Kentucky Softball – Back In The NCAA Tournament Again

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The 2010 version of the Kentucky Softball team is off to the NCAA tournament for the second year in a row and will head north to a familiar site for its historical second straight run at the NCAA title.

The Wildcats were picked to play in the Columbus, Ohio, regional – the same site as last year’s first trip to the national tournament. UK will meet the host Buckeyes in the opening round matchup on Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. ET.

The Cats ended the season with 31 wins and 25 losses. Joining Kentucky and Ohio St in the region, is Bucknell and the No.11 overall seed, California.

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“Earning a spot in the NCAA Tournament speaks to the continuity of the program and proves that we are mentally tough,” UK coach Rachel Lawson said. “When you do something for the first time there’s always an excitement level, so in year two you never know how the team will react to it. We’ve kept going where we left off from a year ago and we’re just really excited to head back up to Columbus to get another opportunity to play in the NCAA Tournament.”

The Ohio State Buckeyes earned an at-large bid and were selected as a host site for the second consecutive season. Ohio State owns a 37-12 overall record and has wins over six top-25 ranked opponents. Perhaps their biggest win of the season came over then ranked No. 3 UCLA by a 7-0 margin back in February.

2010 NCAA Division 1 Softball Championship Bracket



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