Reed leads UK softball to 5-1 victory over San Diego State


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Jack Pilgrim

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Though there were several aspects of UK softball’s 5-1 victory against San Diego State University worthy of in-depth analysis, freshman infielder Katie Reed was arguably UK’s most impactful player in Thursday’s 5-1 victory over the Aztecs.

Reed has been batting consistently well since the start of the season, maintaining a .462 average, and tonight she continued that trend.

With two home runs, three RBIs, and three hits, Reed dominated offensively and was likely a major factor in SDSU’s rotation through three pitchers on the night.

Batting has been one of the Cats’ stronger areas, and tonight proved to be no different.

Though Reed stole the show, the team as a whole batted well, pulling out ten hits, including an impressive homer from sophomore outfielder Brooklin Hinz in the top of the sixth.

Reed’s two-run homer in the first inning allowed UK to take an early lead, and junior pitcher Meagan Prince ensured it stayed that way the rest of the way.

Prince tossed an impressive complete game, striking out five batters and only giving up seven total hits and one earned run. This is her third win on the mound this year.

With the win over SDSU, No. 18 Kentucky moves to 7-1 on the season, including six straight.

The UK girls will now look to continue their hot streak at 5 p.m. on Friday when they face SDSU in their third game of the Campbell/Cartier Classic in San Diego, California.