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Kentucky pitcher Stephanie Schoonover pitches during the Kentucky vs.Parkland softball game on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2023, at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 9-0. Photo by Sydney Yonker | Staff

No. 15 Kentucky softball finishes undefeated at Wings ETC Classic in South Carolina

Parker Scott, Reporter February 27, 2024

No. 15 Kentucky softball (11-2) had an undefeated weekend at the Wings ETC Classic tournament on the campus of USC Upstate in Spartanburg, South Carolina, from Friday, Feb. 23-25. The Wildcats won all...

Kentucky Wildcats infielder Erin Coffel (21) throws the ball to first base during the No. 16 Kentucky vs. Louisville softball game on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 7-4. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

No. 18 Kentucky softball wins two games in ESPN Shriners Children’s Invitational

Parker Scott, Softball Beat Leader February 19, 2024

No. 18 Kentucky softball (6-2) participated in the ESPN Shriners Children’s Invitational in Clearwater, Florida, beginning on Feb. 15, playing three games and winning two of them. The tournament began...

Kentucky outfielder Rylea Smith hits the ball during the Kentucky vs. Parkland softball game on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023, at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 9-0. Photo by Travis Fannon | Staff

Kentucky softball season kicks off with two top five wins in San Diego

Parker Scott, Softball Beat Leader February 11, 2024

Kentucky softball opened its 2024 season over the weekend in the San Diego State Season Kickoff tournament in San Diego, California, and came out with four wins and a loss. The highlight of the tournament...

Kentucky players gather at the pitching circle during the No. 16 Kentucky vs. Louisville softball game on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 7-4. Photo by Olivia Hall | Staff

Meet the team: A glimpse into the 2024 Kentucky softball roster

The Kentucky softball team is slated to begin its season on Friday, Feb. 9, playing five matches over three days in the San Diego Tournament.  Last year, the team finished with a winning record, but...

Kentucky outfielder Rylea Smith hits the ball during the Kentucky vs. Parkland softball game on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023, at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 9-0. Photo by Travis Fannon | Staff

PHOTOS: Kentucky Wildcats softball defeats Parkland 9-0

Travis Fannon and Sydney Yonker September 26, 2023

Kentucky softball defeats Parkland on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2023, at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 9-0.

Kentucky Wildcats outfielder Jenna Blanton (10) bunts during the No. 16 Kentucky vs. No. 6 Tennessee softball game on Sunday, April 16, 2023, at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky lost 15-1. Photo by Travis Fannon | Staff

No. 22 Kentucky softball suffers 6-2 loss against Mississippi State

Kalie Henderson, Contributor May 1, 2023

No. 22 Kentucky softball fell short while facing Mississippi State on Friday night at Nusz Park.  Driving in her third run in Kentucky’s last four games, Kennedy Sullivan topped off the start of...

Kentucky Wildcats pitcher Kennedy Sullivan (8) pitches the ball during the No. 16 Kentucky vs. No. 6 Tennessee softball game on Sunday, April 16, 2023, at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky lost 15-1. Photo by Travis Fannon | Staff

No. 20 Kentucky softball shuts out Northern Kentucky, claims 9-0 win in five innings

Jonathon Bruner, Reporter April 28, 2023

No. 20 Kentucky Softball (26-13) used its bats to get past the Northern Kentucky Norse (14-27) by a score of 9-0 in five innings on Tuesday.  Sophomore Alexia Lacatena got the ball in the circle for...

Kentucky Wildcats utility player Karissa Hamilton (2) rounds second base heading for third during the No. 16 Kentucky vs. No. 6 Tennessee softball game on Saturday, April 15, 2023, at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky lost 10-2. Photo by Travis Fannon | Staff

Kentucky softball falls to No. 20 in week 10 of USA Softball Top 25

Colton Johnson, Reporter April 28, 2023

Kentucky softball (25-13-1) earned its lowest ranking of the season in week 10 of the USA Softball Top 25, dropping four spots to No. 20. The drop in ranking comes after the Wildcats were swept by then...

Kentucky Wildcats catcher Kayla Kowalik (99) catches a pitch during the No. 16 Kentucky vs. Louisville softball game on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 7-4. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

No. 16 Kentucky softball swept by No. 6 Tennessee after 15-1 loss

Parker Scott, Reporter April 28, 2023

No. 16 Kentucky softball (25-13-1) was defeated by No. 6 Tennessee (34-5) at John Cropp Stadium on Sunday, allowing the Lady Vols to complete the series sweep. The loss marked the first time Kentucky...

Kentucky Wildcats infielder Erin Coffel (21) throws the ball during the No. 16 Kentucky vs. No. 6 Tennessee softball game on Saturday, April 15, 2023, at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky lost 10-2. Photo by Travis Fannon | Staff

Kentucky softball suffers series defeat against No. 6 Tennessee, loses 10-2 in six innings

Aaron Benjamin, Reporter April 28, 2023

Kentucky softball fell to the Tennessee Volunteers 10-2 in six innings on Saturday, suffering a series defeat after falling 2-1 the day prior. The Wildcats came into the matchup 25-11-1 with a 7-6 SEC...

Kentucky Wildcats catcher Kayla Kowalik (99) swings the bat during the No. 16 Kentucky vs. Dayton softball home opener game on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

No. 16 Kentucky softball suffers 2-1 game one loss to No. 6 Tennessee in extra innings

Colton Johnson, Reporter April 20, 2023

No. 16 Kentucky (25-11-1) softball fell 2-1 to No. 6 Tennessee (32-5) in extra innings on Friday in game one of its second home SEC series.  The Wildcats became the sixth team to hold Tennessee to...

Kentucky Wildcats catcher Kayla Kowalik (99) swings the bat during the No. 16 Kentucky vs. Dayton softball home opener game on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

COLUMN: Is Kentucky softball simply middle of the pack in the SEC?

Cole Parke, Sports Editor April 14, 2023

Kentucky softball will take on a pivotal three-game series against No. 6 Tennessee at home this weekend. While Kentucky, currently ranked No. 16 in the nation, has as good of a chance as any to get...

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