Missouri Beats No. 9 Kentucky 13-0 on Saturday Afternoon
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Missouri’s Kimberly Wert went 3-for-3 at the plate Saturday afternoon and had seven RBI’s as the Tigers beat No. 9 Kentucky 13-0 in the series opener at John Cropp Stadium.
Game two of the series is Sunday at 7 p.m. ET and will be televised live on the SEC Network with Pam Ward and Jenny Dalton-Hill on the call from Lexington.
Mizzou struck for three runs in the top of the first inning and four runs on a Wert grand slam in the top of the second inning to put the game out of reach. The Wildcats registered five hits in the game and had three errors.
Jordan Weber pitched a complete game for Mizzou and struck out seven batters without walking a single Wildcat.
The loss is the second-worst of Rachel Lawson’s 15-year tenure at Kentucky (14-0 at Alabama, 2013).
The key play was a grand slam in the top of the second inning to make it a 7-0 lead for the Tigers.
7. Kim Wert had seven RBI in the game.
Wert was also the key player in the game, going 3-for-3 at the plate with seven RBI and nine runs in total crossing on her plate appearances thanks to a Kentucky error.
Wert hit a three-run HR with one out in the top of the first. MIZ 3, UK 0
In the top of the second, a grand slam by Wert made it a seven-run lead for the Tigers. MIZ 7, UK 0
An error brought home two Missouri runs in the fourth. MIZ 9, UK 0
Four runs scored for the Tigers in the fifth thanks to a home run and two hits in the inning. FINAL – Missouri 13, Kentucky 0
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