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UK-Arkansas baseball series opener postponed, doubleheader set for Saturday

The series-opening game between No. 12 Kentucky and Arkansas, scheduled for Thursday night at Cliff Hagan Stadium was postponed due to inclement weather.

Kentucky (23-13, 9-6 Southeastern Conference) and Arkansas (22-15, 4-11 SEC) are scheduled to play Friday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPNU. The two teams will play a doubleheader Saturday beginning at noon. The doubleheader will be televised on SEC Network Plus.

 Kentucky will play a doubleheader against Arkansas Saturday (UK Athletics Photo)

Kentucky will play a doubleheader against Arkansas Saturday (UK Athletics Photo)

Kentucky is coming off a tough one-run loss to No. 3 Louisville on Tuesday, falling 7-6 in the bottom of the ninth inning. Evan White had two hits in the game with two runs scored and an RBI, while Storm Wilson went 2-for-4 with an RBI and Zach Reks had a hit and RBI. Zach Logue started the game on the mound and went five innings with one earned run allowed.

The Wildcats will turn to the weekend rotation of junior righty Zack Brown (2-6, 6.08) today, senior right-hander Dustin Beggs (7-0, 2.27 ERA) and senior righty Kyle Cody (4-2, 4.20 ERA) on Saturday. Arkansas will counter with junior right-hander Dominic Taccolini (3-2, 5.57 ERA) in the opener, junior right-hander Zach Jackson (2-4, 5.01 ERA) and a to-be-determined starter in Saturday’s finale.

On the season, Kentucky is hitting .285 at the plate as a team with 31 homers and 219 runs scored. Reks leads Kentucky with a .364 (32-for-88) average, adding four doubles, one homer, nine RBI and a .451 on-base percentage. White is hitting .353 (55-for-156) with a team-best 31 runs scored, adding 11 doubles, two triples, two homers, 29 RBI and a .401 on-base percentage with nine stolen bases. Junior Gunnar McNeill is hitting .322 (47-for-146) with 23 runs scored, seven doubles and five homers while junior third baseman JaVon Shelby leads the team in homers with six.

All of the UK-Arkansas games will be broadcast on the UK Sports Radio Network, available in Central Kentucky on WLAP 630-AM, in Louisville on WKJK 1080-AM and online at UKathletics.com.

From UK Athletics

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