Langdon’s Masterpiece Hands No. 23 Kentucky SEC Series Win

Langdon’s Masterpiece Hands No. 23 Kentucky SEC Series Win

AUBURN, Ala. – Thanks to a complete-game masterpiece by freshman pitcher Sydney Langdon who carried a perfect game into the sixth inning, the No. 23 Kentucky Softball team beat Auburn 2-1 on Sunday night to secure a series win over the Tigers in a pitcher’s dual on The Plains.

Langdon threw all seven innings, allowing just two Auburn hits in the contest, as she carried a perfect game into the bottom of the sixth inning. The Perry, Georgia native allowed a lead-off homer in the sixth, but used one of her five strikeouts to end the inning with runners stranded on second and third with two outs and then ended the game with a strikeout of the same batter, Aubrey Lech, on a 2-2 pitch.

Kentucky’s two runs came on its first hit of the game off the bat of catcher Karissa Hamilton, as she pushed a two-RBI single up the middle in the top of the fourth inning to score Delani Sullivan and Grace Lorsung with two outs.

With the win Sunday night, Kentucky has now won four games in a row, including three-straight Southeastern Conference games as UK secured the series win over Auburn. The Wildcats are a season-high 14 games above the .500 mark after Sunday ‘s win and sit 29-15 on the season with a 7-10 SEC record. With Auburn’s loss, the Tigers fall to 23-15-1 and are 5-12 in the league.

Game three of the series will be Monday night at 7 p.m. ET from Jane B. Moore Field. The SEC Network will televise the contest with Courtney Lyle and Danielle Lawrie on the call.

Key Play 

With runners on first and second with two outs in the top of the fourth inning, freshman Delani Sullivan stole third base and trail runner Grace Lorsung took second to put two in scoring position with two outs, setting the stage for Karissa Hamilton.

Key Player  

The key player was Sydney Langdon who went 7.0 innings, allowing just one run on only two hits with two walks and five strikeouts.

Key Stat 

1. Sunday night marked Sydney Langdon’s first-career SEC win.

Run Recap 

With two outs in the top of the fourth inning, Ally Hutchins walked and Grace Lorsung reached on a fielder’s choice to put runners on first and second with two outs. Delani Sullivan entered to pinch run for Hutchins and stole third with Lorsung taking second. Karissa Hamilton then roped an RBI single up the middle to score the game’s only two runs for UK. UK 2, AUB 0

Langdon carried 15 up and 15 down to the sixth inning, where Auburn hit a lead-off HR. FINAL – Kentucky 2, Auburn 1

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