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Hagans Signs with Kentucky, Reclassifies to 2018 Class

Highly regarded PG in class of 2019 graduated last week and will suit up for UK in the fall

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Already verbally committed to the University of Kentucky and now an early graduate out of high school, highly regarded point guard Ashton Hagans has decided to reclassify from the 2019 class to the 2018 class and has signed a financial aid agreement with UK. Continue reading Hagans Signs with Kentucky, Reclassifies to 2018 Class

Legends Swept By Tourists in Doubleheader

Legend’s Rivero

MCCORMICK FIELD (Asheville, NC) – The Lexington Legends were swept in the second doubleheader of the series facing the Asheville Tourists. They fell in game one 7-1 and in game two, 5-3. Lexington is now 32-29 on the season and Asheville improves to 24-37.
The Tourists got to scoring early and often in game one. In the bottom of the first inning, Bret Boswell doubled to right field then scored on a throwing error by Lexington’s pitcher Nolan Watson on the sacrifice bunt by Ryan Vilade and Asheville led 1-0. With Vilade on third, Sean Bouchard lined an RBI double to left field, extending the Tourists’ lead to 2-0. Continue reading Legends Swept By Tourists in Doubleheader

UK Men’s Team Posts Best NCAATF Total in Eight Years

Women’s team eighth going into Saturday

Live Results | Results So Far | Saturday Heat Sheets | Meet Central

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Day Two: Report | Photos | Highlights: Gruver | Duckworth | Track

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EUGENE, Ore. – The Kentucky men’s track and field team finished in a two-way tie for 16th place with 16 points at the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Championships on Friday at Hayward Field.   Continue reading UK Men’s Team Posts Best NCAATF Total in Eight Years

High School Baseball Tournament Action (Hazard opens with a win)

Hazard wins in opening round of State Tournament – Photo by Ron Hamblin

The Boys High School Baseball State Tournament is underway and the 14th Region Representative got off to a good start. The Hazard Bulldogs defeated the Corbin Redhounds 5-1 behind the outstanding pitching of Devin Morris. Morris pitched 7 innings and 16 strikeouts, which is the 5th highest total in Tournament history. Continue reading High School Baseball Tournament Action (Hazard opens with a win)

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Kentucky Draws Kansas at Rupp Arena in SEC/Big 12 Challenge

UK Draws Kansas for SEC Big 12 Challenge

Wildcats will play Kansas for the fifth straight year and third time in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge

2018-19 Schedule

 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The two winningest programs in college basketball will face off for a fifth straight season in 2019 as a part of the annual SEC/Big 12 Challenge, which the two leagues announced Thursday. Continue reading Kentucky Draws Kansas at Rupp Arena in SEC/Big 12 Challenge

Zack Thompson Dominant in Return to Starting Rotation

 

Zack Thompson – Photo by UK Athletics

Machamer’s scoreless appearance, pair of three-run homers secure victory

 

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Zack Thompson’s left arm set the tone early and Chris Machamer’s right arm enforced it late as No. 11 Kentucky responded with a 10-3 win over Tennessee on Saturday night at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. Continue reading Zack Thompson Dominant in Return to Starting Rotation

Legends Blanked in Game Two Loss to RiverDogs

 

Nolan Watson photo credit Clinton Riddle

JOSEPH P. RILEY JR PARK (Charleston, SC) – The Lexington Legends were shutout for the second time this season in a 6-0 loss to the Charleston RiverDogs. Nolan Watson (2-2, 6.33 ERA) was given the loss for Lexington, tossing 3.2 innings allowing four runs on eight hits while walking two and striking out two. Garrett Whitlock (2-1, 1.06 ERA) earned the win for Charleston, throwing 7.0 scoreless innings, allowing two hits with 10 strikeouts and one free pass. Whitlock has not allowed a run in his last four starts. Andrew Beckwith pitched 2.1 innings in relief for the Legends, allowing two runs on five hits while striking out one. Julio Pinto threw two shutout innings, allowing one walk and fanning one batter. Continue reading Legends Blanked in Game Two Loss to RiverDogs