Cheek Shines, Pitching Strong in Fall Game vs. Lake Land

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LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky softball team hosted Lake Land College over the weekend for a fall exhibition game on Sunday afternoon with the UK pitching staff shining bright and offensive slugger Abbey Cheek picking up where she left off from 2016 in the spring.

Cheek went 2-3 on the afternoon with seven RBI and also drew a walk in one of her four plate appearances. She had two home runs in the game with one coming as a two-run HR, and the other as a three-run bomb.

In the circle, Kentucky was strong in the 10-inning game as five different pitchers saw time with each of them throwing two pitches. The Wildcats’ Larissa Spellman led off the game with two scoreless and hitless innings while striking out three batters. Senior Meagan Prince only allowed one base runner in her two innings joining Shannon Smith and Maddie Boyd as the four UK pitchers to each throw two shutout innings.

Kentucky will host Lincoln Memorial on Oct. 7 in its next fall game at John Cropp Stadium. First pitch is slated for 6 p.m. ET from Lexington.

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