NCAA Softball Lexington Super-Regional: Kentucky Wildcats @ #7 California Golden Bears

This is the official A Sea of Blue open game thread for the  Kentucky Wildcats @ #7 California Golden Bears softball game today.  Game particulars as follows, courtesy of UKAthletics.com:

Kentucky @ California
Game Notes Kentucky Super Regional Guide Get Acrobat Reader | Cal Super Regional Guide Get Acrobat Reader
Location UK Softball Complex
Lexington, Ky.
Saturday, May 28, 12 p.m. ET
Coverage
Note: UK has been designated the visiting team for this game.
TV: ESPNU
Radio: Online, 630 WLAP in Lexington, 1080 WKJK in Louisville
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This is the first NCAA super-regional appearance ever by the UK softball team, which has made a lot of history this year.  Coming off a road victory at #10 Michigan, the Wildcats now get to host their first super-regional round.  The Bears hav been in Kentucky since last weekend, where they defeated the Louisville Cardinals in the regional round. 

Normally, the higher seed would host the regional, but the softball facilities at Cal are insufficient to meet the NCAA guidelines for hosting the tournament round.  Kentucky was therefore the choice, so the bears got to enjoy another week in the Bluegrass.  I'm sorry we couldn't treat them to better weather than this stormy mess that has been here for a while now, but the California gals seem to have enjoyed themselves anyway with a trip to Churchill downs and practicing at the Louisville facility.

Win or lose, the Wildcats and the Bears will play again tomorrow, two games if necessary., starting at 1 PM.  The winner of this three-game series advances to the College Softball World Series in Oklahoma City.

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