Kentucky Softball Opens Home Schedule Tuesday vs. Miami

Posted at 9:00 PM, Mar 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-11 19:02:06-04
Photo by Chet White | UK Athletics

LEXINGTON, Ky. – On the heels of a three-game sweep of No. 11 South Carolina to open Southeastern Conference play over the weekend, the No. 18/22 Kentucky softball team will commence its home slate of games on Tuesday in a 6 p.m. ET game against Miami at John Cropp Stadium.

Tickets for Tuesday’s game are available on Gates to John Cropp Stadium will open 90 minutes prior to first pitch of each home game in 2019. General admission tickets for adults (19-64) are $8, and youth tickets (6-18) are $5 each. Seniors (65+) can purchase $5 tickets.

Kentucky baseball is also in action, meaning fans who show their baseball ticket stub at the John Cropp Stadium ticket booth can purchase a softball ticket for $1.

Admission for Wednesday’s game with Syracuse will be free for all.

Fans are encouraged to park in the Blue Lot of Kroger Field and ride the complimentary shuttles to John Cropp Stadium, which will run continuously before and after the games. Parking in the soccer/softball complex lot is extremely limited and will be on a first-come, first-served bases. Fans should also keep in mind that UK Baseball is playing at 4 p.m. ET at Kentucky Proud Park, so traffic may be heavy in the area.

Both Tuesday’s game with Miami and Wednesday’s game with Syracuse (2 p.m. ET) will be shown live on the SEC Network+, ESPN3 and the ESPN app with Dave Baker and NFCA Executive Director, Carol Bruggeman on the call from Lexington.

The Wildcats are riding a season-high six-game winning streak after an impressive road performance at South Carolina in which the Wildcats outscored the Gamecocks 21-3 on their own field. It was UK’s first sweep of a top-12 team since a three-game sweep of No. 8 LSU in 2016.

Kentucky is 6-2 all-time against the RedHawks. The last meeting came at the Chattanooga Frost Classic, when UK won, 8-0 in five innings on Feb. 23, 2016. The last, and only, Miami wins in the series came in 1997, UK’s first year of softball, in a DH sweep.

Wednesday’s meeting be the first all-time meeting between Kentucky and Syracuse.

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