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Two Kentucky Softball Players selected in Pro Draft

photo by UK Athletics

photo by UK Athletics

Two Wildcats heard their names called and will now get to see their dreams come true: Abbey Cheek and Katie Reed were both drafted to play professional softball in the National Pro Fastpitch league. Even better? The Cats will be sticking together – both women were selected by the Chicago Bandits.

Cheek, Kentucky’s all-time home run leader, currently leads the SEC with a .482 batting average. She was selected No. 14 overall as a member of the third round.

Reed has been another valuable asset for the Wildcats, picking up multiple conference and All-American honors throughout her time at Kentucky. She was selected by the Bandits as the No. 19 overall pick

“I want to thank the Chicago Bandits for offering Katie and Abbey both chances to continue their careers at the highest level,” head coach Rachel Lawson said. “Both Katie and Abbey are two of our very best players and people – and it’s great to see that all of their hard work at Kentucky has paid off.”

Their next step may be guaranteed, but their work in the blue and white isn’t finished just yet. They have a pretty big game going on right now:

Go Cats. Beat Cards.

Article written by Maggie Davis

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