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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 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

Are alarm bells beginning to sound for UK softball?

Cole Parke March 31, 2022

Kentucky softball currently checks in at No. 8 in the USA Today softball top 25, but looking at its recent stretch, is it time to start sounding the alarm?The team made headlines over the weekend for its...

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 Wildcat freshman Erin Coffel (21) warms up 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

UK Softball sweeps 2022 Hillenbrand Invitational

Cole Parke February 23, 2022

No. 16 Kentucky softball (9-1) finished the 2022 Hillenbrand Invitational undefeated, going 5-0 in the event, including a win over the host school — No. 9 Arizona.The Hillenbrand Invitational was the...

Kentucky Wildcat Erin Coffel (21) throws the ball towards home 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

Kentucky softball sweeps second doubleheader in Hillenbrand Invitational

Cole Parke February 20, 2022

No. 16 Kentucky softball swept its second doubleheader of the 2022 Hillenbrand Invitational, defeating Long Beach State and No. 9 Arizona on Saturday.With the wins, Kentucky is just one game away from...

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 Wildcats forward Oscar Tshiebwe (34) high fives Kentucky Wildcats guard Kellan Grady (31) during the UK vs. Southern basketball game on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 76-64. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

UK Athletics spring into action this upcoming semester

Cole Parke January 13, 2022

While students are moving back in, hoping to get readjusted to college life for the new semester, UK Athletics is looking to do the same. Matter of fact, some never left.Since students departed in mid-December,...

The Wildcats celebrate during UK’s game against Bellarmine on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, at Wendell and Vickie Bell Soccer Complex in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 4-0. Photo by Jackson Dunavant | Staff

One day, four UK victories

Hunter Shelton September 23, 2021

Sunday, Sept. 19, proved to be a victorious day for UK athletics, as all four teams who were in action defeated their opponents in Lexington. Women’s SoftballKentucky softball, fresh off of an NCAA...

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 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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