CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. -- No. 20 Kentucky split a doubleheader on Day 2 of the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic.
Game 1: No. 5 Washington 4, No. 20 Kentucky 2
The Wildcats scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, but a strikeout with runners in scoring position ended the game as the No. 5 Washington Huskies slid past Kentucky, 4-2. The Wildcats are now 6-6 on the season. Washington improves to 10-1. The Huskies scored the game's first four runs, with one in the second, two in the fifth and one in the sixth before UK mounted a late seventh-inning two-out rally to put some pressure on the Huskies. UW then turned to Gabbie Plain in the circle, and a strikeout ended the game.
Game 2: No. 20 Kentucky 10, Bethune-Cookman 2
Abbey Cheek hit her third home run of the season to give No. 20 Kentucky a 10-2 win over Bethune-Cookman in five innings. With the win, Kentucky moves to 7-6 on the season. Three different UK players had two hits in the game, as Abbey Cheek, Jenny Schaper and Lauren Johnson all had two hits in the game. Additionally, UK used three pitchers in tonight's contest, as Larissa Spellman, Grace Baalman and Tatum Spangler all saw time in the circle.
The Wildcats will play California and No. 2 UCLA on Saturday to finish the 2019 Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic. The game with Cal starts at 5:30 p.m. ET and that is followed by UK vs. UCLA at 8:30 p.m. ET.