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UK Softball Defeats Miss. State in Extra Innings

Picture via UKathletics.

Picture via UKathletics.

Picture via UKathletics.

The Cats defeated Miss. State today in extra innings with a walk-off single by Nikki Sagermann in their first SEC game of the tournament. Christian Stokes started the game off with a solo homerun in the first inning followed by a RBI single by Nikki Sagermann, which gave the Cats the early lead. The Wildcats stretched the lead 3-0 in the bottom of the 5th after a RBI single up the middle by Christian Stokes that scored Emily Jolly. Kelsey Nunley threw a good game on the mound, holding Miss. State scoreless through the first 6 innings before they rallied back. With two-on two-out for Miss. State in the 6th inning, Foulks singled to the left side to load the bases and the following batter, Bailey, hit a triple to right center field to tie the game 3-3. The Cats ended the game in the bottom of the 9th inning after a RBI single by Nikki Sagermann to win the game, 4-3.

Earlier this week, Kentucky sophomores Kelsey Nunley and Nikki Sagermann, along with junior Griffin Joiner were named All-SEC performers by league coaches. Nunley was one of three pitchers to be named on the All-SEC second team while Nikki Sagermann was one of five infielders to earn second team All-SEC honors. Griffin Joiner earned her second consecutive honor as SEC All-Defensive Team and was the only catcher this year to earn the honor. Joiner has now received four All-SEC Honors’ and is the third player in UK history to receive four or more honors from league coaches.

The Cats will play Tennessee Thursday at 1:30 p.m ET in their second game of the SEC Tournament.

Article written by Jennifer Davidson