During the 2023 Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic, No. 18 Kentucky defeated No. 8 Washington with an 11-3 finish in extra innings. All thanks to an explosive eighth inning and dominating pitching performances from Izzy Harrison and Alexia Lacatena in the circle.

Kentucky’s Kayla Kowalik became the softball all-time hits leader with her third knock against the Huskies, going 5-for-5 at the plate. The catcher collected her record-breaking 286th hit during the third at-bat of the game. Kowalik passes Leslie Kwaitkowski (1998-2001), the previous record holder for Kentucky.

The University of Kentucky is currently 8-1-1 overall, 1-0 in conference play, and has a six-game winning streak ahead of Friday’s matchup against No. 1 UCLA. The game between the Cats and Bruins will be streamed on FLOSoftball.