UK softball team advances to its first Women's College World Series in program history
Game 1: DePaul 2, Kentucky 1 (10); Game 2: Kentucky 10, DePaul 1 (5)
Kentucky 2, James Madison 1
Kentucky plays Saturday at 1 p.m. ET, Ohio to play Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET
South Carolina 6, Kentucky 3
Kentucky sophomore pitcher Kelsey Nunley threw a no-hitter on Thursday in UK's season opener vs. Santa Clara.
Kelsey Nunley pitched a complete game and picked up her 21st win of the season on Wednesday.
Sophomore (2014): Topped her strong freshman campaign with the best season in the circle in program history, ending 30-11 with a 1.88 ERA in 282.1 innings pitched with 219 strikeouts ... Won all 10 postseason wins for Kentucky ... Went 3-1 in the NCAA Lexington Regional with a 0.49 ERA and 31 strikeouts in 28.1 innings pitched ... Paced UK to the WCWS with a 2-1 record vs. highly ranked UCLA in the NCAA Super Regional, allowing four earned runs in three games with seven strikeouts ... Struck out seven batters in her WCWS debut, allowing one earned run against top-10 ranked Louisiana-Lafayette ... Strong performance vs. the eventual national runners-up Alabama, allowing two earned runs on three hits in a losing effort ... Threw a no-hitter in UK's season opener vs. Santa Clara, striking out a career-high 11 batters ... Started SEC play with a no-hitter against Mississippi State, throwing seven scoreless innings with six strikeouts ... Also tossed seven scoreless innings vs. Mississippi State in game three, allowing three hits ... Bulldog hitters posted a .068 batting average with Nunley in the circle ... She was one of two SEC players to toss multiple no-hitters and the only one that tossed a no-hitter against another SEC foe ... Record season in UK single-season history, ranking second in ERA, fourth in win-loss percentage, first in wins, first in innings pitched, third in appearances, tied for second in games started, second in complete games, tied for second in shutouts, second in strikeouts, seventh in opponent batting average ... Went 10 innings to get the win vs. No. 2 Oklahoma, keeping the Sooners scoreless in extra innings ... Earned wins in the Texas Classic over then-No. 15 Texas and IPFW, who was receiving votes ... Came on to get the save vs. LaTech, the third of her career ... Threw seven innings against Penn State, allowing two hits with four strikeouts ... Got the win vs. Missouri in game two, tossing seven innings and allowing only two runs ... Earned wins over Kansas and Kent State with seven innings against each, allowing only two runs in each game in UK's home tournament ... Threw seven strong innings against highly ranked Auburn to get the win in the series finale, striking out a career-high tying 11 with only five hits allowed ... Shutout a high-powered Louisville offense for only the sixth time with five strikeouts and three hits allowed in seven innings ... Six strong innings in game two vs. Texas A&M, allowing one unearned run on five hits with five strikeouts ... Tossed 12.2 innings in the Ole Miss series, allowing three runs with nine strikeouts and two wins ... Came on in relief vs. Arkansas to pick up two wins in 10 innings of work ... Threw six innings vs. WKU to earn her 20th win of the season ... Six innings in relief to get the win vs. Louisville, allowing two runs on five hits ... Gave up three runs to a high-powered Georgia offense on Saturday, but responded with 5.2 innings on Sunday allowing only one unearned run ... Brilliant in the SEC Tournament with a 3-0 record and 1.68 ERA, defeating Miss. State, Tennessee and LSU ... Held UT scoreless for only the second time ... Is the only player in school history to win 20 games in a season, accomplishing the feat each of her two years at UK ... Has 412 career Ks to become just the fourth player in school history to post 300-plus Ks in a career ... Has 57 career wins, ranking second most in program history.
Freshman (2013): Busted onto the scene as a solid pitching option for Coach Lawson, setting the school record for most wins in a single season ... Finished the year with a 27-11 record and a 2.14 ERA, leading the team in nearly every pitching category with 268.2 innings pitched and 193 strikeouts ... Was one of the best pitchers in the SEC, ranking seventh in ERA, ninth in opposing batting average, second in innings pitched, eighth in strikeouts, second in batters struck out looking, tied for second in wins and tied for fifth in saves ... Finished tied for 21st nationally in wins and had more wins than any other freshman in the nation ... Wins against top-20 ranked Alabama, Louisville, Missouri, Florida, Stanford and Washington ... Also had wins over Oregon State, San Diego State and USC Upstate, who were receiving votes ... Named to the Coke Zero Spartan Classic All-Tournament Team after pitching 10 total innings with five strikeouts ... Picked up back-to-back wins for the Cats in the series vs. Ole Miss ... Earned the save vs. WKU ... Recorded 15 total strikeouts in two games pitched against Mississippi State ... First pitcher in school history to start a season 10-0 in the circle ... Set the school record for wins in a single season as she amassed 20 victories during the Florida series ... Was impressive in the UF series, throwing seven innings in game two allowing two runs on three hits to get the win ... Also went four innings in relief vs. UF in game three allowing only one run ... Saw time in the circle in all three games of the Arkansas series, amassing 11 strikeouts in 12 innings pitched ... Got the win over Louisville, pitching a complete game for three strikeouts and only one hit ... Threw her 17th complete game of the year against Missouri, allowing only one earned run while nabbing four strikeouts ... Played a vital role in the two wins over Alabama, pitching 15 total innings with 11 strikeouts ... Led all SEC freshman pitchers in ERA, wins and strikeouts ... The sixth pitcher since 2008 to notch a pair of complete-game wins in a single series versus Alabama ... Named Freshman All-SEC by league coaches ... Collected all three wins for the Wildcats in the Lexington Regional throwing 25.1 innings, sitting down 15 batters by way of the strikeout, and only allowing three earned runs ... Pitched both games at the Tempe Super Regional throwing 13 innings with three strikeouts and 5.38 ERA ... Ended the year ranked high in several single-season categories: fifth in winning-percentage, first in wins, tied for fourth in saves, first in innings pitched, second in appearances, third in ERA, fifth in strikeouts.