Series continues Saturday at Noon ET at John Cropp Stadium
UK squares off against LSU on Friday at 6 p.m.; Saturday at Noon; Sunday at 1 p.m.
UK softball team returns to action Friday at 6 p.m. ET when it hosts No. 1 LSU
Freshman pitcher Erin Rethlake tosses seven strong innings for third win of the season
UK softball sweeps doubleheader at Murray State behind three homers and strong pitching
Freshman (2014):Played in 25 games with 22 at-bats, earning two hits and an RBI ... First career hit in game one vs. Missouri, sparking a two-run rally ... In her first career start against MVSU, she launched a leadoff home run ... Had an RBI groundout vs. Arkansas and a sacrifice fly vs. WKU.
High School: A four-year letterwinner at Marshall County High School under head coach Kara Hamby in Western Kentucky ... Was an offensive star for the Lady Marshals, playing mostly on the infield ... Hit .472 her senior year at the dish, while totaling an impressive .512 mark her junior year ... Hit well as an underclassman as well with a .474 average her sophomore season and .492 average her freshman season ... Led her team to the district championship in 2009, 2010-13, while the Lady Marshals won the regional championship in 2009 ... Earned several awards in high school being named to the All-Region Team every year she played, while earning All-State honors in 2013 ... Was also selected to play in the Kentucky East/West All-Start Game her junior and senior seasons ... Played with the Illinois Southern Force travel team, which finished top five in 2010 and 2011 at the Amateur Softball Association of America National Tournament ... The Played for the Fury last summer in travel ball, finishing fourth at Gold Nationals in 2013 ... Honor roll student all four years on high school graduating in the top 10 in her class ... Was also active in the community, volunteering at a local nursing home and was a member of the National Honor Society and Beta Club ... Parents are Mike and Cindi Ray ... Has one brother, Brandon Ray ... Plans a major in human health science ... Nicknamed "Buzz."