UK Softball upset by Utah 5-3 in Lexington regional
05/22/2016 08:51 PM
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UK Softball fell to Utah 5-3 in the Lexington regional to end their historic season. After a dominant first game over Butler, UK fell to Utah and moved into the loser’s bracket. The Wildcats responded with a come from behind win over Illinois in extra innings to secure their spot in the regional final against Utah. After winning the first game of the afternoon 4-0, the Wildcats couldn’t get their offense going early in game two. They went down early 3-0, and Illinois never looked back. This ends the career of pitcher Kelsey Nunley, who is arguably one of the best players in the program’s history.
Nunley had some strong advice for the underclassmen. She said, “Pretty much just be thankful every day to wake up and play the game that you love and you’re so thankful to be at such a great school as UK so you need to be thankful for that. You have to not take advantage of going to school at UK because it’s such a great place to be. You have so many people that care about you and help you, so you don’t need to take advantage of that. You really just have to take it all in and give it your all.”
The Wildcats finished with a 46-14 record and a program best second place finish in the SEC.