UK SOFTBALL: UK advances to Super Regional with 4-2 win over Illinois

05/21/2017 03:59 PM

Kentucky toook a 3-0 lead in the first inning and was able to withstand a comeback attempt by Illinois in the 6th and 7th innings of today’s game.

In the top of the first inning Junior OF Brooklin Hinz triples to bring Abby Cheek home from first and then freshman Alex Martens hits a two-run home run to extend the lead to 3-0. In the top of the third Alex Martens brings home Cheek with a sacrifice fly. Megan Prince came into the game in the bottom of the 6th to end a threat with runners on and finishes the game for the Cats.

With the win today UK advances to its fifth super regional and will face the winner of the Oregon vs Wisconsin game.

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