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Humes strikes out nine, but No. 2 Florida completes sweep of Kentucky

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Sophomore pitcher Autumn Humes recorded a career-high nine strikeouts on Sunday and pitched a complete game in her first-career Southeastern Conference start, but unfortunately the offense was unable to etch across any runs, as the No. 2 Florida Gators won 4-0 and claimed a sweep of the opening weekend of conference play.

The Wildcats now have dropped three game in a row for the first time all season, and sit at 15-6 overall on the season with an 0-3 conference record. The second-ranked Gators improve to 22-1 on the season and sit atop the league standings with a 3-0 record.

Kentucky will open up a five-game homestand on Tuesday afternoon at John Cropp Stadium against Northern Illinois. First pitch is at 3 p.m. ET live on the SEC Network+, ESPN3 and the ESPN app.

Key Stat

Four. After being no-hit for 14 consecutive innings by Kelly Barnhill, UK was able to record four hits, including a 3-for-3 day from lead-off hitter Katie Reed.

Key Play

The key play in the game was a two-run home run from Amanda Lorenz in the bottom of the third inning.

 

Key Player

Katie Reed was the key player, going 3-for-3 in the game with two bunt singles and a single up the middle.

 

Run Recap

Florida got on the board in the bottom of the first with an RBI bloop single from Jordan Matthews with two outs. UF 1, UK 0

 

Amanda Lorenz tripled the Florida lead on a two-run home run to left field off the scoreboard at Pressly Stadium. UF 3, UK 0

 

The final run pushed across by the Gators was from Sophia Reynoso, who had a successful suicide squeeze play to score Haven Sampson from third. FINAL – #2 Florida 4, #23 Kentucky 0

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