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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Kentucky Wildcats second baseman Alex Martens celebrates rounding third after hitting a home run in the first inning of the championship game of the Lexington Regional at John Cropp Stadium on Sunday, May 21, 2017 in Lexington, KY. Photo by Addison Coffey | Staff.

Martens commands Lexington regional as UK softball advances

Chase Campbell May 21, 2017

After a 4-2 victory over Illinois on Sunday, the UK softball team is advancing to the Super Regional round of the NCAA Tournament, thanks to contributions from unexpected sources.Freshman second baseman...

Kentucky Wildcats pitcher Meagan Prince celebrates with catcher Jenny Schaper after the first inning of game two of the Lexington Regional at John Cropp Stadium on Friday, May 19, 2017 in Lexington, KY. Photo by Addison Coffey | Staff.

Underclassmen and Prince excel as UK softball advances to regional final

Chase Campbell May 20, 2017

Second baseman Alex Martens has never played in an NCAA tournament before. However, on Saturday, she proved that her lack of postseason experience doesn’t hinder her as she took over the defensive battle...

The Kentucky Wildcats softball team celebrates after defeating the Depaul Blue Demons 6-0 in game 2 of the Lexington Regional at John Cropp Stadium on Friday, May 19, 2017 in Lexington, KY. Photo by Addison Coffey | Staff.

UK softball uses first inning surge to advance in NCAA Tournament

Chase Campbell May 19, 2017

Following a 12-inning, three-and-a-half-hour duel between Marshall and Illinois on Friday, the UK softball team played host to the DePaul Blue Demons in their first matchup of the Lexington Regional round...

Head softball coach Rachel Lawson meets with the media at Media Day on Monday February 6. Photo by Chris Angolia || Staff.

UK softball set to host NCAA Tournament regional round

Chase Campbell May 18, 2017

What was once considered a “rebuild” season for UK softball became a season full of toughness and grit that now results in the team becoming one of the 16 national hosts of the NCAA Tournament’s...

Junior pitcher Kelsey Nunley (33) pitches during the softball game against WKU on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 in Lexington. Photo by Hunter Mitchell | Staff

UK survives elimination against Illinois, set to face Utah in regional final

Anthony Crawford May 21, 2016

Even after the added pressure of rain delays forcing it to play basically three games in one day, UK softball showed resiliency going 2-1 on the day and moving on to play Utah for the right to move on...

UK Softball earns No. 9 seed, host regional for NCAA Tournament

Anthony Crawford May 16, 2016

During Sunday’s NCAA Softball Selection Show, UK softball received a No. 9 seed. The seeding was UK’s highest ever and comes with the added benefit of hosting the regional this weekend in Lexington,...

Nadia Ravita defeated No. 114 Jerricka Boone (ILL), 3-6, 6-4, 6-4. Photo by Michael Reaves | Staff

Women’s tennis sweeps Illinois, scores second shut-out in 3 matches

John Rowland February 10, 2016

Returning from the West Coast, UK women’s tennis traveled to Illinois and posted its second shutout of the season as they defeated the No. 53 ranked Illinois Fighting Illini.The win moved the Cats to...

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