The UK Softball team pulled out a 4-1 win last night over Louisiana-Lafayette.
Coach Rachel Lawson has seen her team accomplish unprecedented feats on big stages this season, but she still couldn't predict exactly how the Wildcats would respond on the biggest of stages.
An exchange with sophomore shortstop Christian Stokes illuminated that fact.
“I didn’t know what to expect because in the middle of the third inning Stokes goes ‘WOW! Look at all the people’ and I’m like ‘WOW look at the ball.’ She was like ‘Don’t worry I got this coach’ so I didn’t know what to expect and I was just really proud of my team because I thought we came out, we came out and we fought from the first inning on. Obviously I thought that our offense did a nice job. I thought that Nunley was great on the mound and then defensively we made all the plays that we needed to play. It’s a good day for Kentucky softball.”
Stokes would pop out to end the inning, but her attitude saying everything about how the Cats are approaching their first-ever Women's College World Series. Kentucky takes on Alabama tonight at 9:30.