Happy Monday Lexington, KY….hope everyone had a great weekend enjoying the weather…playing some frisbee golf at Shilito, hanging out at Lake Cumberland, watching the Preakness, biking in Jacobson Park, or the most important thing — WATCHING UK SOFTBALL WIN THEIR REGIONAL TOURNAMENT!!!
UK softball is now just 2 wins away from the Women’s College World Series! They play Arizona St in a best of 3 series…we can’t wait to watch it.
Here is the entire news release via LEX 18 and TOPS IN LEX:
The No. 12 University of Kentucky softball team will continue its 2013 NCAA Tournament run at Alberta B. Farrington Softball Stadium in Tempe, Ariz., starting Saturday, May 25 against No. 5 national seed Arizona State, the NCAA announced Sunday night.
Kentucky (41-19) and Arizona State (48-10) will start the best-of-three series Saturday at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN2, with game two of the series coming Sunday at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN. If necessary, game three of the series will be played at 8 p.m. ET Sunday on ESPN2. All three games will also be available on WatchESPN.
Arizona State will be the home team Saturday night, while UK will be the home team in game two on Sunday. The higher seeded team has the choice of home/away in game three, if necessary. A full schedule is listed below.
Kentucky, which is making its fifth appearance all-time in the NCAA Tournament, is playing in its second NCAA Super Regional in school history. The Wildcats are having arguably one of the best seasons in program history in 2013, setting a new school record for wins in a season with 41. Freshman pitcher Kelsey Nunley was fantastic for UK in regional action, going 3-1 with a 0.83 ERA.
Arizona State won all three of its games in the NCAA Tempe Regional over the weekend, taking down Southeastern Conference foe Georgia, twice, and San Jose State. Pitcher Dallas Escobedo was the star of the regional for ASU, winning all three games, including a no-hit effort against San Jose State and two shutout performances against Georgia.
NCAA Tempe Super Regional
Kentucky – 40-19
Arizona State – 48-10
Game One: Saturday, May 25 – Kentucky vs. Arizona State – 10 p.m. ET – ESPN2
Game Two: Sunday, May 26 – Arizona State vs. Kentucky – 5 p.m. ET – ESPN
Game Three: Sunday, May 26 – Kentucky vs. Arizona State – 8 p.m. ET – ESPN2*
* If necessary