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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Kentucky junior Lauren Johnson runs to third base during the home opener against Texas A&M on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 11-9. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Kentucky routs Kent State 9-1 to close out John Cropp Classic

Cole Parke March 5, 2022

No. 12 Kentucky (16-2) defeated Kent State (6-7) 9-1 to close out the John Cropp Classic, Kentucky’s first home tournament of the season.The game was a close battle, until an electric fourth inning saw...

Kentucky Wildcat freshman Stephanie Schoonover (23) pitches during the UK vs. Morehead State game on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at Cropp Softball Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 13-1. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Kentucky softball sweeps second doubleheader of season; outscores opponents 30-6

Cole Parke February 18, 2022

No. 16 Kentucky softball (6-1) swept its second doubleheader of the season on Friday, outscoring its opponents 30-6.The doubleheader saw the Wildcats duel UC Santa Barbara first at noon, followed by a...

Kentucky softball begins season 4-1

Aaron Benjamin February 17, 2022

Kentucky softball began its 2022 season at the Northern Lights Southern Nights tournament, finishing with a 4-1 record at the Sleepy Hollow Sports Complex in Leesburg, Florida.The Cats kicked off the tournament...

Kentucky junior Lauren Johnson runs to third base during the home opener against Texas A&M on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 11-9. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

UK softball continues hot start, defeats Iowa 11-3

Aaron Benjamin February 12, 2022

No. 19 Kentucky softball defeated the Iowa Hawkeyes 11-3 on Saturday morning at the Sleepy Hollow Sports Complex in Leesburg, Florida. The win pushed the Wildcats to 4-0 in the dawn of the new season...

Kentucky Wildcats libero Gabby Curry (12) makes confetti angels after the University of Kentucky vs. Texas NCAA women’s volleyball championship game on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska. UK won 3-1. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

UNDAUNTED: Visibility and viewership

Natalie Parks September 16, 2021

Maddie Berezowitz is a UK junior, NCAA Elite 90 award winner and a national champion. She’s also a volleyball fan. And she wants other people to be, too.As Berezowitz and her team progressed through...

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 | Staff

Kentucky’s season ended in Super Regional sweep to Alabama

Barkley Truax May 29, 2021

No. 3 Alabama (50-7) swept No. 14 Kentucky (43-16) 2-0 (4-3, 4-1) in the Tuscaloosa Super Regional Saturday afternoon. "For this team, I'm incredibly proud of them and their resiliency because of what...

The starters for UK are introduced before the University of Kentucky vs. University of Georgia softball game on Monday, April 12, 2021, at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. UK lost 5-2. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Kentucky escapes upset against Louisville in extra innings

Barkley Truax April 21, 2021

No. 14 Kentucky (31-10) came back to defeat Louisville (16-21) 6-5 in extra innings Wednesday night behind Lauren Johnson’s walk-off RBI shot to center field.“To be able to stay and grind . . . and...

Kentucky sophomore Kayla Kowalik returns to the dugout during the home opener against Texas A&M on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 11-9. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Softball up to 9-0 following dominant weekend in North Carolina

Eric Decker February 22, 2021

Kentucky softball swept another doubleheader on Sunday, pushing their spotless record to 9-0 behind a combined 24-0 score over North Carolina Central and Mount St. Mary’s. The No. 12 Wildcats won both...

Kentucky freshman Rylea Smith hits the ball during the game against Marshall on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 16-15. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Cats knock out Spartans 7-2, 14-4 in first of three doubleheader days

Eric Decker February 19, 2021

Rachel Lawson and her No. 12 ranked Wildcats took care of business to begin their weekend trip in North Carolina, snagging both ends of a doubleheader versus UNC Greensboro. Kentucky swiped game one 7-2,...

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 senior Katie Reed catches a ball 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 run-rules Virginia Tech to advance to third consecutive Super Regional

Mohammad Ahmad May 19, 2019

Third time's the charm.That’s what some Cats fans might be thinking after the No. 14 seeded UK softball team (36-22) defeated the Virginia Tech Hokies 11-1 (47-11) in six innings in the NCAA Lexington...

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)...

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