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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 junior Grace Baalman pitches during the game against Virginia Tech in the NCAA tournament Regionals on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Kentucky softball shutout by Washington in Super Regional opener

Mohammad Ahmad May 25, 2019

Looking to inch closer to the elusive Women’s College World Series, the No. 14 seeded UK softball team (36-23) fell to the No. 3 seeded Washington Huskies (49-7) on Friday night 3-0 in the NCAA Seattle...

Kentucky senior Abbey Cheek gets a hit during the game against Virginia Tech in the NCAA tournament Regionals on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Cheek and Martens break out of hitting slump in Regional Final win

Mohammad Ahmad May 19, 2019

If you look at Abbey Cheek’s and Alex Martens’ overall statistics, they might impress you.But that may not have been the case entering Sunday’s NCAA Lexington Regional Final.Cheek and Martens each...

Kentucky freshman Kayla Kowalik throws from the outfield during the game against Virginia Tech in the NCAA tournament Regionals on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Kentucky softball defeats Virginia Tech to advance to regional final

Mohammad Ahmad May 18, 2019

 The No. 14 seeded UK softball team (35-22) is now one win away from its third consecutive NCAA Super Regional following an 8-1 victory in the NCAA Lexington Regional over the Virginia Tech Hokies (46-10)...

Kentucky senior Sarah Rainwater throws from the outfield during the game against Miami University (OH) on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 9-1. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Kentucky softball run-rules Ole Miss in SEC quarterfinals, loses to Alabama in semis

Mohammad Ahmad May 10, 2019

After a strong run-rule 8-0 victory over the No. 5 seeded Ole Miss Rebels in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals on Friday afternoon in College Station, Texas, the No. 4 seeded UK softball team lost to the...

Kentucky softball seniors recognized before the first game of a double header against Auburn on Sunday, April 21, 2019, at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 7-0. Photo by Bradley Koster | Staff

UK Softball players earn SEC honors

May 7, 2019

Just ahead of the 2019 SEC Tournament, the league office has announced its All-SEC awards, and four UK players are included.Kayla Kowalik - SEC All-Freshman teamAbbey Cheek - SEC Player of the Year, First...

Sophomore Second-baseman Alex Martens is up for bat on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 in Lexington, Ky. Ky won 8-0. Photo by Edward Justice | Staff

Softball splits road series with powerhouse Alabama

Mohammad Ahmad April 27, 2019

The UK softball team entered this season with the strongest strength of schedule in the nation. That showed Friday night in Tuscaloosa as the No. 23 Cats (31-19 overall) took on the No. 3 Alabama Crimson...

Kentucky senior Abbey Cheek looks up into the stands during the game against Miami University (OH) on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 9-1. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Softball Cats fall to Cards on walk-off

Mohammad Ahmad April 17, 2019

In what was a back-and-forth fight the entire game, the No. 23 UK softball team (26-18, 9-9 SEC) lost to in-state rival Louisville (28-15, 8-7 ACC) in the annual “Battle of the Bluegrass” at Ulmer...

Kentucky senior Abbey Cheek looks up into the stands during the game against Miami University (OH) on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 9-1. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Abbey Cheek, Katie Reed taken in NPF Draft

April 16, 2019

Kentucky softball seniors Abbey Cheek and Katie Reed were drafted Monday night to play professional softball. Cheek was selected No. 14 overall and Reed was selected No. 19 to the Chicago Bandits in the...

Kentucky freshman Kayla Kowalik gets ready to hit during the game against Miami University (OH) on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 9-1. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Kentucky softball shuts out NKU 13-0

Mohammad Ahmad April 9, 2019

After losing its series against Ole Miss this past weekend, the No. 23/24 UK softball team (25-15, 8-7 SEC) got back on its feet with a 13-0 run-rule victory over the Northern Kentucky University Norse...

Kentucky senior Katie Reed prepares to catch a ball during the game against Miami University (OH) on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 9-1. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Kentucky softball closes road trip with win over EKU

Mohammad Ahmad April 3, 2019

The No. 22 UK softball team (23-13, 7-5 SEC) moved on from its road series loss against the Arkansas Razorbacks this past weekend by defeating the Eastern Kentucky University Colonels (18-14, 5-3 OVC)...

Kentucky junior Alex Martens swings at a pitch during the game against Miami University (OH) on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 9-1. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Cats split first two series games, end losing streak

Mohammad Ahmad March 30, 2019

The No. 18 UK softball team (22-12, 7-4 SEC) entered its road series against the No. 13 Arkansas Razorbacks (24-11, 5-6 SEC) on a four-game losing streak. After extending that losing streak with a 1-0...

University of Kentucky sophomore Autumn Humes prepares to pitch during the home opener against the University of Dayton on Thursday, March 1, 2018 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

No. 13 softball Cats face sweep

Mohammad Ahmad March 24, 2019

The No. 13 UK softball team (21-10, 6-3 SEC) got swept by the Missouri Tigers (16-12, 5-4 SEC) at home after an 8-4 loss on Sunday afternoon – the first time this season the Cats have been swept.Cats...

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