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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Kentucky outfielder Ryan Waldschmidt swings during the Kentucky vs Louisville baseball game on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at Jim Patterson Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky. Kentucky won 17-13. Photo by Isaiah Pinto | Staff

Ryan Waldschmidt, Kentucky baseball thrives in 17-13 win at Louisville

Jonathon Bruner, Baseball Beat Leader April 17, 2024

Ryan Waldschmidt’s two home run game propelled No. 3 Kentucky baseball (31-5, 14-1 SEC) to a 17-13 win over the rival Louisville Cardinals (21-15). Waldschmidt finished the game 3-5 and led the Cats...

Kentucky Wildcats pitcher Drew Lafferty pitches the ball during the Kentucky vs. Eastern Kentucky baseball game on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2024, at Kentucky Proud Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 10-0. Photo by Isaiah Pinto | Staff

Kentucky baseball jumps to No. 3 of D1Baseball top 25

Jonathon Bruner, Baseball Beat Leader April 15, 2024

Kentucky baseball (30-5 14-1 SEC) moved up five spots to No. 3 in the D1Baseball Top 25 week 10 rankings. The Wildcats finished 3-1 on a week that began with a midweek road loss against Samford and...

Kentucky infielder Ryan Nicholson prepares to hit during the Kentucky vs Auburn baseball game on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at Plainsman Park in Auburn, Alabama. Kentucky won 13-8. Photo provided by Auburn Athletics

COMEBACK CATS: Kentucky baseball comes back from 7-0 down to win 13-8

Landon Smith, Baseball Beat Reporter April 15, 2024

No. 8 Kentucky baseball (30-5 14-1 SEC) completed the series sweep of Auburn (18-17, 2-13 SEC) in comeback fashion by a score of 13-8. Both teams were quiet offensively to start the game, as the...

Kentucky Wildcats infielder Grant Smith (12) rounds second base after hitting a homerun during the No. 18 Kentucky vs. No. 25 Missouri baseball game on Saturday, April 1, 2023, at Kentucky Proud Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 10-0. Photo by Travis Fannon | Staff

Home run frenzy sees Kentucky remain undefeated in SEC series

Jonathon Bruner, Baseball Beat Leader April 15, 2024

Six "big blue bombs" fueled an offensive outburst in No. 8 Kentucky baseball's (29-5 13-1 SEC) 9-1 series-clinching victory over Auburn (18-16 2-12 SEC). The Wildcat offense tallied 14 hits on the game...

Kentucky infielder Ryan Nicholson catches the ball during the Kentucky vs Alabama baseball game on Saturday, April 6, 2024, at Kentucky Proud Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 7-0. Photo by Sydney Yonker | Staff

Ryan Nicholson leads the way as Bat Cats conquer Auburn 6-5 in game one

Jonathon Bruner, Baseball Beat Leader April 15, 2024

Ryan Nicholson's late two-run home run propelled No. 8 Kentucky baseball (28-5 12-1 SEC) to a 6-5 win over Auburn (18-15 2-11 SEC).  Nicholson led the Wildcats with three hits and three RBIs in the...

Kentucky Wildcats outfielder Ty Crittenberger dashes to first base during the Kentucky vs. Morehead State baseball game on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024, at Kentucky Proud Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 9-5. Photo by Isaiah Pinto | Staff

PREVIEW: Kentucky baseball prepares for SEC road series with Auburn

Jonathon Bruner, Baseball Beat Leader April 14, 2024

As conference play rolls on, No. 8 Kentucky baseball is set for a road series against Auburn.  The Wildcats remain atop the SEC East entering the series with an 11-1 one record after sweeping Georgia,...

Kentucky Wildcats third baseman Ethan Hindle rounds third base during the Kentucky vs. Eastern Kentucky baseball game on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2024, at Kentucky Proud Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 10-0. Photo by Isaiah Pinto | Staff

Bat Cats lose eight-game win streak with shocking midweek loss to Samford

Jonathon Bruner, Baseball Beat Leader April 12, 2024

No. 8 Kentucky baseball’s (27-5 11-1 SEC) comeback efforts fell short in a 9-7 loss to Samford (22-10). The Bulldogs came out of the gates hot in the bottom of the first against Wildcat starter Drew...

Kentucky Wildcats outfielder Lukas Schramm hits the ball during the Kentucky vs. Eastern Kentucky baseball game on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2024, at Kentucky Proud Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 10-0. Photo by Isaiah Pinto | Staff

Kentucky baseball jumps into top 10 in week nine D1Baseball top 25

Jonathon Bruner, Baseball Beat Leader April 12, 2024

Kentucky baseball (27-4 11-1 SEC) made the biggest climb in the week nine D1Baseball Top 25 rankings, moving up nine spots to No. 8. The Wildcats finished the week 3-0 with their only action being a...

Kentucky Wildcats head coach Nick Mingione talks to reporters after the No. 18 Kentucky vs. Western Kentucky baseball game on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at Nick Denes Field in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Kentucky won 10-8. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

ANALYSIS: Three takeaways from Kentucky’s sweeping weekend

Landon Smith, Baseball Beat Reporter April 11, 2024

No. 17 Kentucky baseball swept No. 13 Alabama this past weekend, extending its record to 27-4 and its conference record to 11-1. With a lot working for the Cats, three major things stuck out from the...

Kentucky Wildcats pitcher Mason Moore (20) pitches the ball during the Kentucky vs. Evansville home opener baseball game on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023, at Kentucky Proud Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 6-3. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

ANALYSIS: Shutdown pitching performances propel Kentucky to sweep Alabama

Isaiah Pinto, Baseball Beat Reporter April 11, 2024

This past weekend over 10,000 fans attended Kentucky Proud Park as No. 17 Kentucky baseball held a high-scoring No. 13 Crimson Tide offense to three runs including a shutout. Central Connecticut State...

Kentucky infielder Ryan Nicholson catches the ball during the Kentucky vs Alabama baseball game on Saturday, April 6, 2024, at Kentucky Proud Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 7-0. Photo by Sydney Yonker | Staff

Ryan Nicholson’s two homers propel Bat Cats to ranked SEC sweep over Alabama

Jonathon Bruner, Baseball Beat Leader April 7, 2024

Ryan Nicholson and his two home run game propelled No. 17 Kentucky baseball (27-4, 11-1 SEC) to a 10-1 victory over No. 13 Alabama (22-10, 4-8 SEC) to complete a three game series sweep. Nicholson finished...

Kentucky pitcher Dominic Niman pitches the ball during the Kentucky vs Alabama baseball game on Saturday, April 6, 2024, at Kentucky Proud Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 7-0. Photo by Sydney Yonker | Staff

DOMinant complete-game shutout from Dominic Niman sees Bat Cats conquer Alabama 7-0

Jonathon Bruner, Baseball Beat Leader April 6, 2024

Dominic Niman tossed a complete game shutout in No. 17 Kentucky baseball’s (26-4 10-1 SEC) 7-0 series-clinching victory over No. 13 Alabama (22-9 4-7 SEC) on Saturday. The lefty became the first...

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