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Five-run fourth sends No. 11 UK past WKU

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Kentucky Athletics
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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - Freshman Jenny Schaper launched a two-run home run to left field in the top of the fourth inning as part of a five-run frame which led the No. 11 Kentucky softball team past the WKU Hilltoppers 5-0 on Wednesday night at the WKU Softball Complex.

Junior pitcher Meagan Prince threw a one-hit complete-game shutout on Wednesday, her fifth of the season, and second time allowing just one hit in the circle, as the Martin, Tenn., moved to 17-3 on the season in the circle and ties Kelsey Nunley for the team lead.

Kentucky wins its second in a row overall and remains a perfect 4-0 on the year against in-state teams, as the WKU result combines with wins over Murray State, Eastern Kentucky and Northern Kentucky on the year. The Wildcats, who sit No. 11 in both national polls, bump up their record to 38-9 overall and remain 13-5 in Southeastern Conference action.

The Wildcats will return to SEC play on Friday in a critical SEC showdown with the No. 4 Alabama Crimson Tide from Rhoades Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The series commences on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. ET with that game shown live on the SEC Network+, ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app. Saturday's game will start at 6 p.m. ET and televised by the SEC Network with Jenn Hildreth and Kayla Braud on the call. Sunday's series closer will start at 2:30 p.m. ET