UK blanks Ohio 2-0 in NCAA softball

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky senior Lauren Cumbess plated both tallies of a 2-0 win over Ohio in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday night.

Cumbess hit her ninth home run of the season in the second inning and brought in an insurance run on a sacrifice fly in the sixth to propel the Wildcats to a matchup with James Madison on Saturday at 1 p.m. ET.

The winner of that game will march on to the championship series on Sunday. Sophomore pitcher Kelsey Nunley threw a complete-game shutout for her 25th win of the season for UK. Alexandria Basquez led the Bobcats with a 2-for-3 performance at the plate in the loss.

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