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Kentucky Kernel

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Kentucky Kernel

Kentucky outfielder Ryan Waldschmidt celebrates at second during the Kentucky vs Lipscomb baseball game on Friday, Mar. 1, 2024, at Kentucky Proud Park in Lexington, Kentucky, Kentucky won 7-4. Photo by Sydney Yonker | Staff

PREVIEW: Kentucky baseball prepares for SEC Tournament against LSU

Jonathon Bruner, Baseball Beat Leader May 22, 2024

It is officially postseason time for Kentucky baseball and its first stop will be in Hoover, Alabama, for the SEC Tournament where the Bat Cats will be the No. 3 seed. The top four seeds in the...

Kentucky pitcher Dominic Niman pitches during the Kentucky vs Tennessee baseball game on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at Kentucky Proud Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky lost 9-4. Photo by Sydney Yonker | Staff

Kentucky baseball enters postseason at No. 2 in D1Baseball Top 25

Jonathon Bruner, Baseball Beat Leader May 22, 2024

Kentucky baseball (39-12 22-8 SEC) remained at No. 2 in the final D1Baseball Top 25 rankings of the regular season on Monday. The Wildcats maintained their position in the rankings after taking two...

Kentucky first baseman Ryan Nicholson during the Kentucky vs Tennessee baseball game on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at Kentucky Proud Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky lost 9-4. Photo by Sydney Yonker | Staff

Kentucky baseball loses game three, shares SEC title with Tennessee

Jonathon Bruner, Baseball Beat Leader May 22, 2024

Missed opportunities on offense and shaky pitching cost No. 2 Kentucky baseball (39-12 22-8 SEC) in game three against Vanderbilt (35-20 13-17 SEC) by a score of 12-4.  “Our inability to finish...

Kentucky baseball players celebrate 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

SEC CHAMPIONS: Kentucky baseball earns share of first regular season title since 2006

Jonathon Bruner, Baseball Beat Leader May 22, 2024

No. 2 Kentucky baseball (39-11 22-7 SEC) defeated Vanderbilt (34-20 12-17 SEC) in mercy rule fashion by a score of 17-7 to clinch the 2024 regular season SEC Championship. The championship was the Wildcats'...

Kentucky infielder Ryan Nicholson 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

No. 2 Kentucky baseball takes game one over Vanderbilt in final SEC series

Jonathon Bruner, Baseball Beat Leader May 18, 2024

No. 2 Kentucky baseball (38-11 21-7 SEC) showcased its offensive versatility in a 10-5 game one defeat over Vanderbilt (34-19 12-16 SEC).  The win marked the Bat Cats' 21st conference win, which...

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

PREVIEW: Kentucky baseball hosts Vanderbilt with SEC Championship at stake

Jonathon Bruner, Baseball Beat Leader May 18, 2024

The final weekend of the regular season has arrived and No. 2 Kentucky baseball is set to host the Vanderbilt Commodores. The home Wildcats enter the series 20-7, which is first in the SEC East....

Kentucky Wildcats pitcher Mason Moore (20) pitches the ball during the No. 18 Kentucky vs. No. 25 Missouri baseball game on Sunday, April 2, 2023, at Kentucky Proud Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 3-1. Photo by Travis Fannon | Staff

Kentucky pitcher Mason Moore thrives in series-clincher against Florida

Jonathon Bruner, Baseball Beat Leader May 18, 2024

While he may not have earned a decision in the game, Mason Moore delivered when Kentucky baseball needed him in game three against the Florida Gators on Sunday. After the Wildcats dropped game two,...

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

Kentucky baseball jumps to No. 2 in D1Baseball top 25

Jonathon Bruner, Baseball Beat Leader May 13, 2024

Kentucky baseball (37-11 20-7 SEC) moved up two spots to No. 2 in the D1Baseball week 14 Top 25 rankings on Monday. The rise in the rankings came after the Bat Cats took the series on the road against...

Kentucky infielder Patrick Herrera rounds third during the Kentucky vs Lipscomb baseball game on Friday, Mar. 1, 2024, at Kentucky Proud Park in Lexington, Kentucky, Kentucky won 7-4. Photo by Sydney Yonker | Staff

Patrick Herrra’s big day sees No. 4 Kentucky baseball outlast Florida

Jonathon Bruner, Baseball Beat Leader May 12, 2024

Patrick Herrera’s big day at the plate propelled No. 4 Kentucky baseball (37-11, 20-7 SEC) to a 7-5 win over Florida (26-25, 11-16 SEC) in extra innings Sunday.  The win marked the Bat Cats'...

Kentucky first baseman Ryan Nicholson during the Kentucky vs Tennessee baseball game on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at Kentucky Proud Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky lost 9-4. Photo by Sydney Yonker | Staff

No. 4 Kentucky baseball thrashed 10-1 by Florida in game two

Jonathon Bruner, Baseball Beat Leader May 12, 2024

No. 4 Kentucky baseball (36-11 19-7 SEC) was dominated by the Florida Gators (26-24 11-15 SEC) in game two by a score of 10-1 Saturday. After taking game one, the Wildcats' bats went silent and...

Kentucky infielder Nick Lopez scores at home during the Kentucky vs Lipscomb baseball game on Friday, Mar. 1, 2024, at Kentucky Proud Park in Lexington, Kentucky, Kentucky won 7-4. Photo by Sydney Yonker | Staff

No. 4 Kentucky baseball comes up clutch, defeats Florida 12-11 in extras

Jonathon Bruner, Baseball Beat Leader May 11, 2024

No. 4 Kentucky baseball (35-10 18-6 SEC) outlasted Florida (25-24 10-15 SEC) in an extra-inning thriller by a score of 12-11 on Friday. Ryan Nicholson and Nick Lopez led the Wildcat offense in the...

Kentucky infielder Nick Lopez scores at home during the Kentucky vs Tennessee baseball game on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at Kentucky Proud Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky lost 9-4. Photo by Sydney Yonker | Staff

PREVIEW: Kentucky baseball prepares for final road series at Florida

Jonathon Bruner, Baseball Beat Leader May 10, 2024

After its statement series win against Arkansas, No. 4 Kentucky baseball will hit the road to take on the Florida Gators for the final road series of the season. The visiting Wildcats enter the...

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