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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Kentucky Wildcat John Rhodes (1) rounds first base during the UK vs. Western Kentucky University baseball game on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at Kentucky Proud Park in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 6-5. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Heartbreak in Hoover: Kentucky baseball season halted

Barkley Truax May 25, 2021

Kentucky baseball (29-23) ended their season Tuesday morning in game one of the SEC tournament in a losing effort to No. 9 Florida (36-19) 4-1.Despite the loss, Kentucky finished with 11 hits, scoring...

Kentucky Wildcat John Rhodes (1) throws the ball to first during the University of Kentucky vs. Murray State University baseball game on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at Kentucky Proud Park in Lexington, Kentucky. UK lost 13-8. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Vanderbilt, Rocker edge past Wildcats in walk-off victory

Eric Decker May 20, 2021

Kentucky’s NCAA hopes have been hanging by a thread for weeks now, and tonight it hit a major knot.In their final series of the regular season, Kentucky baseball fell victim to potential No. 1 pick in...

Kentucky Wildcat T.J. Collett (5) celebrates after hitting a homerun during the University of Kentucky vs. Murray State University baseball game on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at Kentucky Proud Park in Lexington, Kentucky. UK lost 13-8. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Collett, starting pitching power Kentucky to doubleheader sweep, series win over Alabama

Eric Decker April 25, 2021

It had been a month since Kentucky baseball had won an SEC series, with their three-game tirade at Auburn during the end of March marking its first sweep in-conference since 2017. They had been 2-7 from...

UK outfielders jog off the field during the University of Kentucky vs. Bellarmine baseball game on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at Kentucky Proud Park in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 4-3. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Kentucky thumped 15-2 by LSU in return to Kentucky Proud Park

Eric Decker April 9, 2021

In physics there’s a universally accepted law: for every action there’s an equal but opposite reaction. The same apparently applies to baseball.Following an 11-run, 15-hit performance against Louisville...

Kentucky Wildcat John Rhodes (1) high fives a coach while running in to home plate during the University of Kentucky vs. Eastern Kentucky University baseball game on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at Kentucky Proud Park in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 6-3 Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Rhodes’ three RBI lead UK past Bellarmine ahead of highly-anticipated MSU series

Eric Decker March 30, 2021

Following its sweep of Auburn this past weekend, Kentucky baseball made a quick pitstop in Lexington for a Tuesday night affair before heading back out on the road. With sights set on Mississippi State...

Kentucky Wildcat Trae Harmon (33) runs to home plate during the UK vs. Western Kentucky University baseball game on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at Kentucky Proud Park in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 6-5. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Kentucky rebounds from Ball State series by beating WKU

Eric Decker March 9, 2021

The offense wasn’t dead; it was just waiting to manifest. And it did during the most intense situations for the Cats, helping them outlast Western Kentucky 6-5 on Tuesday night.Ryan Hagenow came out...

Kentucky Wildcat Sean Harney (34) points up to the sky after throwing the winning pitch during the University of Kentucky vs. Eastern Kentucky University baseball game on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at Kentucky Proud Park in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 6-3 Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Cats move to 6-0 behind 8-5 win against Evansville

Eric Decker March 3, 2021

In his first spring in Lexington, Reuben Church seems to be finding a comfortable spot in this Kentucky lineup.Batting .500 through the season’s opening week, the freshman dazzled teammates and fans...

Kentucky Wildcat John Rhodes (1) hits the ball during the University of Kentucky vs. Miami Ohio game on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, at Kentucky Proud Park in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 5-1. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Kentucky remains undefeated with doubleheader sweep over Milwaukee

Eric Decker February 27, 2021

Kentucky was able to continue their perfect start and finish out a weekend series sweep of Milwaukee with consecutive victories in a Saturday double-header.The Cats were able to comfortably demolish Milwaukee...

Kentucky senior T.J. Collett tosses the ball to a teammate during the game against Norfolk State University on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at Kentucky Proud Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 11-1. Photo by | Staff

Mix of new and returning players has Kentucky baseball braced for immediate impact

Eric Decker February 16, 2021

Just under a year ago, Nick Mingione and his team were preparing to head off to Nashville to kick off conference play against the reigning national champions. But a now-familiar story played out: COVID-19...

Sophomore pitcher Braxton Cottongame high fives a teammate after a scoreless inning during the game against Southeastern Missouri State on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Chase Phillips | Staff

Kentucky defeats Murray State on walk-off home run

Eric Decker March 4, 2020

Kentucky baseball outlasted in-state foe Murray State on Tuesday in an 9-8 battle thanks to a walk off home run from John Rhodes.The homer was the first of his collegiate career, and gets Kentucky back...

Sophomore pitcher Braxton Cottongame runs after a foul ball during the game against Southeastern Missouri State on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Chase Phillips | Staff

Kentucky drops series finale to UNC Wilmington

Eric Decker March 1, 2020

UNC Wilmington pulled off the sweep of Kentucky in their weekend series, taking Sunday afternoon’s finale 7-4. It’s the second time the Cats have been swept this season, including the season-opening...

Chase Estep and TJ Collett. UK beat Tennessee Tech 13-3. Photo By Barry Westerman | UK Athletics

Kentucky baseball puts away Tennessee Tech in seven

Eric Decker February 25, 2020

Sometimes you don’t need nine.The Kentucky baseball team (5-3) stayed hot winning its fifth consecutive game with a 13-3 victory in seven innings over Tennessee Tech, but did get hit with another blow...

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