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UK Baseball now in the Top 5 nationally

Katie Dugan | UK Athletics

Katie Dugan | UK Athletics

Katie Dugan | UK Athletics

Another week, another impressive set of wins for the UK Baseball team, which jumped two more spots to number four in D1Baseball’s Top 25 rankings. That’s the best of any SEC team, which is saying something:

1. Oregon State
2. Louisville
3. North Carolina
4. Kentucky
5. Auburn
6. Texas Tech
7. Florida
8. Clemson
9. TCU
10. Long Beach State

The Bat Cats also moved to third in the NCAA’s RPI, which is also the best in the SEC. With this weekend’s wins, they moved to 31-14, 14-7 in SEC play. Kentucky’s offense leads the SEC in Batting Average, Runs, Doubles, Total Bases, Slugging, Hits, On-Base Percentage, RBI, Sacrifices and Hit By Pitch. It is second in Home Runs and third in Walks.

In a sign of just how much he’s done in such a short time, Nick Mingione is the only first-year UK coach to win at least 30 games, and now has the most SEC victories for a first-year UK coach.

Impressive stuff. You can get in on the movement this weekend as the team hosts Georgia for a three-game series. Friday and Saturday’s games will take place at 6:30 p.m. at The Cliff, while Sunday’s finale will start at 1 p.m. All games will be broadcast on SEC Network+ (so, streaming, not on TV).

Go Bat Cats.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

6 Comments for UK Baseball now in the Top 5 nationally



  1. TBW3011
    5:46 pm May 1, 2017 Permalink

    Think you have the overall record wrong. We’ve lost more than 7 games overall



  2. Ridge Runner
    6:05 pm May 1, 2017 Permalink

    This is really awesome. So proud of the Cats!



  3. Big DAWG Loggin
    6:51 pm May 1, 2017 Permalink

    GO CATS!



  4. runningunnin.454
    6:53 pm May 1, 2017 Permalink

    Cats swingin’ a hot stick. And Logan Salow threw the ol’ radio ball at Carolina.
    They could hear it, but they couldn’t see it.



  5. foamfinger
    7:57 pm May 1, 2017 Permalink

    You also have to credit the kids for being adults and taking the coaching change in stride and rolling with it. This kind of turnaround doesn’t happen if you have a few kids upset that the coach that recruited them is no longer with the program.