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Kentucky Sports Report (week of April 25)

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Softball
- UK snapped an eight-game losing streak to Louisville behind an improbable comeback effort. After trailing 7-0, UK rallied for 14 straight runs to take down the Cardinals 14-8 on Wednesday.
- With a pair of wins at South Carolina, UK has now captured five SEC series this year. That marks the most SEC series wins in a single season in school history.
- The Wildcats blasted nine home runs this week led by three from Samantha DeMartine. UK has now totaled 60 for the year, which is a new single-season school record.
- Kentucky owns a 35-11 overall record which marks the most wins in a year in the Rachel Lawson era. Kentucky is one win shy of matching a program record for wins in a season, and two SEC wins from matching the most in league play.

Baseball
- The Kentucky baseball team completed a four-game week with its first series win over No. 12 Arkansas since the 2005 season. The Wildcats fell one win shy of notching the first series sweep over the Razorbacks in program history.
- UK returns to action with a midweek test vs. Louisville on Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET, before traveling to face No. 27 LSU in a three-game series, beginning on Thursday night as part of the ESPN Thursday Night SEC Game of the Week at Alex Box Stadium.
- Kentucky posted a thrilling 3-2 walkoff win in the series opener, using a complete-game gem from junior righty Alex Meyer, who struck out 10 in his third complete-game outing of the year, allowing only three hits and one earned run.
- In the second game of the series, UK posted a 3-1 win, using a good start from freshman Corey Littrell and relief from Alex Phillips and Trevor Gott. Littrell finished one out shy of a quality start, while Phillips took the game into the ninth inning, with Gott saving his
second game of the year with two strikeouts to end the game.
- UK has been led offensively by senior shortstop Taylor Black, who has batted .337 with 12 doubles, two triples, two homers and 27 RBI, stealing 10 bases. Braden Kapteyn has batted .321 with nine doubles, five homers and 38 RBI.

Men's tennis
- The Kentucky men's tennis team made a thrilling run in the SEC Tournament, defeating two top-20 ranked teams in No. 20 Auburn and No. 5 Georgia before falling to No. 17 Florida in the finals.
- The finals appearance for Kentucky was its first since 1992, when the Wildcats earned its lone SEC Tournament crown in school history. During the championship run in 1992, the No. 1-seeded Wildcats downed Tennessee and Ole Miss en route to a 5-2 win
over LSU to win the championship.
- Although UK fell in the finals, the tournament run from beginning to end was historic for the UK program. The win over the Bulldogs was the first for Kentucky since the 2003 season and its first outside of Lexington since 1997. It also broke the school record for wins in a single season and marked the first time in the modern era of the program that Kentucky has set a
school record for wins in consecutive seasons.
- Seniors Brad Cox and Alberto Gonzalez were named to the all-tournament team for their impressive tournament play. Cox teamed up with junior Eric Quigley to take down two top-30 ranked doubles duos, while going 1-1 in singles action. Gonzalez was also solid for UK, winning a key doubles match Saturday in the win against Georgia and going 2-1 in singles.

Women's tennis
- UK defeated No. 59 LSU 4-3 in the first round of the 2011 SEC Women's Tournament before falling to No. 14 Tennessee 4-0 in the tournament quarterfinals.
- UK won two of the three doubles matches against LSU, and led the third match before play was suspended with the doubles point having already been won.
- The Cats earned victories in singles play against LSU from senior Megan Broderick and sophomore Jessica Stiles at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, as well as freshman Caitlin McGraw at No. 4.
- Kentucky finishes its season with a 5-20 overall record and a 2-9 mark in SEC play. Stiles led the Cats this year with a team-high 11 singles victories.
- Freshman Khristina Blajkevitch and Stiles led the Cats with six and four singles victories in conference play, respectively.
- Broderick, Lauren Meier and Nicole Scates will be graduating from the team. Broderick leaves the Cats with 64 victories in singles play.


Upcoming schedule

Tuesday, April 26
Baseball hosts Louisville - 7 p.m.

Wednesday, April 27
Softball hosts Ole Miss (DH) - 4 p.m.

Thursday, April 28
Baseball at LSU - 7:30 p.m.
Track and field at Drake Relays (Des Moines, Iowa)

Friday, April 29
Softball at Alabama - 7:30 p.m.
Baseball at LSU - 8 p.m.
Track and field at Drake Relays (Des Moines, Iowa)

Saturday, April 30
Baseball at LSU - 2 p.m.
Softball at Alabama - 2:30 p.m
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Track and field at Drake Relays (Des Moines, Iowa)
Track and field at Payton Jordan Invitational (Palo Alto, Calif.)

Sunday, May 1
Softball at Alabama - 2:30 p.m.

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