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Kentucky Sports Report (week of April 18)

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Softball
- With a 4-0 week the No. 18 Kentucky softball team eclipsed the 30-win plateau for the third consecutive season, a feat never achieved before in school history.
- Junior Rachel Riley blasted two home runs in the nightcap of a sweep of Marshall. She became the fourth different UK player to hit two long balls in a single outing. Riley also picked up the win in the circle, working 5.0 innings of relief.
- Junior Brittany Cervantes hit two home runs this week to run her season total to 13. She is now just two round trippers shy of breaking Molly Johnson's career home run record.
- Junior hurler Chanda Bell worked 8.2 innings of action over the Tennessee Tech series. She threw 19 strikeouts, including 16 in a victory during the second game to match her own single-game record in that category.
- Freshman Lauren Cumbess secured the win in the circle in the opening game of the TTU series. She then delivered a game-tying RBI single in the sixth inning to help UK force extra innings to set the stage for senior Samantha DeMartine's walk-off homer in the 10th
in the nightcap.

Men's tennis
- Kentucky completed another come-from-behind victory Saturday at No. 29 Vanderbilt, coming back to grab a 4-3 win in its regular-season finale against the Commodores in Nashville, Tenn. With the win, Kentucky clinched the No. 3 seed in the Southeastern
Conference Tournament in Gainesville, Fla. The Wildcats will receive a bye in the first round before facing either South Carolina or Auburn on Friday morning at 9 ET.
- The win moves the Wildcats to 5-1 on the road in SEC play and 8-4 overall away from home. The win moves UK to 14-7 against teams ranked in the top 50 this season. Kentucky's 8-3 record in SEC play marks the second consecutive year that UK has posted eight SEC wins. UK has also earned a top-four seed in the SEC Tournament in back-to-back seasons.
- Kentucky posted the win over Vandy after four solid singles wins from No. 3 Eric Quigley, No. 56 Alex Musialek, No. 88 Alberto Gonzalez and No. 117 Anthony Rossi. Quigley paced the Wildcats by taking down a top-30 ranked player, while Rossi clinched the match in a three-set thriller.

Baseball
- The Kentucky baseball team completed a four-game week on Sunday, highlighted by a win at No. 28 Louisville on Tuesday night. The Wildcats traveled to Ole Miss for the weekend series, with the Rebels sweeping the series.
- UK fell in the three-game series at Ole Miss by a combined four runs, with two one-run losses and a two-run loss on Saturday.
- The Wildcats have been led offensively by senior shortstop Taylor Black, who has batted .346 with 12 doubles, two triples, one homer and 24 RBI, stealing 10 bases.
- On the mound, Alex Meyer (3-5, 3.59 ERA) leads UK in innings pitched (62.2) and strikeouts (71), tossing nine starts and two complete games.

Track and field
- Senior Keenan Hall was awarded the Tony Wilson Memorial Trophy for being the most outstanding male field athlete during the meet. Hall won the men's triple jump with a personal-best mark of 15.56-meter/51-00.7 and finished second in the long jump at
7.46m/24-05.75.
- Senior Sharif Webb won the 800m run with a time of 1:49.32, marking his second victory in two chances this season, after winning with a school-record and SEC-leading time of 1:47.19 at the Florida Relays.
- Freshman Allison Peare posted a career-best time of 2:09.64 in the 800m to take fourth, drawing closer to the freshman school record of 2:06.47, set in 1986.
- Senior Colin Boevers claimed two top-five finishes during the meet, collecting third in the discus and fourth in the shot put. Boevers, an All-America honoree in the discus throw last year, threw 53.44m/175-04 to capture the bronze. In the shot put, the senior made a long toss of 15.97m/52-04.75 to grab fourth.
- Junior Precious Nwokey rounded out her first heptathlon competition in 2011 as the second-place finisher with 5,309 points. Nwokey holds the school record in the event with a total score of 5,543.

Men's golf
- The Kentucky men's golf team finished the SEC Championships in ninth place after sophomore Chase Parker and freshman Stephen Powers each finished in
the top 20.
- Parker shot a 1-under-par 69 in the final round to end the 54-hole tournament tied for 12th, while Powers earned his second consecutive top-22 finish by ending
his first SEC Championship appearance tied for 19th.
- Kentucky concludes the 2010-11 season with four top-three finishes as a team, increasing the total number of top-three finishes under 10-year head coach Brian Craig to 35. Individually, UK players earned 14 top-20 finishes during the year, including Belden who had a
team-high five top-20 finishes.

Women's golf
- Kentucky finished 10th in the SEC Women's Golf Championships.
- Sophomore Betsie Johnson led UK with a 10-over par 226 to finish in 23rd place individually.
- Johnson found success on Auburn University Club's four par 5 holes. The Nicholasville, Ky., native was 3-under par on the par 5s.
- UK will learn if it has been invited to the NCAA Championships on a conference call on April 25 at 6 p.m. ET.

Women's tennis
- The Cats fell to No. 18 Vanderbilt 5-2 on Senior Day Saturday. Megan Broderick, Lauren Meier and Nicole Scates were recognized on Senior Day.
- Broderick won a thrilling match over No. 76 Alex Leatu in her final match at the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Center, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.
- Sophomore Jessica Stiles turned in the most dominating performance of her collegiate career with a straight sets 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 2 singles. Stiles' win was her 10th singles victory this season, the most on the team and her fourth conference win.
- The Cats are the No. 10 seed in the SEC Tournament and will face No. 7 seed LSU in the opening round in Knoxville, Tenn., on Thursday.

Upcoming schedule

Tuesday, April 19
Softball hosts Eastern Kentucky - 4 p.m.
Baseball at Western Kentucky - 7 p.m.

Wednesday, April 20
Softball hosts Louisville - 6 p.m.

Thursday, April 21
Women's tennis vs. LSU - 6 p.m. (Knoxville, Tenn.)

Friday, April 22
Men's tennis vs. South Carolina/Auburn - 9 a.m. (Gainesville, Fla.)
Baseball hosts Arkansas - 6:30 p.m.
Softball at South Carolina - 7 p.m.
Track and field at UCSD Triton Invitational (La Jolla, Calif.)
Women's tennis at SEC Tournament (Knoxville, Tenn.)

Satruday, April 23
Football hosts Blue/White Spring Game - 3 p.m.
Softball at South Carolina - 4 p.m.
Baseball hosts Arkansas - 7 p.m.
Women's tennis at SEC Tournament (Knoxville, Tenn.)
Men's tennis at SEC Tournament (Gainesville, Fla.)
Track and field at UCSD Triton Invitational (La Jolla, Calif.)
Track and field at Jesse Owens Invitational (Columbus, Ohio)

Sunday, April 24
Baseball hosts Arkansas - 1 p.m.
Softball at South Carolina - 1 p.m.
Women's tennis at SEC Tournament (Knoxville, Tenn.)
Men's tennis at SEC Tournament (Gainesville, Fla.)
Track and field at Jesse Owens Invitational (Columbus, Ohio)

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