Softball falls on walk-off grand slam

University of Tennessee-Chattanooga freshman Lyndsey Flores hit a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the 10th inning to beat the UK softball team 9-6 in the final game of the Chattanooga Shootout yesterday afternoon. The Cats took a 6-5 lead on an RBI double from sophomore Molly Johnson in the top half of the extra inning. But in the bottom half, the Lady Mocs loaded the bases for Flores, who belted the game-winning home run.

Sophomore pitcher Amber Matousek pitched all 10 innings for UK, striking out seven batters. Johnson finished the game 4-for-5 from the plate with a double, a triple and the 10th-inning RBI.

The Cats also fell to Wichita State 6-2 in yesterday morning’s game. The losses came one day after UK picked up wins over both Wichita State and UT-Chattanooga in the opening day of the Chattanooga Shootout.