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Kentucky softball sweeps doubleheader, extends win streak to seven

Herald-Leader staff report

Kentucky Coach Rachel Lawson, who spoke with her players during their game against Dayton on Thursday, has her team on a seven-game winning streak.
Kentucky Coach Rachel Lawson, who spoke with her players during their game against Dayton on Thursday, has her team on a seven-game winning streak. aslitz@herald-leader.com

Kentucky’s softball team used stellar pitching Saturday to take a 5-3 win over Ohio and a 4-2 defeat of Southeast Missouri State to run its season-high win streak to seven games on the first day of the John Cropp Classic in Lexington.

UK scored early in the game against Ohio, striking for two first-inning runs to set the tone for the game. Jenny Schaper added a two-run homer in the fifth.

Katie Reed went 3-for-4 with a single, double and a triple. Autumn Humes earned her first career save.

The Cats had to rally against Southeast Missouri after falling behind 2-0.

Grace Baalman held the Redhawks scoreless for six complete innings. She allowed three hit and three walks, and set a career high with eight strikeouts.

Bailey Vick’s RBI infield single with one out in the sixth gave UK its first lead of the game.

Next game

Ohio at Kentucky

3 p.m. Sunday (SEC Network Plus)

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