Kentucky rolls past Virginia Tech, advances to Lexington Regional final

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) -- Grace Baalman pitched a complete-game gem in the circle and No. 14 Kentucky beat Virginia Tech 8-1 Saturday to advance to Sunday's Lexington Regional final.

Baalman did not walk a single batter and allowed just one hit on eight runs.

Kentucky finished with eight hits off ACC Pitcher of the Year Carrie Eberle. Kayla Kowalik went 3-4 including a RBI single. Jenny Schaper belted a two-run single in the fourth to make it a 3-0 game.

The Wildcats also scored four runs in the fifth inning.

Kentucky advances into the Lexington Regional final on Sunday, where the Wildcats will meet Virginia Tech. The Hokies beat Illinois in an elimination game on Saturday night.

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