1  Rachel Riley
Rachel Riley


Bowling Green, Ky.

High School:
Greenwood High School






71 Wildcats on SEC Spring Sports Academic Honor Roll

SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll Announced


Building a Winning Tradition: 2012 Season in Review

Season is highlighted by fourth-consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament


Five-Run Second Enough to Power Kentucky Past Valpo

Rachel Riley gets ninth win on season, Chanda Bell picks up fourth save


Seventh-Inning Rally Falls Short in SEC Tournament

Wildcats unable to overcome six-run hole, plate three in final frame


Wildcats Set for Fourth Consecutive SEC Tournament

Kentucky meets Georgia on Thursday at 5 p.m. ET on ESPNU


SB highlights vs. Georgia

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


Riley on taking next step as a program

Rachel Riley previews the 2012 season at media day.


SB vs. Louisville, 052012

Softball's Season Concludes in Tourney Thriller; Riley works six scoreless innings in relief; Joiner hits two-run homer


SB vs. Valparaiso, 052012

Five-Run Second Enough to Power UK Past Valpo; Rachel Riley gets ninth win on season, Chanda Bell picks up fourth save


SB vs. LSU, 050612

Bell's No Hitter Clinches Sweep of No. 22 LSU; Bell tosses fifth-career no hitter, O'Brien drives in game-winning run


SB vs. Morehead State, 042412

Softball Grabs Victory Behind Riley, O'Brien; O'Brien hits first homer of season in win


SB vs. Georgia, 041512

Softball's Late Charge Falls Short to No. 10/11 Georgia; Cervantes' seventh-inning homer not enough

  • 2011 NFCA All-Region First Team
  • 2009 All-SEC Tournament team
  • One-time SEC Weekly Award Winner

Senior (2012): Started all 60 games for the Wildcats at either designated player or in the pitching circle ... Earned nine victories on the season while striking out a career-high 87 batters ... Drove in 30 runs and hit seven homers ... A Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District team member ... Named to the All-SEC preseason team ... Named to USA Softball watch list for Player of the Year ... Earned the win on the mound vs. Pacific, as well as hitting the game-tying two-run homer in the top of the seventh inning ... Drew a career-high tying two walks at the plate in the final game of the series vs. UCLA ... Registered two hits and a run in the FAU Invitational as well as a 4.2 inning outing on the mound in a win over LIU Brooklyn ... Her three-run double in the bottom of the sixth inning lifted the Kentucky softball team to a 9-5 victory over Radford ... Went the distance for the Wildcats' in her second win of the season vs. UNF ... Went 3-3 at the plate vs. Stephen F. Austin, including 2 RBI and a homer ... Had a multi-hit and one RBI game in the final game of the Alabama series ... Doubled in a loss to Western Illinois ... Registered five RBI and her team-leading fourth homer in the UK Invitational ... Earned the win in the circle and registered a hit in the win over WKU ... Tallied two hits in addition to pitching seven innings in series-clinching win over No. 18 Auburn ... Pitched three scoreless innings of relief in UK's loss to Louisville ... Scored a run in UK's win over No. 10 Tennessee ... Leads the team in multiple-RBI games with seven on the season ... Picked up the win vs. South Carolina on Saturday striking out five in a shutout performance ... Also hit a pair of homers in the series vs. South Carolina ... Had three hits including a homer in the series with Arkansas ... Singled and walked twice in the series-clinching win vs. Georgia ... Earned her first shutout of the season while also driving in a run in the series-clinching win over Ole Miss ... Earned a win in the circle while also contributing a 2-for-3 day at the dish in a win over Morehead State ... Had a hit, drew a walk and recorded an RBI in series opener with Florida ... Charted the game-winning bases-clearing double in series-clinching win over No. 2 Florida ... Pitched 6.1 innings against No. 22 LSU only allowing one run on six hits while striking out five in the series-clinching win over the Tigers ... Drew three walks at the plate vs. No. 22 LSU ... Logged a hit, while also pitching four innings of flawless relief during the SEC Tournament ... Claimed a win in the NCAA Tournament vs. Valpo while also contributing a hit.

