SAN DIEGO - Sophomore outfielder Bailey Vick continued her torrid start to the 2018 season on Friday night, going 4-for-5 at the plate with four singles and an RBI, as part of Kentucky's 10-2 run-rule win over Cal State Fullerton in the second day of the Campbell/Cartier Classic.
Vick, the West Paducah, Kentucky native is now hitting a blistering .765 on the season, and this weekend alone is 7-for-8 with seven base hits, two RBI and a pair of runs scored. All of those numbers are the best of any five-game stretch in her young Kentucky career.
Friday marked UK's first run-rule win of the season, as the Wildcats scored in double figures for the second time this season. UK scored two runs in the top of the first and third innings - and then exploded for a five-run fifth inning in which UK batted around, sending nine batters to the plate.
Kentucky only had one extra-base hit all game, scoring its 10 runs on 12 singles - and a home run from junior catcher Jenny Schaper in the third inning. The home run came with one out and Katie Reed on first after Reed hit a one-out single up the box.
With Friday's win, UK moves to 3-2 on the season and has now won three games in a row dating back to last Sunday's 10-2 win over New Mexico State in Las Cruces. Kentucky will finish out the Campbell/Cartier Classic on Saturday afternoon with two games. UK will face 2017 Norman Regional participants North Dakota State at 6:30 p.m. ET followed by a second game against Cal State Fullerton around 9 p.m. ET.