Kentucky softball reveals 2023 SEC schedule


Michael Clubb

Kentucky Wildcats head coach Rachel Lawson watches the University of Kentucky vs. Alabama softball game on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. UK lost 11-6. Photo by Michael Clubb | Kentucky Kernel

Sam Money, Assistant Sports Editor

The Southeastern Conference released the schedule for the 2023 softball season, revealing the opponents Kentucky softball will take, having four home series and four on the road.

The season will be the 15th under head coach Rachel Lawson, who holds the record for being the first UK softball coach to surpass 400 wins.

The Cats will start off their conference slate on the road against the Missouri Tigers from March 10-12.

Following that opening conference series, UK’s home conference opener will feature Texas A&M at the John Cropp Stadium from March 24-26.

The Wildcats then return to the road to face Georgia from March 31 until April 2 in Athens before a quick turn sees Kentucky travel to Oxford the next week to meet Ole Miss from April 7-9, playing the Rebels on Easter weekend.

Now halfway through SEC play, Kentucky returns home to face Tennessee from April 14-16, with the Vols not having faced the Cats in Lexington since 2017.

Following that series, two-time SEC champions Arkansas travel to Kentucky from April 21-23 with Kentucky having traveled to Fayetteville last season.

Coming down the home stretch, Kentucky will play its last road series of the conference schedule against Mississippi State in Starkville from April 28-30.

Finally, a highly touted final conference matchup between SEC rivals Kentucky and Florida will close out the season for the Cats in Lexington from May 5-7.

All SEC series will feature three-games with each team also receiving one bye week.

After the league play concludes, the SEC Championship tournament will begin in Fayetteville, Arkansas at Bogle Park, the home field of the Arkansas Razorbacks.

Times and airing locations for all matchups are to be announced closer to the start of the season.