UK Softball is Having Another Good Season

Kentucky Softball is currently ranked No. 21 with a 32-20 (14-10 SEC) record and is having another great season.

Since Rachel Lawson became head coach of the Kentucky softball team, the Wildcats have had a winning record and reached the NCAA Tournament in all but her first season. Which is something Kentucky had note ever done before Lawson.

The Wildcats have played the toughest schedule in the country this season which has included wins over then No. 3 Alabama, No. 5 LSU, No. 13 South Carolina, No. 13 Arkansas, No. 14 Auburn, No. 17 Ole Miss, No. 22 Oregon, and No. 23 James Madison.

Kentucky Softball has been a high powered offense this season scoring an average of 6.53 runs per game, ranking No. 12 in the nation. However, the pitching hasn’t been as great with a 3.02 ERA,

One of the brightest spots for Kentucky softball this season has been utility player Abbey Cheek, who has been named a finalist for 2019 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year and was drafted in the third round of the
National Pro Fastpitch Draft.

Cheek has a .450 batting average that ranks top 10 in the country, 19 homeruns which ranks No. 8 in the country, and .620 on base percentage that is No. 3 in the country.

Last season the Kentucky softball team had a similar record at 35-21 (8-15 SEC), and hosted a Super Regional. With one of the best players in Kentucky softball history and one game left in the regular season, the Wildcats could be poised for another deep run this year!

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