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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

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

UK softball taking new look into 2017

Chase Campbell February 8, 2017

UK softball fans should be ready to watch a lot of running when it comes to this year’s team. The Cats have been very clear about their identity heading into the 2017 season: be faster and more aggressive...

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 locks up No. 2 seed in SEC tournament with series win against MSU

Jack Pilgrim May 8, 2016

Senior Kelsey Nunley capped off the sweep and regular season finale against Mississippi State with a 4-0 shutout, leading the Cats to their first No. 2 seed in the SEC Tournament in program history.Game...

Kentucky freshman Abbey Cheek hits the ball during the Wildcats game against the Eastern Kentucky Colonels John Cropp Stadium on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Taylor Pence

Cats take down Louisville in comeback victory

Jack Pilgrim April 27, 2016

No. 11 UK’s highly anticipated battle of the bluegrass against rival UofL lived up to expectations, as the Cats found a way to fight back in the seventh inning to get their 40th win of the year.UofL...

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

Samuel’s 7th inning single puts UK softball over LSU, 1-0

Jack Pilgrim April 9, 2016

[email protected] UK softball’s midweek rivalry game against the Louisville Cardinals got cancelled on Wednesday night with inclement weather in the area, the Cats came into Saturday afternoon’s...

Strong start propels No. 3 Auburn over No. 12 UK softball 9-0

Jack Pilgrim April 1, 2016

The third ranked Auburn Tigers came to town for a top 15 matchup against UK, where an abundance of fans piled into John Cropp Stadium expecting a game to fit the bill. It wouldn’t take long, however,...

Photo by Lydia Emeric | Staff

UK splits double-header against Ohio

Jack Pilgrim March 29, 2016

[email protected] Softball headed to Athens, Ohio to face the University of Ohio in a double-header matchup on Tuesday afternoon, losing the first game and coming out victorious in the next.Game one...

Shortstop Christian Stokes turns a double play during the game between the University of Kentucky softball team vs. University of Arkansas at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Ky.,on Saturday, April 19, 2014. Photo by Michael Reaves | Staff 

Cats overcome early struggles to complete sweep at Arkansas

Anthony Crawford March 27, 2016

No. 12 UK Softball was able to cap the weekend off on a high note closing out its series against Arkansa on the road with a 12-4 victory.The win finishes the sweep for the Cats in Fayetteville, Arkansas,...

Nunley leads UK to 9-0 shutout over Razorbacks

Jack Pilgrim March 25, 2016

No. 12 UK headed to Fayettville, Arkansas on Friday to begin an SEC series against Arkansas, where they came out victorious in blowout fashion winning 9-0.Senior pitching standout Kelsey Nunley was close...

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

No. 16 UK Softball closes out Winthrop Invitational with 8-0 shutout

Jack Pilgrim March 6, 2016

After starting the Winthrop Invitational with a 3-1 record through the first two days, No. 16 UK looked to close out Sunday’s matchup against event host, the Winthrop Eagles, with a strong finish.After...

UK pitcher, 5, Meagan Prince, led the Cats to their shutout victory. Photo by Kalyn Bradford | Staff

Cats’ pitching continues dominant streak

John Rowland February 27, 2016

After picking up two wins on Friday, the No. 18 UK Softball (13-2) team picked up another win Saturday morning against the Eastern Illinois Panthers (4-10) by a final score of 9-1.In previous outings of...

Photo by Lydia Emeric | Staff

Softball begins Chattanooga Frost Classic with back-to-back shutout victories

Jack Pilgrim February 26, 2016

[email protected] finishing off the Campbell/Cartier Classic last weekend with a 4-1 record, UK softball headed to Chattanooga, Tennessee looking to continue their hot streak in the Chattanooga...

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