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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Kentucky Wildcat junior Tatum Spangler (5) pitches during 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

Cats complete comeback after massive sixth inning rally, defeat LSU 5-3

Ian Alvano April 2, 2022

No. 8 Kentucky bounced back after its midweek loss, this time defeating LSU 5-3 in Baton Rouge on Friday night. UK moves to 23-8 (4-3) after the win over the No. 20 Tigers, bumping itself to 22-13 (3-4)...

Kentucky infielder Alexia Lacatena (35) makes a throw to first base during the UK vs. Oklahoma softball game on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. Oklahoma won 9-1. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

No. 8 Kentucky blanked 3-0 at home by Ohio State

Ian Alvano March 30, 2022

Lexie Handley was the star of the show for Ohio State after her strong performance led the Buckeyes to a 3-0 victory over Kentucky on Tuesday night in Lexington.  The Wildcats were unable to get a run...

Kentucky catcher Kayla Kowalik (99) looks towards the dugout during the UK vs. Oklahoma softball game on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. Oklahoma won 9-1. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

No. 8 Kentucky routed 9-1 at home by No. 1 Oklahoma

Cole Parke March 22, 2022

No. 8 Kentucky (20-6) was defeated 9-1 inside John Cropp Stadium by No. 1 Oklahoma (26-0) on Tuesday, suffering its first non-invitational home loss of the season.The loss was given to junior pitcher Miranda...

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 junior Lauren Johnson chases down a ground 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

Kentucky softball drops first game of season in 6-1 loss to No. 13 Virginia Tech

Cole Parke February 13, 2022

No. 19 Kentucky (4-1) closed out the Northern Lights Southern Nights Tournament with its first loss of the season on Sunday, coming up short 6-1 against No. 13 Virginia Tech (5-0).While the final score...

No. 20 Kentucky softball kicks off 2022 season in tournament

Cole Parke February 10, 2022

No. 20 Kentucky softball is set to kick-off its 2022 season on Thursday, Feb. 10, in the Northern Lights Southern Lights Tournament in Leesburg, Florida.The Wildcats first square off with Wisconsin on...

Kentucky senior guard Jaida Roper is helped off of the ground by her teammates during the University of Kentucky vs. Georgia womens basketball senior night game on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 88-77. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

UNDAUNTED: Strength in solidarity

Natalie Parks September 28, 2021

Scroll through the hashtag #UKWildcatWomen on Twitter and you’ll find dozens of posts shouting out UK-affiliated women that inspire others. The hashtag, first promoted by UK volleyball, recognizes National...

Kentucky Wildcats senior Grace Baalman (3) and sophomore Miranda Stoddard (1) celebrate after a home run 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 releases 2022 SEC softball schedule

Cole Parke September 23, 2021

Kentucky Softball has released their conference schedule for the 2022 season, their 15th under head coach Rachel Lawson.UK finished their 2021 campaign with an overall record of 43-16. They made it to...

Kentucky Wildcat sophomore Rylea Smith (19) dives and misses a catch during 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

UK opens fall ball season defeating Louisville 5-4

Barkley Truax September 19, 2021

Who’s ready for some fall ball?Kentucky took the field against in-state rival Louisville, winning in comeback fashion 5-4 just 16 weeks after ending their season against Alabama in the 2021 NCAA Super...

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 Wildcat Kayla Kowalik (99) celebrates scoring a run during 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

Kayla Kowalik named First-Team All-American

Barkley Truax June 2, 2021

Kentucky's softball season may be over, but the celebrations have just begun for junior catcher Kayla Kowalik as she was named 2021 First-Team NFCA All-American Wednesday afternoon.With this selection,...

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...

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