Colonels Down Wildcats in In-State Doubleheader
April 2, 2003
The University of Kentucky softball team fell to 9-26 on the season after being swept in a doubleheader by in-state foe Eastern Kentucky Wednesday at the UK Softball Complex. The Wildcats made a valiant effort to come back from six runs down in the first game but eventually fell 7-5. In the second game, the Colonels (14-10) found themselves down by three runs but scored five in the final three innings to get the 5-3 win.
But Eastern came storming back, scoring seven runs in the second, including a grand slam by Amy Herrington to put the Colonels up 7-1.
Brooks hit her second home run of the season in the third inning to begin a three run frame for UK. A sacrifice fly by Jessica Nance and a wild pitch allowed Lyndsey Angus and Friberg to score, cutting the lead to 7-4.
The Cats added another run in the bottom of the fifth but that would be all they get as they fell 7-5.
In the second game, Kentucky held a 3-0 lead going into the fifth inning. Freshman Amy Kendall hit her first career home run in the second inning to give UK the 1-0 lead. Angus and Nance scored in the fourth when a Kendall grounder wasn't fielded cleanly.
UK's Crystalie Wolfe, who had no-hit the Colonels through four innings, gave up four hits in the top of the fifth which led to three runs and a tie game.
Eastern added two more in the top of the seventh while the Cats went three-up, three-down in the last three innings.
The Cats dive back into SEC play when they host South Carolina in a weekend series, April 5-6, at the UK Softball Complex.