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Kentucky Kernel

Junior Sean Hjelle watches from the dugout during the game against Florida on Saturday, April 21, 2018 in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky won 3-1. Photo by Chase Phillips | Staff

SEC Tournament loss leaves UK waiting for NCAA Tournament bid

Charlee Schaefer May 22, 2018

In the UK baseball team’s seventh consecutive SEC Tournament appearance on Tuesday, the Cats fell short to the Auburn Tigers by a final score of 4-3 in extra innings. Coming into the game, the Tigers...

University of Kentucky Baseball seniors are recognized prior to the game against Mississippi State on Friday, May 11, 2018 in Lexington, Ky. The seniors included Charlie Haunert, Luke Becker, Luke Heyer, Alec Maley, Brad Schaenzer, and Troy Squires. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Senior night success: Cats take game one of big weekend series

Charlee Schaefer May 11, 2018

A beautiful night in Lexington brought out a rowdy crowd for senior night at Cliff Hagan Stadium for the No. 21 UK baseball team. The fan support helped the Cats to a 9-6 win in the series opener against...

Kentucky Wildcats pitcher Sean Hjelle hugs Kole Cottam after exiting the game in the eighth inning of the first round game of the Lexington Regional at Cliff Hagan Stadium on Friday, June 2, 2017 in Lexington, KY. Photo by Addison Coffey | Staff.

UK baseball drops game one of Knoxville series

Charlee Schaefer May 4, 2018

The No. 14 UK baseball team dropped game one of the three-game series in Knoxville, Tennessee, on Friday by a final score of 6-2.With their current 10-12 record in SEC play and 29-16 overall, the Cats...

Senior Outfielder Luke Heyer slides into third and eventually scores on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky was defeated 8 - 6. Photo by Edward Justice | Staff

UK baseball survives scare at the Cliff to open series against Mizzou

Charlee Schaefer April 27, 2018

In game one of the series against the Missouri Tigers on Friday evening, the UK baseball team won 2-1 after the Tigers threatened in the ninth inning.Surviving a scare, the Cats battled in the end and...

The Kentucky Rifle team is named team of the year at the Catspy Awards on Monday, April 23, 2018 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

The 2018 CATSPYs winners are…

Kernel News Staff April 23, 2018

Team of the year: UK Rifle Coach of the year: Harry Mullins (rifle) Female athletes of the yearWinners: Leah Edmond (volleyball) and Asia Seidt (swim and dive)Nominees:Katie Reed, softballMami Adachi,...

Junior Justin Lewis high fives his teammates on his way back to the dugout during the game against Florida on Saturday, April 21, 2018 in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky won 3-1. Photo by Chase Phillips | Staff

UK baseball evades sweep in final match against No. 1 Florida

Charlee Schaefer April 21, 2018

In the final game of the three-game set on Saturday, the No. 6 UK Baseball team evaded a series sweep with a 3-2 win.4,461 fans showed out for the warm series finale, a beautiful day for baseball at Cliff...

Kentucky Wildcats pitcher Sean Hjelle takes a moment to collect himself prior to starting the eighth inning of the region championship game of the Lexington Regional at Cliff Hagan Stadium on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 in Lexington, KY. Photo by Addison Coffey | Staff.

UK baseball’s defense suffers in loss to Florida

Charlee Schaefer April 19, 2018

The No. 6 UK Baseball team dropped game one of its series against No. 1 Florida on Thursday evening, 2-11.The coaching staff made the decision to change the pitching rotation for the series and changed...

Junior Ben Aklinski high fives teammates after scoring during the game against Miami-Ohio on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Chase Phillips | Staff

Hjelle struggles in UK baseball’s extra-inning comeback

Charlee Schaefer April 13, 2018

The No. 9 UK baseball team took game one of the three-game series against the Georgia Bulldogs on Friday evening 6-4 at Foley Field.Junior right-hander Sean Hjelle took to the bump and allowed two two-run...

Senior Catcher Troy Squires attempts to hit the ball on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky was defeated 8 - 6. Photo by Edward Justice | Staff

Explosive offense leads UK past South Carolina in game one

Charlee Schaefer April 6, 2018

The No. 9 UK baseball team devastated the South Carolina Gamecocks in game one of the weekend series on Friday, beating the Gamecocks 14-1.The victory was the first time the Cats have faced an SEC East...

Sean Hjelle delivers a pitch in Kentucky baseballs season opener at Wofford in Spartanburg, S.C. on Feb. 16, 2018. Hjelle pitched for six innings and gave up two hits. Photo by Wofford Athletics.

UK falls to Alabama in game one of weekend series

Charlee Schaefer March 30, 2018

For the first time since 2014, the No. 6 UK baseball team traveled to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to take on the Crimson Tide, but fell in game one of the weekend series on Friday evening 4-2.The Cats are now...

President Eli Capilouto, Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart and Head Coach Nick Mingione break ground at the new baseball facility that will take the place of Cliff Hagan Stadium on March 2, 2017, in Lexington, Kentucky. 

You’re Out! UK baseball plays its last season in beloved Cliff Hagan Stadium

Charlee Schaefer March 27, 2018

For 50 years, Cliff Hagan Stadium has been the home of the UK baseball team, but the Cats are currently playing their final season there.Head Coach Nick Mingione often says he wants the team to do something...

Senior Outfielder Luke Heyer slides into third and eventually scores on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky was defeated 8 - 6. Photo by Edward Justice | Staff

UK baseball walks off for first SEC win

Charlee Schaefer March 23, 2018

The No. 6 Kentucky baseball team opened SEC home play on Friday night with a 5-4 win, its first in conference play after being swept in Arkansas last weekend. As expected, the evening was a battle of the...

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