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UK baseball collects numerous SEC honors

05/22/2017 03:11 PM

The UK baseball team enjoyed one of the best seasons in program history and received some individual recognition for their successful year Monday afteroon. Head coach Nick Mingione, in his first season at Kentucky, was named SEC Coach of the Year. Mingione led the Cats to a third-place regulars season finish in the conference and the team won 38 games, the most since 2012. Kentucky’s other honorees: Sean Hjelle was named SEC Pitcher of the Year after going 7-1 with a 1.90... Read more 

UK SOFTBALL: UK advances to Super Regional with 4-2 win over Illinois

05/21/2017 03:59 PM

Kentucky toook a 3-0 lead in the first inning and was able to withstand a comeback attempt by Illinois in the 6th and 7th innings of today’s game. In the top of the first inning Junior OF Brooklin Hinz triples to bring Abby Cheek home from first and then freshman Alex Martens hits a two-run home run to extend the lead to 3-0. In the top of the third Alex Martens brings home Cheek with a sacrifice fly. Megan Prince came... Read more 

UK on eBay: Another game goes down to the wire

05/20/2017 03:25 PM

Bradley McKee and Clayton Abernathy battle in out in this week’s edition of “UK on eBay.” The game went down to the wire and featured a very special item, Aaron Harrison’s game-worn jersey from the 2014 NCAA tournament. Check it out:  Read more 

Chris Burke on Kentucky Baseball: "Nobody wants to play that team..."

05/17/2017 07:45 PM

Ahead of No. 6 Kentucky’s series against No. 5 Florida this weekend, ESPN college baseball analyst Chris Burke joined KSTV to preview the matchup and take a look at what has made Kentucky so successful this season.  Read more 

UK softball gearing up to host NCAA regional this weekend

05/16/2017 05:48 PM

The Kentucky softball team begins NCAA tournament play this weekend and they’ll get to do so at home. The Cats earned a No. 14 national seed and will serve as regional hosts this weekend for a double-elimination style bracket. They open play against DePaul at 2:30pm on Friday. Head coach Rachel Lawson and her players discuss getting to play in front of the Big Blue Nation this weekend.  Read more 

The greatest comeback in "UK on eBay" history

05/13/2017 01:59 PM

Clayton Abernathy and Bradley McKee battle in out in the latest edition of “UK on eBay.” This week’s game was cookout-themed and featured the greatest comeback in the history of the game. Check it out:  Read more 

KENTUCKY BASEBALL: UK defeats Indiana 5-2

05/10/2017 12:45 AM

Freshman pitcher Zack Thompson gets another W for Kentucky as they defeat Indiana 5-2. Thompson went 6 innings, giving up 3 hits (2 solo HR’s) and striking out 10 while only allowing 2 walks. Kentucky fell behind in the first after a solo HR off of Thompson but the Wildcats comeback in the bottom of the inning to take a 2-1 lead in the first. In the bottom of the 2nd inning the Cats put up 2 more runs after... Read more 

KENTUCKY BASEBALL: UK loses to Georgia 6-3

05/07/2017 05:36 PM

The Wildcats took the lead into the 8th but gave up 5 runs including a grand slam from Mitchell Webb off of Logan Salow in the top half of the 8th. The Wildcats had an opportunity in the 9th, after Luck Becker got on with a walk, Troy Squires singles and moved Becker to 2nd, then Tyler Marshall singled to make it 6-3 with two on and 1 out. T.J. Collett came in to pinch hit for Marcus Carson... Read more 

A special Kentucky Derby edition of UK on eBay

05/06/2017 11:39 AM

In honor of Kentucky Derby 143, this week’s UK on eBay honors legendary jockey Pat Day. Check it out:  Read more 

Kentucky baseball looking to make history this postseason

05/04/2017 05:17 PM

With only three weeks left in the season, it is looking more and more like Kentucky will host a regional at Cliff Hagan Stadium. UK is currently projected to be a top-five national seed by both D1baseball.com and Baseball America. D1baseball.com has Kentucky as the fourth overall seed, while Baseball America has the Cats as the third overall seed. If Kentucky does in fact land a top-five seed and gets past the regional, it will be the first time they... Read more 

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