Kentucky softball is one win away from reaching the Super Regionals for the second time in the last three years. The Wildcats have won the first two games of the Lexington Regional and now have to win one of the next two against Virginia Tech, a team the Cats beat Saturday afternoon to bump into the loser’s bracket.
The win marked the 40th of the season, tying the school record for most wins in a season from 2011.
The MVP this weekend has been freshman pitcher Kelsey Nunley. She has pitched the full 15 innings for the team in this tournament and posted an extraordinary 0.47 ERA with 10 strikeouts. Opponents are hitting just .140 against her.
We’ll have more on the softball team as they gear up for Virginia Tech later this morning. But for now, here’s to you ladies!
— In the Lexington Regional, Virginia Tech fell to the loser’s bracket by way of a loss to Kentucky Saturday afternoon. They came back and played a mind-numbing 13 innings versus Marshall to stay alive. They have a tough hill to climb today.
— Marshall starting pitcher Andi Williamson threw 216 pitches in 12.2 innings versus the Hokies. And the game before that, she threw 118 versus Notre Dame. That is more than 330 pitches in one day. Hats off to you, Ms. Williamson for an outstanding effort.
— Kentucky baseball salvaged a win on the road against Missouri. But it’s too little too late for the Cats. Only hope for a bid in the NCAA Tournament is to win the SEC.
— The baseball team drew an 11-seed for the SEC Tournament and will play 6-seed Ole Miss Tuesday in a single-elimination game. The winner will face 3-seed Arkansas in the double-elimination portion of the bracket.
— Jerry Tipton (Yes, Jerry Tipton) writes a good column about social media and recruiting. If you tweet players nasty messages, you are part of the problem. You are not a keyboard warrior; you are a scourge of the Big Blue Nation.
— Everyone knows future Kentucky hoops star Marcus Lee as a tall, lanky forward on the court. But did you know he is a volleyball star too? He helped his school win its first state title Friday to cap off his senior year.