As KSR’s lone baseball writer, I am stoked to say that Kentucky’s schedule was released on Christmas morning. With 17 games against ranked opponents (including eight against top three teams), #29 Kentucky will have a tough test in 2016. The Cats have invitationals in Spartansburg and San Diego in February before their home opener against Austin Peay on March 2nd. Kentucky will host Louisville, defending SEC champ Florida, South Carolina, Arkansas, and South Carolina this season. There will also be tough road series against 2015 runner-up Vanderbilt and Auburn.
Kentucky will send one of the best rotations in the country in Zack Brown, Kyle Cody, and Dustin Beggs against SEC opponents. With week games against Louisville and Cincinnati, we will see Zach Logue or other underclassmen. JaVon Shelby was named a Third Team All-American last week and will move from second to third this season.
Click here for the full schedule with game times and locations. Our previews for the league and each position group will be posted next month. I’m already juiced to get back to the Cliff this spring.