We have our first run-rule game of the Tournament!
The Kentucky Wildcats pasted the Ole Miss Rebels 8-0 to win in five innings on Friday morning. With the win, Kentucky is through to the SEC Softball Tournament Semifinals, as they’ll play the Alabama Crimson Tide later Friday night.
The Wildcats collected 11 hits in their four innings at the plate. They put up two runs in the 1st inning and then erupted for six in the 3rd inning. Five players collected at least one RBI, with two — Mallory Peyton and SEC Player of the Year Abbey Cheek — picking up two. Cheek’s two-run bomb was one of the biggest blows of the entire game as she went liftoff in the bottom of the 1st inning.
The 3rd inning saw the Wildcats put up the aforementioned six spot. The first run was scored on a passed ball, as Sarah Rainwater raced through home plate to give them a run. Then, Peyton delivered a double that drove in two more. Bailey Vick pounced later, singling to drive Peyton in. The, Jenny Schaper singled herself and brought in a run, and lastly Katie Reed scored Vick on a single of her own.
Autumn Humes ran into some trouble a few times, but Humes was able to dance her way out of that trouble as well. She finished with four strikeouts and one walk while allowing six hits, none for extra bases.
The Wildcats will play the Alabama Crimson Tide later tonight at 7 p.m. ET. That game will be preceded by a matchup between the Auburn Tigers and Florida Gators.