On the diamond, Kentucky is having early-season success in both sports.
The Wildcat Softball Team won its double-header earlier on Friday against New Mexico State and Florida International, respectively, outscoring both teams by a combined count of 17-6. Kentucky smashed New Mexico State 11-1 in just five innings to start the day before taking down FIU 6-5 in the second outing. Over to the UK Baseball Team, they won its second game of the season with a dominating 10-0 win over Milwaukee.
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— Kentucky Softball (@UKsoftball) February 26, 2021
Three freshmen help pave the way to our 8th win in a row! On, On, U of K! We were right for the fight today! pic.twitter.com/Pv6MiHyktu
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UK Softball, a consensus top 15 squad in the country, continues its undefeated stretch to start the year and is now 11-0 on the season. UK Baseball, meanwhile, had its opening-series against North Carolina canceled before taking down Miami (OH) 5-1 this past Tuesday and blanking Milwaukee on Friday, moving them to 2-0 on the season.
On the softball side, first-year infielder Erin Coffel tied two single-game school records, powering two home runs while driving in six runs against New Mexico State. In the second contest against FIU, an RBI triple in the bottom of the seventh inning from Renee Abernathy led to a Kentucky walk-off victory. UK trailed 5-4 before Abernathy knocked in two runs to secure the win.
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Back to baseball, UK is currently riding an eight-game win streak that dates back to last season. The ‘Cats stole seven bases on Friday, tying the record for most at Kentucky Proud Park while debuting four new players in the infield.
Kentucky Softball will continue its weekend of games throughout Saturday and Sunday, where they’ll play another double-header on Saturday before a single-game match on Sunday. Kentucky Baseball is scheduled for a double-header as well on Saturday, facing off against Milwaukee two more times to close out the weekend.