UK Softball to compete in 2020 NFCA Division I Lead-Off Classic

Wildcats to open 2020 regular season in Clearwater, Florida
Posted at 10:37 PM, Aug 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-07 22:37:50-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The opening weekend of the 2020 Kentucky softball schedule is set, as the Wildcats are set to compete in the National Fastpitch Coaches’ Association Division I Lead-Off Classic at the Eddie C. Moore Complex in Clearwater, Florida.

Kentucky will play four regular-season games to open the season and one exhibition against Team USA from Feb. 7-9 in the Sunshine State.

The 2020 season will kick off on Friday, Feb. 7 at Noon ET as Kentucky will face Liberty followed by a 2:30 p.m. ET matchup with Texas State, with both games on field No. 3.

Kentucky will face its first power-five opponent of the season in NC State on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. ET. That game will take place on field No. 1 and will be UK’s only regular season matchup of the day.

UK will play an exhibition game against Team USA, as they ramp up preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics at 5:30 p.m. ET on field No. 8 of the Moore Softball Complex. That game will not count towards the Wildcats overall record and no stats in the game will count towards the team’s or individual’s season totals.

The Lead-Off Classic closes shop Sunday, Feb. 9 as Kentucky faces 2019 Women’s College World Series participant, Minnesota at Noon ET on field No. 4.

2020 NFCA Lead-Off Classic Field







Mississippi State


Missouri State

NC State

Notre Dame

Ole Miss

South Alabama

Texas State

*USA National Team

Kentucky at the NFCA Lead-Off Classic

Friday, Feb. 7 vs. Liberty Field #3 Noon ET

Friday, Feb. 7 vs. Texas State Field #3 2:30 p.m. ET

Saturday, Feb. 8 vs. NC State Field #1 10 a.m. ET

Saturday, Feb. 8 vs. Team USA* (EXH) Field #8 5:30 p.m. ET

Sunday, Feb. 9 vs. Minnesota Field #4 Noon ET

Additional details for the tournament, including ticket pricing, television information will be announced later.