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Kentucky Kernel

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Kentucky Kernel

Third baseman Mitchell Daly throws to first base after fielding a ground ball. Kentucky beat Oregon State 3-2 to win the Lexington Super Regional and advance to the 2024 College World Series on Sunday, June 9, 2024, at Kentucky Proud Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Cole Parke | Staff

Mitchell Daly propels Kentucky baseball to first ever Men’s College World Series victory

Jonathon Bruner, Baseball Beat Leader June 17, 2024

With his walk-off home run swing in the bottom of the tenth inning in the Men's College World Series, Kentucky baseball third baseman Mitchell Daly went from underrated to undeniable. While the...

Kentucky pitcher Johnny Hummel celebrates after striking out the last batter sending Kentucky to the College World Series. Kentucky beat Oregon State 3-2 to win the Lexington Super Regional and advance to the 2024 College World Series on Monday, June 10, 2024, at Kentucky Proud Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Cole Parke | Staff

THREE OUTS: Kentucky baseball makes history in NCAA Super Regional

Jonathon Bruner, Baseball Beat Leader June 15, 2024

As James McCoy was thrown out for the final out of the top of ninth, it meant that Oregon State was down to the final three outs of its season while Kentucky baseball was three outs away from history. There...

Kentucky players hold up NCAA trophy after their victory over Oregon State. Kentucky beat Oregon State 3-2 to win the Lexington Super Regional and advance to the 2024 College World Series on Monday, June 10, 2024, at Kentucky Proud Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Cole Parke | Staff

OMACATS: Kentucky baseball punches its ticket to Omaha for first time ever

Jonathon Bruner, Baseball Beat Leader June 11, 2024

Kentucky baseball (45-14, 22-8 SEC) defeated Oregon State (45-16, 19-10 PAC-12) by a score of 3-2 to advance to the Men’s College World Series for the first time in program history. “My heart...

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

Robert Hogan propels Kentucky baseball bullpen in pivotal postseason

Jonathon Bruner, Baseball Beat Leader June 7, 2024

As the regular season gave way to the postseason for Kentucky baseball, few have stepped up the way Robert Hogan has out of the bullpen. “This place is unreal,” Hogan said. “There's no place...

Kentucky Wildcats pitcher Mason Moore (20) warms up in the bullpen during the Kentucky vs. Morehead State baseball game on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023, at Kentucky Proud Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 15-1. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

FLU GAME: Mason Moore overcomes illness to boost Kentucky baseball to Super Regional

Jonathon Bruner, Baseball Beat Leader June 5, 2024

While Mason Moore continued his postseason dominance for Kentucky baseball in his region-winning start against Indiana State on Sunday, there was initial doubt if he’d even take the mound. The...

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

HISTORY: Kentucky baseball sweeps Lexington Regional, will host first Super Regional in school history

Jonathon Bruner, Baseball Beat Leader June 4, 2024

Kentucky baseball (43-14, 22-8 SEC) defeated Indiana State (44-15, 22-5 MVC) by a score of 5-0 to advance to the Super Regional round of the NCAA Tournament. "These are experiences they will never...

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

Kentucky baseball overcomes Illinois 6-1 in Lexington Regional

Jonathon Bruner, Baseball Beat Leader June 2, 2024

Kentucky baseball (42-14, 22-8 SEC) defeated Illinois (35-19, 18-6 B1G) by a score of 6-1 thanks to a masterful start by Trey Pooser.  “I thought Trey was unbelievable in so many ways,” Kentucky...

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

Kentucky baseball holds off rally, defeats Western Michigan in Lexington Regional

Jonathon Bruner, Baseball Beat Leader May 31, 2024

No. 2 Kentucky baseball (41-14, 22-8 SEC) held off Western Michigan (32-22, 19-11 MAC) by a score of 10-8 to advance to the winner's bracket of the Lexington Regional Friday. “They had their chances,...

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

PREVIEW: Kentucky baseball hosts Lexington Regional as No. 2 overall seed

Jonathon Bruner, Baseball Beat Leader May 31, 2024

With the Lexington regional officially set, four different teams will hope to be the last one standing when the dust clears. With that in mind, all four have different strengths and weaknesses, too.  No....

Kentucky Baseball team dances while Kentucky outfielder Ryan Waldschmidt goes up the bat during the Kentucky vs Western Kentucky baseball game on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024, at Kentucky Proud Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 5-0. Photo by Sydney Yonker | Staff

COLUMN: Kentucky baseball’s dugout antics are good for the game

Jonathon Bruner, Baseball Beat Leader May 30, 2024

Kentucky baseball has had an historic season on the field this past season, but one part opponents have been most critical of has nothing to do with the actual play, rather it's been the players in the...

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

Kentucky baseball honored with regular season awards for historic season

Jonathon Bruner, Baseball Beat Leader May 30, 2024

As the college baseball postseason approaches rapidly, Kentucky baseball was honored with several awards following the end of the regular season. The first of which was that head coach Nick Mingione...

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

No. 2 Kentucky baseball decimated 11-0 by LSU in SEC Tournament

Jonathon Bruner, Baseball Beat Leader May 23, 2024

No. 2 Kentucky baseball (39-13, 22-9 SEC) was decimated by LSU (37-20, 14-17 SEC) in its first game of the SEC Tournament by a score of 11-0 in run rule fashion.  The Wildcats simply had no answers...

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