EKU Softball heads to Kentucky and Louisville for Bluegrass Challenge

EKU Softball heads to Kentucky and Louisville for Bluegrass Challenge

The first pitch against Ohio is scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday. The Colonels take on Buffalo at 12:30 p.m. Friday at John Cropp Stadium to start the day. EKU takes Valparaiso at 3 p.m. to follow. The Colonels wrap up the weekend against Indiana at Louisville on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

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RICHMOND, Ky. –

The Eastern Kentucky University softball team travels to the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville for the Bluegrass Challenge this weekend.

With the bad weather conditions that arrived in the region on Saturday, the schedule has changed.

The Colonels will play four games during the event. The Colonels open the event with a game on Thursday, followed by a doubles game on Friday and a solo game on Sunday.

The first pitch against Ohio is scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday. The Colonels take on Buffalo at 12:30 p.m. Friday at John Cropp Stadium to start the day. EKU takes Valparaiso at 3 p.m. to follow. The Colonels wrap up the weekend against Indiana at Louisville on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

Inside the series

– Ohio enters the event at 4-10 on the season. The Bobcats eliminated UMASS to wrap up the Bulldog Classic last weekend. Ohio is led offensively by Brooke Rice who has the team’s best .371 batting average this season. Rice has four doubles, a home run and eight RBIs.

-Buffalo comes to Lexington with a 7-7 record on the year. The Bulls are led by Alexis Lucyshyn who has the team’s best .350 batting average this season. Lucyshyn has one double, two home runs and 12 RBIs so far this year.

-Valpo enters the Bluegrass Challenge at 7-6 on the season. Peyton Moeder leads the way offensively for the Crusaders with a team-leading .341 batting average of the year. Moeder has a double and seven RBIs so far this year.

-Indiana enters the week at 9-4 and winner of its last five games after sweeping its own tournament last weekend. Cora Bassett has been on a tear this year in the lead with a .447 batting average on the year. Bassett has five doubles, five home runs and 10 RBIs on the year.

What EKU brings:
-EKU enters the weekend at 3-15 after going 1-4 last weekend at the Black & Gold tournament in Montgomery, Alabama.

Sammi Miller leads the way offensively for the Colonels with a team-best .347 batting average this year. Miller has two doubles, a home run, eight RBIs and a team-high six stolen bases this year.

Samantha Reynoso hitting .273 on the year with two doubles and five RBIs on the season.

-First-year student Maggie Lost hit his first career home run in the game against Alabama State.

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