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.
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!