Junior (2011): Appeared in 45 games, starting 39 including making 15 starts in the pitching circle ... Charted career-highs in every offensive category including batting average (.354) and home runs (8) ... Totaled a career-best 13 victories in the circle ... Had a UK single-game record with six RBI and tossed a perfect game in the same outing in a win at Austin Peay ... Picked up her first win of the year in a 5-0 complete game shutout at FIU ... Also was perfect at the plate with a 2-for-2 day, while also reaching base by way of a walk in three plate appearances ... Went the distance in a win over Georgia Southern ... Plated a score in a win over Florida State ... Ignited a three-run rally with her first double of the season in a win over Purdue ... Also pitched a complete-game shutout effort while notching a career-high eight strikeouts in the win against the Boilermakers ... Earned her fifth career win over a top-10 opponent and added a double in the game one upset of Tennessee ... Picked up a complete-game win and added a three-run homer in the top of the 11th in a comeback win over Arkansas ... Matched a career-high with two walks drawn in a loss at Louisville ... Homered and earned the win in the opening game of the MSU series ... Captured a victory over No. 5 Florida to propel UK to a series win ... Had a pair of hits in the Florida series ... Drove in two runs in a loss to No. 2 Georgia ... Earned the win in the circle and became the fourth player in 2011 to go yard multiple times in a game in a win at Marshall ... Knocked a home run in the second game against Tennessee Tech ... Was 2-for-3 at the plate in a win over EKU ... Was 4-for-4 with a homer and three RBI while picking up the win in the circle against Louisville ... Earned her 11th win of the year in clinching the series at South Carolina ... Homered in a loss to Auburn ... Singled in the SEC Tournament ... Earned a save in relief in the first win over Michigan ... Tossed a one-hitter in the clinching victory over the Maize and Blue to send UK to the Super Regional round ... Earned a win over Cal in the Super Regional working a complete-game shutout and limiting the Bears to five hits.

Sophomore (2010): Named to the All-SEC Academic team ... Made 26 appearances in the circle with a 2.79 ERA and fanning a career-best 66 batters ... Earned 11 victories while also contributing 15 hits on the season from the plate ... Picked up her first career save in the series-opening win over Ole Miss ... Charted a victory in the second game of the series with the Rebels ... Tossed 9.0 innings in the series with Ole Miss and allowed just one hit and no runs ... Captured a complete-game victory over No. 3 Florida and gave up six hits while limiting the Gators to just three runs ... Struck out a career-high seven batters in a complete game victory to claim the series over South Carolina ... Picked up the fifth shutout of the season in a complete-game effort where she allowed no runs and just two hits in a series-clinching win over Mississippi State ... Went the distance in helping UK knock off No. 7 Georgia while limiting the Bulldogs to just two runs on five hits ... Notched a shutout win in the opening game of the Arkansas series while fanning a then career-high six batters ... For the series with the Razorbacks she had a pair of hits and drove in two runs ... Earned the win in the circle in an upset of No. 5 Alabama ... Had a hit in every game of the Auburn series ... Claimed a shutout victory over Western Carolina in a complete game effort ... Drove in a run with a single in the victory over Evansville ... Tossed 14 shutout innings in two wins at the FAU Kickoff Classic ... Fanned 10 batters while only allowing six hits and three walks during the Classic ... Earned her first win in the circle with a then career-high six strikeout performance against Western Michigan ... Matched a career best with two hits in the upset victory over No. 5 Arizona State.

Freshman (2009): An All-SEC Academic Freshman team performer ... Earned the third-best ERA (2.35) in a single season in UK history ... A versatile player that saw time on the mound, at the plate and at second base ... Tossed 104.1 innings of work and earned a 7-8 record ... Charted a grand slam and two wins in the circle in the series against Mississippi State ... Named the SEC Freshman of the Week for her efforts ... Earned a complete-game shutout victory in the upset of Georgia at the SEC Tournament ... Gave up just five hits and no runs in the win ... Had the RBI single in the loss to Alabama in the semi-finals of the SEC Tournament ... Started the first two games of the season as the designated player ... Made her first collegiate appearance in the circle against DePaul ... Fanned a then career-best three batters against LSU ... Knocked in two runs with her first career double in a win over Kent State ... Pitched, performed as a designated hitter and saw the field at second base in the series against Georgia ... Had an RBI single in the loss to Ole Miss ... Tossed a one-hitter, the first of her career, against No. 1 Florida, holding the Gators to one hit and one run ... Gave up just one earned run in a loss to Alabama in just her third start of the season ... Earned a win on the mound with a complete game shutout and a career-high six strikeouts over EKU ... Also blasted her first career home run for the game's winning run against EKU ... Notched a complete-game win and with a career-high 10 innings pitched over South Carolina ... Also had a pair of hits in the series ... Saw action in three NCAA Tournament games earning a victory in a seven-inning stint on the mound against Canisius.

High School: Led Greenwood High School to back-to-back state championships as a junior and senior ... In the circle she tallied a 45-6 record and had a 1.000 fielding percentage in those championship runs ... As a senior, her earned run average topped out at .380, after returning to play from an ACL injury ... At the plate, batted .429 as a junior and .522 as a senior ... A six-year letterwinner ... Six-year member of the 14th District All-Tournament team and the Fourth Region Seasonal team ... A two-year State All-Tournament team MVP ... Also a three-year member of the 3A All-State Division team ... Holds Greenwood High single season records in highest batting average, highest infield percentage and strikeouts per game ... Career school records include: singles, doubles, base on balls, sacrifice hits, batting average, assists, fielding percentage and strikeouts ... A four-year Academic All-State first team member and finished high school with a 4.0 grade point average ... Member of the National Honor Society and the National Society of High School Scholars ... Tabbed Greenwood High School's Miss Freshman 2005 and Miss Senior 2008.

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