, Louisville also in the field

Kentucky made the NCAA Softball Championship field as an at-large entry for the seventh year in a row and will play in the South Bend Regional as the No. 2 seed (UK Athletics Photo)   For the seventh consecutive season the Kentucky softball team has received an at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament with the selection committee placing the Wildcats as the No. 2 seed in the NCAA South Bend Regional.   The...

Louisville sophomore Becker the star, fires one-hitter in 8-0 decision over No. 17 UK

Kentucky managed just one hit in its 8-0 loss to Louisville Tuesday (UK Athletics Photo/Britney Howard)   Louisville sophomore pitcher Maryssa Becker tossed a complete-game, one-hitter in the circle and posted three runs batted in at the plate, leading the Cardinals to an 8-0, six-inning victory over No. 17 Kentucky on Tuesday in a midweek non-conference battle at John Cropp Stadium.   Kentucky...

Former professional, national softball star May-Johnson joins Louisville coaching staff

Stacy May-Johnson, who was a volunteer assistant at UofL, returns after a four-year run at the University of Iowa (Photo from UofL Athletics)   University of Louisville softball coach Sandy Pearsall said Tuesday that Stacy May-Johnson will join her staff as an assistant coach.   “Stacy was here as a volunteer assistant five years ago and we are excited to have her back on our staff,”...

Louisville earns NCAA Championship softball berth opposite Louisiana State

The University of Louisville will take on LSU in the first round of NCAA softball play (Photo from U of L Athletics)   The University of Louisville softball team will travel to Tucson, Ariz., to face LSU in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Friday at 8:30 p.m. Host Arizona earned the overall No. 11 seed in the tournament and will play Boston University in the other first round game.   The...

Wildcats sweep Louisville, equal last year's record with 41st victory

UK completed a softball sweep of Louisville for its 41st win of the year (Photo from UK Athletics)   With the game tied at three in the top of the eighth inning, senior infielder Krystal Smith hit a leadoff single through the left side of the infield that started a four-run rally, highlighted by a two-run double by sophomore infielder Nikki Sagermann, pacing the No. 10 University of Kentucky softball...

No. 10 Kentucky softball team caps regular season with four-game road trip

Kentucky’s softball team will wrap up regular season play with four road games (Photo from UK Athletics)   Looking to end the regular season on a high note, the No. 10 University of Kentucky softball team begins a four-game road stretch to end regular-season play on Wednesday when it travels to face in-state rival Louisville for a 6 p.m. first pitch at Ulmer Stadium.   The game between...