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
Kentucky and Auburn will play a doubleheader Saturday starting at 4 p.m. ET at Moore Field
UK softball team to face second ranked league foe on the road to start SEC play
Junior Griffin Joiner had two home runs in UK's season opener vs. Santa Clara.
Cumbess' First-Career No-Hitter Clinches Series Over Georgia; Wildcats clinch series vs. UGA for just the second time in school history and first since 2000
Softball's Season Concludes in Tourney Thriller; Riley works six scoreless innings in relief; Joiner hits two-run homer
Five-Run Second Enough to Power UK Past Valpo; Rachel Riley gets ninth win on season, Chanda Bell picks up fourth save
Softball Grabs Victory Behind Riley, O'Brien; O'Brien hits first homer of season in win
Softball's Late Charge Falls Short to No. 10/11 Georgia; Cervantes' seventh-inning homer not enough
Cumbess' First-Career No-Hitter Clinches Series Over Georgia; UGA series win is just the second time in school history
Junior (2014): Started all 69 games, setting a new single-season record for games played in a single season ... Finished second on the team in batting average at .309 (60-for-194) with 11 doubles, 10 homers and 39 RBI ... Set a new school record for putouts in a season with 442, while her .998 fielding percentage was the seventh-best in program history ... Named Louisville Slugger/NFCA National Player of the Week and SEC Player of the Week after hitting .667 the opening weekend with two doubles, three homers and nine RBI ... Went 4-for-4 against Loyola Marymount with her first career grand slam, ending the game with five RBI ... Played great in the Texas Classic with three home runs and five RBI ... Had more home runs through 15 games than anyone in school history ... Drew four four-pitch walks in UK's game vs. Texas, tying the school record for most walks in a game ... Had two hits vs. Marshall with a run scored ... Had a game-tying two-run double in UK's series-evening win over Missouri ... Went 2-for-4 at Indiana with a three-run homer and RBI double ... Went 3-for-3 against Saint Francis with two runs scored, four RBI and a home run ... Had three hits against Auburn with a double ... Had an RBI double in UK's series-clinching win over Ole Miss ... Went 2-for-4 at WKU with two RBI ... Went 3-for-4 against Louisville with a run scored and a walk ... Blasted her ninth home run of the season against Georgia in the SEC Tournament ... Had three hits and three RBI in regional play, including a two-run double vs. DePaul ... Hit her second grand slam of the season vs. UCLA, ending the Super Regional with six RBI and four hits ... Is the fifth player in school history with 1,000 career putouts ... Started the year on a career high nine game hitting streak ... Ended the season with a seven-game hitting streak, going 3-for-9 in the WCWS.
Sophomore (2013): Started all 62 games at catcher ... Led the team with a .578 slugging percentage, while finishing second on the team in hits with 58, home runs with 10 and RBI with 41 ... First on the team with 14 doubles, which is the fifth-most in a single-season in school history ... Named All-SEC Second Team and All-SEC Defensive Team by league coaches ... Great defense finishing second in SEC with 15 runners caught stealing ... Caught all five base runners that tried to steal in the Miss. State series ... Blasted an opposite field homer against Arizona State in the season-opening tournament ... Went 2-for-2 with a double and a triple, recording two RBI and a run against UC Riverside ... Named to the Coke Zero Spartan Classic All-Tournament Team with a .583 batting average (7-for-12) with two doubles, two homers and eight RBI ... Went 1-for-3 with a double, RBI and a run scored versus both Loyola Marymount and Central Michigan at the Under Armour Invitational ... Drilled a homer versus Illinois, along with a double for two RBI ... Had a monster game vs.a?^UNC, going 4-for-4 with two homers and six RBI while scoring four times herself - all career highs and tied school records ... Recorded two runs, three hits, two RBI, and a homer in the Mississippi State series ... Went 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored with a double and a homer vs. Lipscomb ... Recorded a hit in all three games of the South Carolina Series ... Had a double and a run scored after going 1-for-3 against EKU ... Had two multiple-hit games in the series vs. Florida, with two doubles and a run scored ... Went 5-for-7 with a home run and four RBI in the MTSU doubleheader ... Scored two runs at Arkansas, going 3-for-8 on the series ... Was irreplaceable in the Alabama series-clinching win, hitting a home run, a triple, and a single for three RBI and a run ... One of only two Wildcats to record a double, triple and home run ... Tied with Samuel for most hits at the Lexingtona?^Regional with five ... Reached base safely in 19 of the last 23 games.
High School: Joiner is a Kentucky native who played for Christian County High School ... A catcher, as a junior she batted .556 which is the highest single-season average in school history ... She was Miss Kentucky Softball in 2011 while also being named the 2011 Kentucky Gatorade Player of the Year ... Was named a first-team All-State selection her junior and senior seasons, while she was the 2nd Region Player of the Year her senior year ... Joiner made the 2010 KHSAA State Tournament All-Tournament Team ... She owns high school record with 293 hits, 30 home runs, 66 doubles and 216 RBI ... Was a member of the Academic All-State First Team in 2010 and 2011 ... She was a member of the Honor Society and the Beta Club at Christian County ... 2011 Salutatorian of Christian County High School ... Parents are David and Suzanne Joiner ... Dad played baseball and basketball at Vanderbilt ... Dad also played minor league baseball in the New York Mets organization.