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June 17, 2017

Riley Mahan named ABCA Third-Team All-American

Haley Simpson 5:00pm June 17, 2017 6/17/17 Comments Disabled

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A crucial piece of this year’s BatCats, Riley Mahan can now add another honor to his growing list as he was named ABCA Third-Team All-American today. Mahan was also second-team All-SEC, All-American Honors from Collegiate Baseball, third-team honors from Baseball America and was a Dick Howser Trophy semifinalist. The second-baseman was selected as the 89th…

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Go behind the scenes of the Seattle Mariners’ selection of Evan White

Kindsey Bernhard 2:00pm June 17, 2017 6/17/17 Comments Disabled

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The Seattle Mariners selected Kentucky first baseman Evan White with the 17th-overall pick in the first round of the 2017 MLB Draft on Monday. White was a player the Mariners had their eye on all season. “We got a player in mind that we’re hoping to get, Evan White, first baseman University of Kentucky,” southeast regional scout…

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June 14, 2017

Wednesday’s Top 10: PJ Washington’s threes, former Cats working out, baseball Cats getting drafted

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 9:00am June 14, 2017 6/14/17

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Between the giant fire at a high rise in London and GOP Majority Whip Steve Scalise being shot at the GOP baseball practice in Virginia, it’s a pretty sobering morning, which makes pictures like the one above an even more welcome respite. Shoutout to these Kentucky fans for repping the Cats atop this beautiful mountain.…

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June 13, 2017

UK Fans in Bora Bora want a Day Two MLB Draft Roundup

Nick Roush 9:00pm June 13, 2017 6/13/17 Comments Disabled

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I was pretty excited to spend a weekend in the Florida panhandle, until I saw this snapshot from Bora Bora.  This weekend will be an enjoyable, much-needed getaway, but it can’t be compared to the spectacular French Polynesian scenery.  Until then, here’s more sports ball… In the second day of the MLB Draft, hundreds of prospects were chosen…

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UK pitcher selected by Oakland Athletics in sixth round

Drew Franklin 4:16pm June 13, 2017 6/13/17

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The Oakland A’s drafted Logan Salow with the No. 171 overall pick, in the sixth round today. The Ashland, Ky. native was the Cats’ senior closer in 2017, a season in which he threw 73 strikeouts and gave up only 37 hits in 55.1 innings pitched with a 1.95 ERA. At one point in the year…

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Nick Mingione named Perfect Game/Rawlings Coach of the Year

Drew Franklin 3:09pm June 13, 2017 6/13/17

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Add another major accomplishment to Nick Mingione’s shelf through his first season as UK’s head baseball coach. Today the first-year skipper was named the 2017 Perfect Game/Rawlings Coach of the Year for college baseball. “It’s only one year but it’s pretty clear that the culture for the Kentucky baseball program has already changed, significantly,” the…

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Riley Mahan picked in third round of MLB draft

Drew Franklin 1:53pm June 13, 2017 6/13/17

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Another Kentucky Wildcat is off the board in the MLB draft. Sophomore infielder Riley Mahan was selected 89th overall, a third-round selection, by the Miami Marlins. Mahan will join fellow Wildcat alum and infielder J.T. Riddle in the Miami organization. We could one day see Mahan on second and Riddle at short. Mahan was a three-time…

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June 12, 2017

Evan White Drafted by the Seattle Mariners in First Round of the MLB Draft

Nick Roush 9:09pm June 12, 2017 6/12/17

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With the 17th pick in the 2017 MLB Draft, the Seattle Mariners selected Kentucky first basement Evan White. Considered one of the best defensive first basemen in the country, his bat was underrated.  He hit a team-high .373, slugged .637, hit 10 home runs, 24 doubles and 41 RBIs.  He was at his best when it…

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Previewing Tonight’s MLB Draft For The BatCats

Trey Huntsman 3:15pm June 12, 2017 6/12/17

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Tonight marks the beginning of the 40-round MLB Draft. The BatCats will have several players that will go in the first two days of the Draft, including projected first-rounder Evan White. The first two rounds of the Draft will take place tonight on MLB Network, so read up on where Kentucky players could potentially land…

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June 11, 2017

MLB Draft begins Tomorrow

Sam Gormley 3:00pm June 11, 2017 6/11/17

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Just when you thought baseball season was done for the Cats, tomorrow brings the start to the MLB Draft. For those that are Reds fans, like myself, this draft brings a lot of intrigue as to who they might pick. Will it be Vanderbilt’s Kyle Wright? High Schooler Hunter Greene? Or even Louisville’s Brendan McKay?…

