Kentucky Wildcats: Softball Taking On Valpariso, Winner Gets Louisville

If Kentucky can get past the Valparaiso Crusaders tonight (game began at 5:20), they will survive to advance and face the Louisville Cardinals in an elimination game later on tonight. Louisville lost to the Michigan Wolverines today, who also beat Kentucky.

Here is the softball bracket for your reference. If Kentucky manages to eliminate Valpo and Louisville, they must win two games against the Wolverines to advance to the super-regional.

As of this writing, the Bat Cats are down to the Mississippi St. Bulldogs 9-2 after 5 innings of play. The LSU Tigers defeated South Carolina today 3-2, so if Kentucky comes back to win this game against MSU, they will be tied for first in the SEC. If they lose, they will wind up third, and in that case, they will not get the first-round bye in the SEC tournament. Only the top 2 seeds get a bye.

Right now, it is looking bleak for the Bat Cats for a 1 or 2 seed. For the UK softball team, they have a tough row to hoe. This is not shaping up to be a great weekend for UK sports, especially since the tennis team's national title hopes went down the tubes yesterday in a Sweet Sixteen loss. The Bat Cats will certainly get an at-large bid into the NCAA baseball tournament, but their chances for a national seed are looking bleak at the moment.

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