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Kentucky Softball

Schaper's Grand Slam gets Kentucky seventh straight win in home opener

March 12, 2019
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Kentucky hosted Miami (OH) in their home opener at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington Tuesday night. Jenny Schaper hit two home runs, including a grand slam and Tatum Spangler pitched her first complete game as #15 Kentucky won their seventh straight game 9-1 in only five innings over the Miami Redhawks. Kentucky improves to 16-7 and Miami falls to 10-8 overall.

Miami would score their only run of the game in the top of the first inning on a RBI double. (Miami 1, Kentucky 0). Jenny Schaper got Kentucky on the board by tying the game up on a lead-off home run. Kayla Kowalik and Abbey Cheek singled in the infield and Mallory Peyton brought Kayla home on a RBI to right field. (Kentucky 3, Miami 1).  Kentucky scored in the bottom of second as Bailey Vick tapped home on a RBI double by Kayla Kowalik. (Kentucky 4, Miami 1). With bases loaded in third on a single by Katie Reed and a walk to Sarah Rainwater and an advancement on a fielder’s choice by Lauren Johnson. With only two out Jenny Schaper hits a grand slam to extend the lead by 7. (Kentucky 8, Miami 1) Kayla Kowalik capped her day off with a single into left center gap to score in Bailey Vick for the win.

Final #15 Kentucky 9, Miami 1 (5)

UK will round out their midweek schedule as they take on Syracuse Wednesday at 2 p.m. ET. The game can been seen on SEC Network Plus, ESPN3, and the ESPN app.

 
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