Category Archives: UK Baseball/Softball

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

Peyton’s First-Inning Grand Slam Sparks No. 19 UK to 7-5 Win

Wildcats score five early runs, beat No. 12 South Carolina, 7-5

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Freshman Mallory Peyton stepped up to the plate in the bottom of the first with the bases loaded and launched her first-career grand slam to power No. 19 Kentucky to a crucial and thrilling 7-5 win over No. 12 South Carolina at John Cropp Stadium.

Continue reading Peyton’s First-Inning Grand Slam Sparks No. 19 UK to 7-5 Win

UK Softball – Autumn Humes Throws No-Hitter in First-Career Start

UK wins behind No Hitter – Courtesy of UK Athletics

Wildcats win 2018 Campbell/Cartier Classic 
SAN DIEGO – Sophomore transfer Autumn Humes threw a no-hitter in her first-career start Saturday afternoon, facing the minimum and only walking two batters in a 2-0 win over 2017 NCAA Regional participant North Dakota State. Continue reading UK Softball – Autumn Humes Throws No-Hitter in First-Career Start

UK Baseball: Thrilling Comeback, Justin Lewis Lead Wildcats to Sweep

Thrilling Comeback, Justin Lewis Lead Wildcats to Sweep

No. 8 Kentucky erases five-run deficit in opener, cruises in nightcap of doubleheader 
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The No. 8 Kentucky baseball team battled persistent drizzle and a slow start to sweep a doubleheader at USC Upstate on Saturday, moving to 3-0 on opening weekend of the 2018 season. Continue reading UK Baseball: Thrilling Comeback, Justin Lewis Lead Wildcats to Sweep

UK Baseball – Kentucky’s 2017 Recruiting Class Ranked in Top 10 Nationally

Baseball America tabs the class No. 9 overall, second-highest ever for program
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky’s 2017 recruiting class was ranked No. 9 in the country by Baseball America, it was announced Tuesday. The lofty ranking is the second-highest ever for the program by the respected publication and comes on the heels of the Wildcats finishing the 2017 season in the top 10 of the national polls after advancing to their first-ever Super Regional. Continue reading UK Baseball – Kentucky’s 2017 Recruiting Class Ranked in Top 10 Nationally

UK Baseball – Kentucky’s White Wins Rawlings Gold Glove Award

White with the stretch - Photo by UK Athletics
White with the stretch – Photo by UK Athletics

First baseman’s defensive work honored for second consecutive season
 LEXINGTON, Ky. – Evan White was honored with the 2017 ABCA Collegiate Rawlings Gold Glove Award at first base, it was announced on Wednesday. It is White’s second consecutive trophy for his glove work. Continue reading UK Baseball – Kentucky’s White Wins Rawlings Gold Glove Award

UK Baseball – Role Reversal

NCCA Super Regionals UK vs UL - Photo by Brendon Miller
NCCA Super Regionals UK vs UL – Photo by Brendon Miller

Early in the 1986-87 season, Kentucky basketball coach Eddie Sutton uttered the famous phrase that would forever vault the UK versus UL rivalry into the stratosphere. “Kentucky is like the big brother and Louisville is like the little brother,” the embattled coach proclaimed when asked about the antagonism percolating between the two schools. Understandably, that quip rankled many in the Louisville camp and for the subsequent three decades, UL fans have simmered like a petulant younger sibling, trying desperately to bury that well-fitting moniker. Continue reading UK Baseball – Role Reversal

UK Baseball – It Just Means More

UK advances to Super Regional with win over NC ST - Photo by Mike Cyrus
UK advances to Super Regional with win over NC ST – Photo by Mike Cyrus

The new Southeastern Conference slogan, “It just means more,” certainly applies to its baseball teams. Unbeknownst to many Big Blue basketball die-hards, America’s pastime has always surpassed hoops in both attendance and interest throughout the other 13 SEC campuses. Although the pigskin still reigns supreme on Saturdays down south, bleached cowhide consistently surpasses dimpled leather every other day of the week. Continue reading UK Baseball – It Just Means More

UK Baseball – Two-Win Day Sets Kentucky Up For Winner-Take-All Game

UK battles NC State for chance to move on to Super Regionals - Photo by Mike Cyrus
UK battles NC State for chance to move on to Super Regionals – Photo by Mike Cyrus

(Update as of 11:50pm 6-5-17 UK trails NC State 5-4 in top of 7th Inning)

Wildcats will face NC State on Monday night for spot in Super Regional

LEXINGTON, Ky. – There will be Monday baseball at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

Top-seeded Kentucky forced another game in the Lexington Regional final with its 8-6 win over No. 3 seed NC State in front of 3,261 fans on a clear Sunday night at Cliff Hagan Stadium. It was the second do-or-die win of the day for the Wildcats, who again will face the Wolfpack on Monday night in a winner-take-all game to advance to the Super Regional in Louisville next week. Continue reading UK Baseball – Two-Win Day Sets Kentucky Up For Winner-Take-All Game