Kentucky and Butler Suspended Until Saturday Morning
LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky softball team’s opening round game of the 2016 NCAA Softball Tournament with Butler has been suspended in the top of the second inning until Saturday morning due to rain.
The game will resume Saturday at 11 a.m. ET at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington before the winner’s bracket game against Utah – who beat Illinois, 1-0 – starts at its scheduled time of 1 p.m. ET.
Kentucky holds a 2-0 lead in the top of the second after putting up a two spot in the opening inning. Sylver Samuel led off the inning with a bloop single to center before a Katie Reed RBI triple to the wall in center scored Samuel. Abbey Cheek’s RBI groundout pushed across UK’s second run of the inning.
The game will pick up from the point of interruption, with Butler batting against Kelsey Nunley in the top of the second inning with a runner on second base and no outs.
Updated Schedule of Events
2016 Lexington Regional | Tourney Central
John Cropp Stadium (1,500)
Friday, May 20
Game 1: Utah def. Illinois, 1-0
Saturday, May 21
Game 2: Kentucky 2, Butler 0 (Top 2) – 11 a.m. ET [ESPN3, WatchESPN app, ESPNU Bases Loaded]
Game 3: Utah vs. Winner Game 2 – 1 p.m. ET [ESPN3, WatchESPN app, ESPNU Bases Loaded]
Game 4: Illinois vs. Loser Game 2 [ESPN3, WatchESPN app, ESPNU Bases Loaded]
Game 5: Loser Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4 [ESPN3, WatchESPN app, ESPNU Bases Loaded]
Sunday, May 22
Game 6: Winner Game 3* vs. Winner Game 5 – 1pm ET [ESPN3, WatchESPN app, ESPNU Bases Loaded]
Game 7 (if necessary) – Same teams – 3:30 p.m. ET [ESPN3, WatchESPN app, ESPNU Bases Loaded] *
*Winner to Super Regional round May 26-29 on select campus sites
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