Wildcats claim both Saturday games to advance
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.
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.