A RBI double by Krystal Smith followed by a 2-RBI single from Ginny Carroll gave Kentucky 3 runs in the 4th inning to break a 1-1 tie. From there, the ‘Cats added on in the top of the 7th inning with 3 more runs, 2 of which came off the bat of Griffin Joiner.
Sophomore Kelsey Nunley was back in the circle one more time against UCLA to earn the win. Nunley hurled all 7 innings in all 3 games against the Bruins, this time allowing only 1 run on 6 hits.
The ‘Cats advance to the Women’s College World Series for the first time in program history. Play will begin Thursday, May 29th in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Kentucky will take on the Ragin’ Cajuns of Louisiana-Lafayette.