UK baseball takes No. 8 spot in D1Baseball’s rankings


Kentucky Wildcats pitcher Sean Hjelle delivers a pitch during the first inning of the second game of 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Baseball Super Regional at Jim Patterson Stadium on Saturday, June 10, 2017 in Louisville, KY. Photo by Addison Coffey | Staff.

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On Tuesday, D1Baseball released its top 25 rankings and Kentucky checked in at the No. 8 spot.

With three UK baseball players currently projected to be selected in the top 100 of the 2018 MLB Draft, including 2017 SEC Pitcher of the Year Sean Hjelle, Big Blue Nation can expect another good season from the Cats as they play their final season at Cliff Hagan Stadium. 

Kentucky joins SEC rivals Florida, Arkansas, Ole Miss and Texas A&M in the top 10 of the rankings. Collegiate Baseball and Perfect Game also have Kentucky listed at No. 8 on their preseason polls. 

The Cats will look to defend these rankings as they travel to Wofford College on Feb. 15 to start off their season.