Carolina softball drops SEC-opener to Kentucky
COLUMBIA, S.C. — No. 11 South Carolina softball dropped a 5-0 game to No. 22 Kentucky in the 2019 SEC home opener at Carolina Softball Stadium at Beckham Field on Friday night. The Wildcats used back-to-back scoring frames in the fourth and fifth innings before adding two more in the seventh to secure the victory in the series opener.
Autumn Humes (5-4, 1-0 SEC) earned the victory going seven innings with just two hits and five strikeouts in the complete-game shutout effort.
Kentucky got the first run of the game in the fourth before adding two more in the fifth to take a 3-0 lead through five. Two more Wildcat runs in the seventh proved to be enough as the Gamecocks dropped their first home game of the season.
Cayla Drotar (6-2 0-1SEC) took the loss in the circle in four innings of work.