BATON ROUGE, La. – Hours after being named the Southeastern Conference’s Pitcher of the Week, UK senior pitcher Kelsey Nunley (pictured) sparkled again in the circle, throwing a complete-game shutout, her second of the series, to cap off her team's road sweep of the No. 8 LSU Tigers as the Wildcats downed LSU 2-0 on Monday night, April 11.
The 15th-ranked Wildcats came into Baton Rouge over the weekend and shutout the Tigers on the road for three straight games, marking the first time in program history that Kentucky has ever blanked a team in an SEC series.
Nunley was nothing short of sensational in the circle, going the full seven innings in 138 pitches, allowing just two four hits and striking out two. The Soddy Daisy, Tenn., native now has a 15-4 record on the season and improved her candidacy for the Senior CLASS Award, which fans can go on and vote at SeniorClassAward.com.
Kentucky moves to 34-8 on the year overall and sits at 11-4 overall in SEC, just one game out of first place in the conference. No. 8 LSU falls to 29-12 in 2016 and sits at 5-10 in the league.
UK’s season continues on Wednesday night at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Ky. The Wildcats will host the Eastern Kentucky Colonels of the Ohio Valley Conference at 6 p.m. ET. There will be no television or online video streaming of the game.
Kentucky returns to SEC play on Friday in a series opener against No. 16 Missouri at 6 p.m. ET.
NUNLEY CAPTURES SEC HONOR
After a complete-game shutout win over on the road this past Saturday afternoon, UK senior Kelsey Nunley (pictured) was named the Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Week, it was announced by the league office on Monday morning, April 11.
As mentioned earlier, Nunley is also a finalist for the 2016 Senior CLASS Award, where fans can go online and vote for Nunley every day through the end of the regular season one time per day. Fan balloting counts for 1/3 of the total with the remaining 2/3 determined by NCAA Division I coaches and national media members. Photo by UK Athletics