Cats Jump Back Into SEC Play; Host Auburn
April 17, 2003
Two days after ending their 21-game losing streak with a victory over the Indiana Hoosiers, the University of Kentucky softball team (10-35, 1-22) will look to halt their 19-game losing streak in conference games when they play host to the Auburn Tigers (22-25, 10-13) Friday and Saturday at the UK Softball Complex.
Admission to the UK Softball Complex is free. Friday's doubleheader will begin at 3 p.m. ET with Saturday's series finale starting at 1 p.m. Saturday's game will feature senior day festivities as Kentucky honors the careers and contributions of Nikki Jones, Lyndsey Angus and undergraduate assistant coach Bethany Wiegand.
The Tigers are coming into the series after taking two of three from Tennessee last weekend. Auburn is led offensively by freshman Ashley Griffin, who is batting .317 on the season and leads the team in hits (45) and doubles (16). In the pitcher's circle, junior Kristen Keyes and freshman Janet Spivey have pitched the majority of the innings this season. Spivey enters the match up with a 7-12 record and a 3.09 ERA while Keyes is 8-11 with a 3.19 ERA.
Auburn is coached by Tina Deese who is in her seventh year at the helm of the Tigers program. At Auburn she has amassed a 202-222-1 record.
The series between the Cats and the Tigers is all even at seven games apiece. Auburn took two of three against UK last year.