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Alabama knocks Cats out of SEC Tournament

May 24, 2016 - #9 Alabama vs #8 Kentucky

May 24, 2016 - #9 Alabama vs #8 Kentucky

May 24, 2016 – #9 Alabama vs #8 Kentucky

HOOVER, Ala.  Sophomore shortstop Riley Mahan had a pair of hits, including an RBI double, but the Kentucky baseball team lost to Alabama 5-2 in the first round of the SEC Tournament on Tuesday at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. 

Sophomore first baseman Evan White hit his fifth home run of the season in the fourth inning, extending his hitting streak to 16 games. It’s White’s second-longest streak of the season, trailing his 21-game hitting streak from earlier this year. 

Kentucky meets Alabama tonight in SEC tourney

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky will face Alabama in the first round of the Southeastern Conference Tournament on today at 5:30 p.m. ET at Hoover (Ala.) Metropolitan Stadium.

Kentucky (32-24 overall, 15-15 SEC) and Alabama (31-24, 15-15 SEC) tied for eighth place in the overall league standings. UK is slotted as the No. 8 seed and Alabama at No. 9 because the Wildcats won two out of three games between the teams earlier this season.  The game will be televised on the SEC Network and also will be available on the UK Sports Radio Network.

White, Beggs and Hjelle Earn All-SEC Honors

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Three Kentucky Wildcats, first baseman Evan White and pitchers Dustin Beggs and Sean Hjelle, received recognition on the Coaches’ All-Southeastern Conference Team announced Monday by the league office.

White was named second-team All-SEC and also earned a place as the first baseman on the SEC All-Defensive Team.  Beggs joined White as the pitcher on the All-Defensive Team.  Hjelle was chosen as the relief pitcher on the SEC All-Freshman Team.

White, a sophomore from Gahanna, Ohio, is batting .377 with 15 doubles, three triples, four home runs and 39 RBI.  He leads the team in batting average, doubles, triples and RBI.  He also has had a sparkling performance in the field, with numerous outstanding defensive plays and only one error all season.

Weekly Kentucky baseball update

TEAM NOTES

The Kentucky baseball team went 3-1 last week, including taking two-of-three in an SEC series against Missouri and winning a non-conference contest over Murray State. The Wildcats return to action in the SEC Tournament this week. Kentucky will be the eighth seed, and the Wildcats’ first game of the event will be on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. ET in Hoover, Ala. against ninth-seeded Alabama. Tuesday’s game is in the single-elimination portion of the tournament, so the Wildcats must win to play additional games in the event.

Kentucky will face Alabama in SEC Tournament Tuesday

LEXINGTON, Ky. – With the bracket officially set for the Southeastern Conference Baseball Tournament, Kentucky will face Alabama on Tuesday, May 24, at 5:30 p.m. ET at Hoover (Ala.) Metropolitan Stadium.

Kentucky (32-24 overall, 15-15 SEC) and Alabama (31-24, 15-15 SEC) tied for eighth place in the overall league standings. UK is slotted as the No. 8 seed and Alabama at No. 9 because the Wildcats won two out of three games between the teams earlier this season.  The game will be televised on the SEC Network and also will be available on the UK Sports Radio Network.

Kyle Cody’s complete game gives UK 7-2 win

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Pitching in his final career game at Cliff Hagan Stadium, senior right-hander Kyle Cody threw a complete game, holding Missouri to just one earned run, as the Wildcats topped the Tigers 7-2 in the regular season finale for both teams.

Kentucky (32-24, 15-15 SEC) advances to next week’s SEC Tournament, where the Wildcats will face Alabama on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. ET.

Dustin Beggs pitches UK to needed win over Missouri

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Senior righthander Dustin Beggs pitched eight shutout innings as the Kentucky baseball team beat Missouri 2-1 on Friday at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

Beggs (9-2) held Missouri to no runs, just six hits – all singles — and two walks while striking out six. The nine wins this season allow Beggs to tie Corey Littrell (2012) for sixth-most in any season in Kentucky history. Beggs, a junior college transfer, has 16 wins during his two seasons at UK – second-most all-time among two-year Wildcats.

Kentucky falls 9-3 to Missouri

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Junior outfielder Zach Reks had two hits, including his seventh home run of the season, but the Kentucky baseball team lost to Missouri 9-3 on Thursday night at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

Reks continued his recent hot streak on Thursday night. He extended his personal hitting streak to nine games with a single in the sixth inning. Two innings later, Reks homered for the sixth time in Kentucky’s last 12 games.

Softball, baseball game times for Friday changed

LEXINGTON, Ky. – After evaluating the expected weather conditions Friday in the Lexington area, the NCAA has decided to adjust the game times for the 2016 NCAA Softball Lexington Regional.

Game one featuring Illinois and Utah will now be played at 11 a.m. ET with game two following at 1:30 p.m. ET, in an attempt to beat the incoming rain.

Game times for Saturday and Sunday will remain the same.

Both of Friday’s games will still be available via ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app with Dave Baker and Dorian Craft on the call, as well as 1580AM radio with Dick Gabriel.

UK baseball hosts Missouri hoping to gain SEC tourney momentum

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky baseball will look to gain momentum heading into the Southeastern Conference tournament, rounding out its regular season schedule hosting a three-game series against the Missouri Tigers at Cliff Hagan Stadium. The first two games will begin at 6:30 p.m. ET Thursday and Friday, with the series conclusion being held at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The series will be broadcast on the UK Sports Radio Network. Fans in Central Kentucky can hear the games live on WLAP 630-AM, in Louisville on WKJK 1080-AM and online at UKathletics.com. Neil Price will be on the call.

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