NCAA Tournament Lexington Regional: Notre Dame Game 2

This is it, a winner takes all, both teams’ seasons on the line, Kentucky needs this win to advance to the Super Regionals, a loss would end their season. On the other hand Notre Dame also needs this win as they have never made it to a Super Regional.

Three up, three down for Grace Baalman in the first, nothing for the Cats, with a single and a walk, we are scoreless after one.  Baalman with another good inning she works a two-out hit by pitch and a strike not allowing the Fighting Irish to do any damage, Autumn Humes with a solo home run gets Kentucky on the board first and that’s all they get but the lead 1-0 after two. Another 1-2-3 inning for Baalman, Kentucky gets a one-out double but nothing across the board, they still lead 1-0 after three. Nothing for Notre Dame in the inning, Miranda Stoddard gets two-RBI single down the left and she gets a run in, Spangler up to bat with bases loaded, Tatum Spangler hammers a ball out to center field, scores in Jaci Babbs and that Cats will lead 4-0 after four.  Notre Dame with a lead-off triple but Stoddard closes the inning, nothing for the Cats, still having a 4-0 lead. Grace Baalman with her fourth 1-2-3 inning keeps Notre Dame off the board, Kentucky doesn’t get a run either, they go into the seventh with a 4-0 lead over Notre Dame.

Final Kentucky 4, Notre Dame 0

Kentucky with two back to back shut-outs, they are the 2021 Lexington Regional Champions, up next Alabama in the Tuscaloosa Super Regional!

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