2014 Women's College World Series: Cats vs. Cajuns in OKC! Kentucky Wildcats Softball Game Thread

Tonight is history! - USA TODAY Sports

History will be made today when the Wildcats take the field at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium for their inauguration into college softball's most exclusive club. Will the offensive prowess UK demonstrated last weekend in LA make a return visit? And who will win the battle in the circle? All this and more tonight in OKC at the Women's College World Series!

Tonight at 7 PM EDT, your Kentucky Wildcats face off against the 6th ranked Ragin' Cajuns from University of Louisiana - Lafayette in a highly anticipated battle on ESPN2.

This game marks yet another milestone for Rachel Lawson's 2014 Cats, as UK is playing in its first ever WCWS game. For this year's senior class, (Ginny Carroll, Lauren Cumbess, Sarah Frazer, Emily Gaines, Emily Jolly and Krystal Smith), it is the ultimate reward for years of hard effort and sacrifice.

"It's a dream come true for all the girls on our team and our staff, we've worked incredibly hard. This particular senior class, this is our third Super Regional, so we've been close enough to taste it, but for it to actually be a reality is very special." -UK Head Coach Rachel Lawson

Lauren Cumbess, whose leadership on the field is just as critical as her first base and pitching skills, said Sunday's victory and advance to OKC is something she'll never forget. "I'm just enjoying my last week as a softball player. I can say that officially now that we've made it to the coolest place you can make it to. I'm going to make the most of it."

The Cats will have their hands full with the Cajuns, whose NFCA 1st Team Pitcher Christina Hamilton gave #11 Arizona and #26 Texas a miserly 19 hits and 5 earned runs in her combined 28 inning performance. Look for tonight's game to turn into a hotly contested pitching duel between Hamilton and UK's ironwoman Kelsey Nunley.

A win over UL-L would have the Cats move on to play the winner of the 9:30 matchup between #2 Alabama and #7 Oklahoma on Friday night. A loss would mean moving to the loser's bracket Saturday, requiring a double header win in order to move onto the Championship series. Coach Lawson and the Cats are counting on the BBN's support, so please join us here at ASoB for all the fun as we cheer our Hittin' Kittins onto victory!

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