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August 9, 2020

MLB Roundup, Week Three: Fish on Fire

Wynn McDonald 7:30pm August 9, 2020 8/9/20

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Welcome back, friends and family! I’m pleased to report that as of yet, the 2020 baseball season is in fact still happening. In this week’s edition of the MLB Roundup, we’re covering the miraculous recovery of the fightin’ “minor league” Miami Marlins, an update on the Cardinals’ coronavirus outbreak, and of course another round of “strange but…

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August 7, 2020

Another positive coronavirus test postpones this weekend’s Cardinals-Cubs series

Zack Geoghegan 8:00pm August 7, 2020 8/7/20

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Major League Baseball could sure use a “Bubble” concept right about now. Earlier on Friday, it was reported that this weekend’s three-game series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs would be postponed after another Cardinals player tested positive for the coronavirus. It was later confirmed by the league. The Cubs’ three-game series with…

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August 3, 2020

Jaren Shelby returning to Kentucky Baseball for 2021 season

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 2:30pm August 3, 2020 8/3/20 Comments Disabled

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Another key member of the Kentucky Baseball team is coming back for an additional season. This morning, senior outfielder Jaren Shelby announced he will take advantage of the NCAA’s COVID eligibility relief waiver for spring sports student-athletes, joining fellow seniors T.J. Collett and Zeke Lewis in returning to Lexington for a final season. “Lexington is…

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August 2, 2020

Lexington Legends take down Florence Y’alls in opener of “Battle of the Bourbon Trail”

Zack Geoghegan 7:00pm August 2, 2020 8/2/20 Comments Disabled

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There were actual live sports played in Lexington on Saturday–with fans, too! In the opening game of the “Battle of the Bourbon Trail” series between the Lexington Legends and Florence Y’alls, it was the hometown Legends who came away with a tightly contested 4-3 victory at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. Following the cancellation of the Minor…

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MLB Roundup, Week Two: Enjoy it while you’ve got it

Wynn McDonald 4:00pm August 2, 2020 8/2/20

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Well, that escalated quickly. After just one week and a half, the biggest news of the 2020 MLB season is that it may be almost over. But we’ll get to that in a minute. As long as there’s baseball on TV, the MLB Roundup perseveres, and the first full week of action was well worth…

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Former Wildcat Chris Rusin called up by the Braves

Maggie Davis 12:00pm August 2, 2020 8/2/20 Comments Disabled

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A former Wildcat has found his new home in the big leagues. Chris Rusin, a Bat Cat from the 2006-09 teams, had his contract selected by the Atlanta Braves on Saturday. The left-handed pitcher isn’t a total stranger to the Braves – he signed a minor league deal with the team back in January. When…

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August 1, 2020

MLB threatens to cancel season if sport doesn’t do better job managing coronavirus

Jack Pilgrim 1:30pm August 1, 2020 8/1/20

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After just over one week of games, Major League Baseball is on the cusp of cancellation. According to a report by ESPN, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred told MLB Players Association executive director Tony Clark on Friday that if the sport can’t contain the outbreaks popping up throughout the league, it could shut down for the…

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July 31, 2020

Another MLB game postponed due to positive COVID tests

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:23am July 31, 2020 7/31/20

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Here we go again. According to Jon Heyman, members of the St. Louis Cardinals have tested positive for the coronavirus, leading to the postponement of today’s game vs. the Milwaukee Brewers. The Cardinals are currently isolating in their hotel rooms in Milwaukee. These are the first positive tests in the MLB outside of the East…

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July 28, 2020

TJ Collett will continue to hit bombs for UK Baseball

Drew Franklin 3:00pm July 28, 2020 7/28/20 Comments Disabled

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Kentucky’s star first baseman, TJ Collett, will return to college baseball for another run with the Cats in 2021. Collett graduated back in May but will take advantage of the NCAA’s eligibility relief for spring athletes who missed their senior seasons due to the stupid coronavirus. Collett had this to say in a statement through…

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July 27, 2020

Marlins vs. Orioles game canceled after COVID outbreak

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 9:30am July 27, 2020 7/27/20

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Just when we were getting comfortable with the possibility of sports returning, the coronavirus says, “Not so fast.” According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the Miami Marlins’ home opener vs. the Baltimore Orioles tonight has been canceled after an outbreak of cases over the weekend. Eight more players and two coaches with the Marlins tested positive…

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