UK Softball Gets Second Chance

UK Softball Gets Second Chance

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LEXINGTON, Ky. - For the first time in school history, the University of Kentucky softball team has been selected as a national seed and host school for the NCAA Softball Tournament, which will get underway Friday night at 5 p.m. ET at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Ky.

The double-elimination regional, which features four teams in Kentucky, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech and Marshall, will run Friday through Sunday at John Cropp Stadium. Kentucky's tournament run will start against Marshall at 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday after Notre Dame and Virginia Tech begin the night at 5 p.m. ET. All games of the Lexington Regional will be on ESPN3.com.

A complete schedule of events and ticket information is posted below. All-session passes and single-session passes are on-sale now. All-session reserved seating is $30, while all-session general admission passes are $20. Single-session tickets are $15 for reserved seating (all ages), while single-session general admission tickets for adults (ages 19-64) are $10 and single-session general admission tickets for youth/seniors (ages 2-18, 65+) are $8.  Children ages 1 and under will be admitted free of charge.

All-session and single-session tickets may be purchased in advance:

  • online through My UK Account
  • by calling the UK Ticket Office at (800) 928-2287 or (859) 257-1818
  • by ordering in person at the UK Ticket Office in the Joe Craft Center

Single-session tickets are also available on-site at John Cropp Stadium starting on Friday afternoon at 3:00 pm, based on availability.  All ticket sales at the stadium are CASH ONLY.  The ticket booth at John Cropp Stadium will open two hours prior to the first game each day.

Lexington Regional - May 17-19 - John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Ky.
Kentucky (38-18)
Notre Dame (43-13)
Virginia Tech (35-19)
Marshall (35-20)

NCAA Lexington Regional Schedule

Friday, May 17
Game 1 - Notre Dame vs. Virginia Tech - 5 p.m. ET (ESPN3)
Game 2 - Kentucky vs. Marshall - 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPN3)

Saturday, May 18
Game 3 - Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 - 1 p.m. ET (ESPN3)
Game 4 - Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 - 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN3)
Game 5 - Loser Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4 - 6 p.m. ET (ESPN3)

Sunday, May 19
Game 6 - Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 5 -1 p.m. ET (ESPN3)
Game 7 - (If necessary) -3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN3)

More information: For more information on the NCAA Lexington Regional, visit the tournament central page here: www.ukathletics.com/ncaasoftball.

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