Kentucky run ruled to end softball season
Miami (OH) beats Wildcats 9-0 in regional play
EVANSTON, Ky. – (UK Athletics) – The Miami University RedHawks beat Kentucky 9-0 in five innings Saturday night in Evanston to end the Wildcats season.
Miami scored one time in the first, five times in the second, a run in the fourth and then a walk-off two-run home run in the fifth to end the game. Miami with the win advances to the 2023 Evanston Regional final, and will play Northwestern at 4 p.m. ET needing to beat NU twice to advance to the NCAA Super Regionals.
Kentucky’s season ends with a 31-22-1 overall record.
The key play in Saturday’s game was a grand slam in the top of the second inning by the RedHawks to make it a 6-0 game through two innings of play.
Miami’s Haley Blaska was the key player in the game, with five RBI and a grand slam.
- Kentucky pitching surrendered three home runs in the game.
A solo home run gave Miami the lead in the bottom of the first. MIA 1, UK 0
In the second, a grand slam gave Miami its largest lead of the day. MIA 6, UK 0
In the fourth, a double with a runner at first gave the RedHawks a seventh run. MIA 7, UK 0
Miami walked it off with a two-run HR in the bottom of the fifth. FINAL – Miami 9, Kentucky 0
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