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EKU baseball star A.J. Lewis signs contract with Colorado Rockies; Chicago native batted .451 in 2020

Eastern Kentucky University star catcher A.J. Lewis has signed a contract with the Colorado Rockies. “Being a professional baseball player is a dream come true,” Lewis said. Lewis was on the Buster Posey National Collegiate Catcher of the Year watch list in 2019 and 2020. He hit .303 with 45 runs scored, 10 doubles, nine home runs, a team-best 49 runs batted in and 17 stolen bases in 2019. EKU...

Pompey’s grand slam leads Kentucky to 12-4 rout of Florida in big SEC series opener

Tristan Pompey’s fourth-inning grand slam sparked No. 6 Kentucky to a 12-4 series-opening win over No. 5 Florida in Gainesville, taking out one of the Southeastern Conference’s top starting pitchers in the process.   UK’s 38 wins are the sixth most in school history and most since the 2012 team won a school-record 45. The Cats’ 19 SEC wins trail only the 2006 championship team’s 20 for most...

Trio of Morehead State baseball players selected to summer league All-Star teams

Tyler Keele (left) will play for the Coastal Plain League West Division All-Star Team, and Matt Anderson will play for the Prospect League East Division All-Star Team. (Photo from Morehead State Communications)   A trio of Morehead State baseball players have been selected to their respective league’s All-Star teams.   Junior right-handed pitcher Tyler Keele and sophomore righty Luke...

Kentucky baseball falls after delay in midweek upset loss to Morehead State Eagles, 6-4

Morehead State plated single runs in the first, second, fourth and sixth innings and fought through an extensive rain delay to post a 6-4 win over No. 12 Kentucky, on a rain-soaked Tuesday night at Cliff Hagan Stadium.   Kentucky (22-11) dropped to 6-3 in midweek games in 2014 with the loss, as the Eagles rode a strong starting pitching performance from their 6-foot-7 left-handed starter and their...

Kentucky star A.J. Reed PerfectGame.org's midseason National Player of the Year

Kentucky junior left-handed pitcher/first baseman A.J. Reed – the Southeastern Conference leader in homers, RBI and slugging percentage – has been named midseason National Player of the Year by Perfect Game USA, it was announced on Thursdaymorning.   A native of Terre Haute, Ind., Reed was tabbed the midseason national player of the year by Perfect Game USA, joining LSU right-hander Aaron...

No. 17 Kentucky pitches its way to 4-2 win to open series at No. 5 Vanderbilt on Friday

Behind eight strong innings from A.J. Reed and the first career save from Kyle Cody, No. 17 Kentucky rallied from behind to post a 4-2 series-opening win over No. 5 Vanderbilt, on a perfect Friday night in front of 2,545 at Charles Hawkins Field.   Kentucky (19-7, 4-3 Southeastern Conference) fell behind after allowing a run in the first inning and after answering with a run in the top of the...

Kentucky's baseball game vs. Xavier moved to Wednesday afternoon due to weather

Due to the threat of inclement weather, No. 17 Kentucky vs. Xavier has been moved from Tuesday, to a Wednesday 4 p.m. ET first pitch at Cliff Hagan Stadium.   Kentucky (17-7) will face off with Xavier (12-10) on Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET at Cliff Hagan Stadium, with the game moved from Tuesday’s originally scheduled 6:30 p.m. ET first pitch.   From Kentucky Athletics.

Kentucky hosts Western Kentucky Tuesday in tune-up for series vs. No. 1 South Carolina

After opening Southeastern Conference play with a four-game road swing last week, Kentucky will kick off a five-game homestand with a midweek matchup with Western Kentucky, slated for Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. ET at Cliff Hagan Stadium.   The game will be broadcast live on the UK IMG Radio Network, with the Voice of UK Baseball, Neil Price, calling the action. Fans in Lexington can hear the game live...

Kentucky's record weekend on the diamond concludes with 26-3 win over Ball State

Kentucky pitcher Andrew Nelson (Photo courtesy of UK Athletics) No. 22 Kentucky got home runs from Max Kuhn and Micheal Thomas to claim the series over Ball State with a 26-3 win, as UK’s 58 runs scored in a three-game series marked the most in the 105-year history of the program, on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon at Cliff Hagan Stadium.   Kentucky (13-3) scored 58 runs over the three-game...

Kentucky baseball's game Wednesday postponed due to inclement weather

Due to inclement weather, the Kentucky baseball game with Dayton, scheduled for Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Cliff Hagan Stadium, has been postponed and will be scheduled for a later date, it was announced on Wednesday morning.   Kentucky (6-2) posted a 7-1 win over Wright State on Tuesday in its 2014 home opener, getting a three-hit, two-steal game from Austin Cousino and the first career...

Transylvania baseball opens season Saturday ranked No. 4 in HCAC preseason poll

In a conference that typically sports nationally ranked competitors, the Transylvania Pioneer baseball team is ready to combine experience with newly-added depth to make a strong run for a conference title.   Their potential was acknowledged by their conference competitors this season, as the Pioneers received a fourth-place ranking in the 2014 HCAC Baseball Coaches Pre-season Poll.   Pioneer...

Kentucky baseball season opener vs. No. 1 Virginia pushed back to 1:30 p.m. Friday

The season-opening matchup with Kentucky and No. 1 Virginia, set forFriday, has been pushed back to a 1:30 p.m. ET first pitch on Friday at Brooks Field, on the campus on UNC Wilmington, it was announced on Thursday night.   UK will face the Cavaliers on Friday at 1:30 p.m. ET, moved from a 12 p.m. ET first pitch due to rain in the Wilmington area on Thursday. UK will resume the Hughes...