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Kentucky athletics director Mitch Barnhart watches the Kentucky vs. No. 1 South Carolina womens basketball game on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. South Carolina won 95-66. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

UK Athletics announces department-wide sale of Alcohol at sporting events

Cole Parke, Sports Editor June 17, 2023

UK Athletics and Kentucky Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart announced a department-wide sale of alcoholic beverages at sporting events for the 2023-24 school year. The official confirmation came from...

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

No. 12 Kentucky baseball’s miracle season comes to an end in Baton Rouge Super Regional

Cole Parke, Sports Editor June 14, 2023

No. 12 Kentucky baseball’s miracle season came to an end in the Baton Rouge Super Regional against No. 6 LSU on Sunday. Kentucky qualified for the Super Regional for the first time since 2017, 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

No. 12 Kentucky baseball survives Lexington Regional, advances to Super Regionals in Baton Rouge

Cole Parke, Sports Editor June 6, 2023

No. 12 Kentucky baseball survived the Lexington Regional on Monday, earning a rematch with No. 5 LSU in the Super Regionals in Baton Rouge. The Bat Cats kicked off the regional as the host and No. 1...

Kentucky Wildcats infielder Hunter Gilliam (14) reacts to winning during the No. 18 Kentucky vs. No. 25 Missouri baseball game on Saturday, April 2, 2022, at Kentucky Proud Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 3-1. Photo by Travis Fannon | Staff

No. 12 Kentucky baseball shuts out Ball State 4-0 in NCAA Tournament regional

Cole Parke, Sports Editor June 2, 2023

No. 12 Kentucky baseball shutout Ball State 4-0 in the first game of the NCAA Tournament Lexington Regional on Friday. The game marked several firsts for the “Bat Cats” including the first NCAA...

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

Kentucky baseball to host third NCAA Tournament regional in school history

Parker Scott, Reporter May 28, 2023

No. 13 Kentucky baseball (36-18) was announced as one of sixteen hosts for the NCAA Tournament regionals on Sunday, marking just the third time in school history that UK will host. Although the Cats were...

Kentucky Wildcats infielder Hunter Gilliam (14) swings his bat 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

Hunter Gilliam’s two bombs help boost No. 13 Kentucky baseball over Xavier 13-2

Parker Scott, Reporter April 28, 2023

No. 13 Kentucky baseball (29-7) defeated Xavier (22-15) by a score of 13-2 at Kentucky Proud Park on Tuesday. The win kept the Wildcats undefeated in mid-week games, bringing their total to 9-0. “I...

Kentucky Wildcats outfielder Ryan Waldschmidt (21) throws 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 baseball falls to LSU 16-6 in eight innings, suffers third consecutive loss

Ali Cetinok, Assistant Sports Editor April 14, 2023

No. 12 Kentucky baseball (27-6) was defeated 16-6 in eight innings by No. 1 LSU on Thursday, suffering its third consecutive loss on the road. For the first time all season, Kentucky entered Thursday...

Kentucky players cheer after an inning during the No.10 Kentucky vs. Dayton baseball game on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, in downtown Lexington in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Samuel Colmar | Staff

Late rally sees Kentucky baseball defeat Dayton for fifth straight victory

Parker Scott, Reporter April 12, 2023

No. 10 Kentucky baseball (26-3) scored nine runs in the second half of its home game against Dayton on Tuesday en route to a 13-6 victory. “(The game) was tight because we had so many baserunners,”...

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

Kentucky baseball defeats Missouri 3-1 to secure series sweep, improves to 8-1 in SEC

Drew Johnson, Staff Writer April 5, 2023

No. 18 Kentucky baseball defeated Missouri 3-1 on Sunday to sweep the Tigers. Pitcher Mason Moore was given the winning decision for Kentucky, pitching two innings and allowing no runs or hits. Kentucky’s...

Kentucky Wildcats pitcher Tyler Bosma (35) pitches the ball 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

Kentucky baseball secures series victory, defeats Missouri 10-0 in eight innings

Jonathon Bruner, Reporter April 5, 2023

No. 18 Kentucky Baseball (24-3) slugged its way to a series victory against the Missouri Tigers (19-8) by a score of 10-0 in eight innings on Saturday. Senior lefty Tyler Bosma got the ball to start...

Kentucky Wildcats outfielder Jackson Gray (51) 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

COLUMN: Kentucky baseball is shattering expectations, but can it continue dominance through SEC play?

Drew Johnson, Staff Writer April 4, 2023

As winter slowly transitioned into spring, the college baseball season was quickly approaching, meaning it was the time of year for publications to release their preseason conference rankings. What...

Kentucky players celebrate during 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

No. 18 Kentucky baseball rallies late to defeat Western Kentucky in Bowling Green

Colton Johnson, Reporter March 29, 2023

No. 18 Kentucky baseball (21-3) overcame a four-run deficit late to take down Western Kentucky (16-10) at Nick Denes Field in Bowling Green, Kentucky, on Tuesday. The win comes after Kentucky fell 4-3...

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