Kentucky Wildcats Softball Sends Louisiana-Lafayette To Losers Bracket

Rich DeCray - SBN

At first it appeared as if Kentucky and Louisiana-Lafayette were going to be in for a back and forth game...at first.

Aided by a ULL fielding error, the Wildcats were able to get Nikki Sagerman across the plate in the top of the first but the Cajuns quickly answered in the bottom half when Lexie Elkins left the park and the two teams were off to a fantastic start at 1-1 after the first frame. However, from that point on the Wildcats would settle to dispose of ULL in a very business like fashion.

"Home runs are a part of the game," Kentucky pitcher Kelsey Nunley said about the ball that left the yard, "I just settled in and went back to work." And back to work she  went. Over the next six innings she grounded one of the top offenses in the nation by not allowing another hit.

"We weren't going to pitch to their catcher again," Kentucky coach Rachel Lawson said when asked about the five walks surrendered by Nunley. "There were a few of their players that we were going to pitch around to see if they'd go fish. When they hit the ball it goes a long way."

Meanwhile, the Wildcats were only able to get five hits themselves but three ULL errors helped them plate single runs in the second, fourth, and sixth innings and ultimately get to the final of 4-1.

Nunley improved her season record to 30-9 while ULL starter Christina Hamilton dropped to 29-3.

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