Got plans this afternoon? Cancel them. The UK Softball team starts its run to the Women’s College World Series at 2:30 p.m. when they host Toledo at John Cropp Stadium. At noon, Virginia Tech plays Illinois. The winners of each game will square off Saturday at noon.
To advance to the NCAA Super Regionals, UK must get at least three wins over the next three days (each regional follows a double-elimination format). Here’s the schedule:
Friday, May 17
Game 1 – Illinois vs. Virginia Tech – Noon ET – ESPN3
Game 2 – Toledo vs. Kentucky – 2:30 p.m. ET – ESPN3
Saturday, May 18
Game 3 – Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 – Noon ET
Game 4 – Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 – 2:30 p.m. ET
Game 5 – Loser Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4 – 5 p.m. ET
Sunday, May 19
Game 6 – Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 5 – Noon ET
Game 7 – (If necessary) – 2:30 p.m. ET
*** Times subject to change for TV
Both all-session and single-session tickets are available through UKathletics.com/NCAATickets. If you can’t make it in person, all games will be available on ESPN3 and the ESPN app with Dave Baker and former Florida Gator All-American Francesca Enea on the call.