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Wildcats shut out Tigers for second straight day

2318 days ago
Kentucky Athletics

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Behind a complete-game shutout from junior pitcher Meagan Prince and a clutch two-out two-RBI single from senior Maisie Steed, the No. 15 Kentucky softball team clinched a series win on the road in Baton Rouge for the first time in program history, as the Wildcats downed the No. 8 Tiger, 3-0.

Prince got the win with another impressive performance in the circle, to move her record to 15-2 on the year. Prince threw 116 pitches in the game, with 79 of them recorded as strikes. The Martin, Tenn., native went the distance allowing just five hits and three walks, with five strikeouts. Her ERA now drops to 1.59 on the season. LSU's Allie Walljasper picked up the loss on Sunday night to drop to 6-5 overall on the season.

The win marks the third time this season that Kentucky has won a road season, as Sunday's win marks just the second time in school history that UK has won three SEC series on the road in a single season (at Mississippi State, at Missouri, at Ole Miss in 2014).

Kentucky improves to 33-8 in 2016 and 10-4 in the Southeastern Conference. The Tigers, the No. 8 team in the nation, falls to 29-11 overall and 5-9 in the SEC.

The three-game series will conclude on Monday night at 7 p.m. ET live on the SEC Network, ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app. Women's College World Series announce pairing Adam Amin and Amanda Scarbrough will have the call from Tiger Park.