No inside information here to report -- just wanted to congratulate the UK softball team for a huge season-opening victory Thursday night at the Kajikawa Class in Tempe, Ariz.
The Cats upset No. 5 Arizona State 5-2 on the Sun Devils' home field late Thursday night. Three UK players belted home runs and Annie Rowlands drove in three runs to deliver a huge season-opening splash for the Cats.
Sophomore pitcher Chanda Bell picked up where she left off last season with a two-run (one earned) complete game. Bell fanned 14 batters on the evening and surrendered just four hits.
UK returns to action Friday morning at 11 vs. San Diego State for the first of two games on the day. If the Cats come even close to matching Thursday night's effort, there's little doubt they'll be in the top 25 next week.