ATHENS, Ga. – The No. 16 Kentucky Softball crew picked up its largest win of the season Monday evening, shutting out No. 10 Georgia 4-0 behind the arms of Kennedy Sullivan and Sloan Gayan to salvage the ultimate sport of the sequence at Jack Turner Stadium.
Kennedy Sullivan pitched a UK career-high 5.1 innings within the sport, permitting no runs on simply two hits to one of the crucial potent offenses within the nation. Sullivan solely walked 4 and struck out two within the sport with 94 whole pitches and 50 recorded as strikes. Sloan Gayan entered the sport with the bases loaded and one out within the backside of the sixth and bought a popout to Harrison and a strikeout swinging of Sydney Chambley to finish the risk.
With Monday evening’s win, Kentucky picks up its twenty second win of the season and is now 22-9-1 on the yr with a successful file in Southeastern Convention play at 5-4. Georgia falls to 29-7 within the 2023 yr total and falls right into a tie for first place with a 9-2 SEC file. The Bulldogs had their 11-game successful streak, and nine-game successful streak in SEC play snapped Monday evening.
Kentucky scored 4 runs within the sport with Erin Coffel’s RBI single within the third inning plating Kayla Kowalik, after which three extra unearned runs crossed within the fifth inning because of a pair of Georgia errors.
UK doesn’t have a midweek contest this coming week, with the Wildcats subsequent video games coming Friday by Sunday in Oxford, Mississippi in opposition to the Ole Miss Rebels on the Ole Miss Softball Stadium. Sunday’s sport will air dwell on ESPN2.
The important thing play in Monday evening’s win was a #SCTop10 catch by Erin Coffel at quick on a line drive off the bat of Ellie Arimstead, diving to her left and securing an important second out of the inning.
Kennedy Sullivan was the important thing participant within the sport, going 5.1 innings and selecting up her first win of the season within the circle for the Wildcats.
0. Kentucky didn’t enable a run in Monday’s sport, turning into simply the second crew to shutout the Bulldogs all season (Stanford).
Erin Coffel ripped an RBI single into left middle to attain Kayla Kowalik from second to place Kentucky forward within the prime of the third inning. UK 1, UGA 0
Rylea Smith reached on an error within the fifth inning, as a ball was dropped in left area permitting Vanessa Nesby to attain from second on the play. After Taylor Ebbs ripped a sacrifice fly into middle to attain Erin Coffel, an error allowed Smith to attain on Grace Lorsung’s at bat because the fourth run crossed.
UK 4, UGA 0
Within the backside of the seventh, Georgia put two on, however Sloan Gayan bought a grounder to quick to finish the sport.
FINAL – Kentucky 4, Georgia 0