Kentucky baseball peaking at the right time
04/27/2015 07:22 PM
When you accomplish something that hasn’t been done in 70 years, you’re probably doing something right.
The Kentucky baseball team (25-17, 10-10 SEC) won its third road series against a top-20 team this season after topping the No. 5 Florida Gators 2-1 in Gainesville last weekend. The Cats have also claimed series at No. 20 Mississippi State and No. 1 LSU.
Sophomore right-hander Zach Brown pitched 7.1 shutout innings to led UK to a 3-0 victory in game one — the first team to blank the prolific Gator offense this season. It was the first time in 44 games that Florida failed to score a run.
When added to Kentucky’s 5-0 opening victory over Tennessee last week, the win over Florida marked the first time the Wildcats had posted consecutive shutouts to open SEC series since joining the conference in 1937.
The Wildcats added a 7-6 victory in game two before dropping the Sunday finale, 10-1.
After a slow start to begin the year, Kentucky now seems to be peaking just in time to make a run at a return trip to the NCAA tournament, and the KSTV crew broke down the keys to the recent success.