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UK Softball Loses Heartbreaker in Super Regional

Chet White | UK Athletics

Chet White | UK Athletics

The Kentucky softball team entered the seventh and final inning with a 5-2 lead, three outs away from forcing a decisive game three at Oregon in the Super Regionals.  They left the seventh inning on the ring side of the acoreboard.

Oregon scored four runs on four hits in the top half of the inning to end the Wildcats’ season with a 6-5 loss.

Kentucky scored early with two runs in the first inning. Abby Cheek’s homerun in the bottom of the fourth gave the Cats’ all the momentum, but it would not last.

Oregon got on the board in the top of the fifth when Meagan Prince was called for an illegal pitch with the bases loaded. It was the first of many questionable calls from behind home plate. UK Twitter nearly imploded in the seventh when the strike zone got tighter, and tighter, and tighter, until Oregon took the lead.

Despite the tough loss, Coach Lawson’s team deserves to be commended for another excellent season (39-19), one that ended just short of the program’s second College World Series appearance.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

8 Comments for UK Softball Loses Heartbreaker in Super Regional

  1. Catlogic15
    9:58 pm May 27, 2017 Permalink

    Lawson made a mistake bringing Prince in after she couldn’t throw a strike last night. Same tonight and gave up 4 runs. Walked the winning run. All on Lawson.

    • timewilltell
      10:26 pm May 27, 2017 Permalink


    • TBW3011
      11:56 pm May 27, 2017 Permalink

      Tough loss. Don’t blame her for the change. Mistake was not intentionally walking the girl with 2nd and 3rd and 1 out up 1 run. It was a no brainer. We didn’t and she gets a hit that scores 2 and gives them the lead.

  2. Steady
    9:59 pm May 27, 2017 Permalink

    Epic choke.

    • TBW3011
      11:57 pm May 27, 2017 Permalink

      Yep. 3 run lead with 3 outs to go in fast pitch softball is like being up 6-8 runs in baseball going to the 9th.

  3. sckysportsink
    6:35 am May 28, 2017 Permalink

    Any pitcher that has to pitch to a 12×15 size plate against a quality(home) team is going to get hit. The Cats still had a very good season.

  4. catsarerunnin
    7:36 am May 28, 2017 Permalink

    Perhaps too many pop ups. Very similar to the new,pop up filled KSR.

  5. UkfanMatt
    5:29 pm May 28, 2017 Permalink

    Well, the ended up on “the ring side of the acoreboard”. Wow, proofread and edit much?