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Jamie Vaught: March Madness may be on everyone’s mind, but baseball season is right around the corner

Even though most folks are still focusing on basketball right now with March Madness just around the corner, UK’s highly-respected baseball team has already begun its 2018 campaign on a high note, posting a 7-1 record in nonconference action going into this week’s games. As you probably remember, Kentucky baseballers – who will face Arkansas for their first SEC weekend series in mid-March —...

Early four-run deficit too much to overcome as Cardinals’ College World Series run comes to an end

OMAHA, Neb. – Despite home runs from Brendan McKay and Logan Taylor, the No. 7 national seed Louisville baseball team was unable to overcome an early four-run deficit suffering a season-ending 4-3 loss to No. 6 TCU in a College World Series elimination game on Thursday night at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. With the loss, the Cardinals closed their record-setting season with a 53-12 mark overall...

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...

Cats fall behind early as Louisville grabs upper hand with 5-2 win in Super Regional series opener

By Keith Taylor KyForward Senior Sports Writer LOUISVILLE — Louisville grabbed the upper hand in its three-game series against rival Kentucky with a 5-2 victory over the Wildcats Friday afternoon at Patterson Stadium. The Cardinals (51-10) take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series going into Saturday’s contest that will feature ace pitchers Sean Hjelle (Kentucky) and Louisville’s Brendan McKay....

Cats expecting a tough battle against Ohio in NCAA Regional Tournament opener Friday

The Kentucky baseball team begins play in the NCAA Baseball Tournament on Friday, facing the Ohio Bobcats at noon at Cliff Hagan Stadium.   Kentucky (39-20) earned the right to host an NCAA Tournament Regional for just the second time in school history this season (2006 was the other). Overall, this will be Kentucky’s ninth appearance in the NCAA Tournament, where the Wildcats have a 14-16 overall...