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
3. North Carolina
6. Texas Tech
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.