Sports Briefs

Softball team struggles to get hits, runs during sweep at No. 3 Florida

The UK softball team was swept this weekend at No. 3 Florida, scoring only five runs in three games. The Cats were outscored 22-5 over the weekend.

Freshman Megan Aull produced the only hit for the Cats yesterday. The Gators used a five-run fifth inning to boost their lead to 8-0 and seal the sweep. Aull was the only UK player to hit safely in all three games against Florida.

On Saturday, the Cats used a four-run sixth inning to pull within one run of upsetting Florida and splitting Saturday’s doubleheader. But UK failed to complete the comeback bid and fell 6-5 in the second game.

In the opener, the Cats were again limited to only one hit, losing 8-0.

UK returns to action Wednesday against Eastern Kentucky at 5 p.m at the UK Softball Complex. It will be the last non-conference game for the Cats.

UK Athletics to honor athletes

UK will host its sixth annual CATSPY awards ceremony tonight at 8 p.m. in Memorial Coliseum. The awards ceremony is a spin-off of ESPN’s popular awards ceremony, the ESPYs.

Twenty-five individual and team awards will be given out among the 491 student-athletes in 22 varsity sports at UK.

The event is open to the public, and all attendees must have a ticket to enter. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased in advance through the UK Athletics Ticket Office in the Joe Craft Center or by calling (800) 928-2287.

Public parking will be available in the E lots located off Rose Street and Lexington Avenue near the Joe Craft Center. Additional parking will also be available in Parking Structure No. 5 beginning at 5 p.m. There will be a shuttle in operation from the structure beginning at 5:30 p.m., and it will run until 11 p.m.

Awards include play of the year, rookies of the year and coaches of the year, as well as various athletic and academic accomplishments.

Compiled from UK Athletics reports