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No. 12 Kentucky Migrates to Boca Raton to Conclude Road Swing

by Chris Shoals

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Kentucky competes this week beginning Thursday in the 2022 FAU Strikeout Cancer Classic hosted by Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. The Wildcats will play Jacksonville, FAU, Michigan State, Columbia and Long Island in the six-team event.
 
The Wildcats will play Jacksonville and FAU on Thursday, Michigan State and Columbia on Friday and Long Island on Saturday morning.
 
Kentucky moved up to No. 12/14 in this week’s national polls after a 5-0 weekend at the 2022 Hillenbrand Invitational in Tucson, Arizona. UK defeated UC Santa Barbara twice, and also collected wins over No. 10 Arizona, Long Beach St. and Loyola-Marymount. UK is now 9-1 on the season and one of nine teams in the ESPN.com top-25 with one loss or less.      
 
Erin Coffel was named the SEC Player of the Week on Monday after she hit .692 on the weekend. The Bremen, Indiana native had nine hits in 13 at bats with three multi-hit games, a four multi-RBI games, and a home run against Loyola-Marymount to tie the game at 5-5 in the bottom of the fifth inning.
 
All games of the FAU Strikeout Cancer Classic will have live stats on FAU’s website, with a live stream provided for the UK/FAU game. The live stream will be open to those who subscribe to FAU Owls TV through FAU’s website.
 
For the latest on UK Softball, follow the Wildcats on Twitter and Instagram at @UKSoftball.
 

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