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Cats’ White drafted by Mariners in MLB Draft; Cards’ star McKay chosen as fourth overall pick by D-Rays

By Keith Taylor KyForward Senior Sports Writer Evan White is going to the next level and Louisville standout Brendan McKay also is taking his two-way act to the major leagues. The University of Kentucky first baseman was the 17th overall pick by the Seattle Mariners in the Major League Baseball Draft Monday night, becoming the fifth player in school history chosen in the opening round. He joins Alex...

Jamie Vaught: All-American infielder White fueling Wildcats’ surge to the top of NCAA baseball rankings

Evan White is one of the big reasons why Kentucky is a baseball powerhouse this spring, ranking among the Top 5 teams in the nation. The Wildcats are currently No. 4 in D1Baseball.com and No. 5 in USA Today Coaches Poll. NCAA’s RPI has UK higher at No. 3. With White – a preseason All-American who is one of the country’s top two-way players at first base — and his teammates sparking the...

UK first baseman White named to preseason All-SEC team; Cats picked to finish 4th in East

Kentucky junior first baseman Evan White was voted to the Coaches’ Preseason All-Southeastern Conference Team, it was announced Thursday by the league. White also received preseason honors from Collegiate Baseball, D1 Baseball, PerfectGame.org and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association coming off a stellar 2016 season where he earned Second Team All-SEC honors. Evan White was named...

UK’s White named second-team All-American by Collegiate Baseball

Kentucky junior first baseman Evan White has been named second-team preseason All-America by Collegiate Baseball it was announced Monday. White, from Gahanna, Ohio, is coming off a stellar 2016 season where he earned Second Team All-Southeastern Conference honors. The 6-foot-3, 195-pounder’s defensive prowess earned him a Rawlings Gold Glove in 2016 and All-SEC Defensive Team honors for the second...

McNeill, White extend hitting streaks, but unearned runs undo No. 12 Kentucky in home loss to NKU

A pair of unearned runs in the sixth inning lifted Northern Kentucky to a 5-4 win over No. 12 Kentucky, on Tuesday night at Cliff Hagan Stadium. Kentucky (17-7) and NKU traded two-run innings early in the game, before UK took a 3-2 advantage into the sixth inning. NKU then rallied with three runs, as UK committed an error and had a defender slip while chasing a routine fly ball in the outfield during...

First baseman Evan White represents Wildcats on All-Southeastern Conference baseball team

Kentucky sophomore first baseman Evan White has been named to second-team preseason All-Southeastern Conference in a voting of the circuit coaches, it was announced by the league office on Thursday. A native of Gahanna, Ohio, White is coming off a season on the SEC All-Freshman Team in 2015, also earning a spot on the SEC All-Defensive Team. He finished with a .318 average (69-for-217) with 12 doubles,...