Category Archives: UK Sports

UK Softball – For the Love of the Game

Photo provided by Chris Shoals - UK Athletics
Photo provided by Chris Shoals – UK Athletics

The UK Softball team advanced through the NCAA Lexington Regional on Sunday with an exhilarating 4-2 win over Illinois. The Wildcats, riding the golden arms of senior Meagan Prince and Junior Erin Rethlake together with the sizzling bat of freshman Alex Martens, swept through DePaul and the Illini twice this weekend to survive the double elimination format. Continue reading UK Softball – For the Love of the Game

UK Baseball – Mahan Earns Third SEC Player of the Week Honor

Riley Mahan The University of Kentucky baseball team beats Tennessee on Friday, May 12, 2017, at the Cliff.  Photo by Britney Howard
Riley Mahan
The University of Kentucky baseball team beats Tennessee on Friday, May 12, 2017, at the Cliff.
Photo by Britney Howard

Junior infielder Riley Mahan joins Brent Rooker as only 2017 three-time winners

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Riley Mahan is the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week after a white-hot week at the plate, it was announced Monday by the league office. It is Mahan’s third SEC Player of the Week honor this season, joining Mississippi State slugger Brent Rooker as the only three-time winners of the award. Continue reading UK Baseball – Mahan Earns Third SEC Player of the Week Honor

UK Softball – Kentucky Earns No. 14 National Seed, to Host Lexington Regional

UK Wildcats
UK Wildcats

Wildcats to open up with DePaul on Friday at 2:30 p.m. ET

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky softball team earned the No. 14 national seed in the 2017 NCAA Softball Championships, and will serve as regional hosts this weekend at John Cropp Stadium. The Wildcats will welcome Illinois, Marshall and DePaul to Lexington for a double-elimination style bracket to send one team to super regionals. Continue reading UK Softball – Kentucky Earns No. 14 National Seed, to Host Lexington Regional

UK Baseball – No. 8 Kentucky Completes Weekend Sweep of Tennessee

The University of Kentucky baseball team beats Tennessee on Sunday, May 14, 2017, at the Cliff.  Photo by Britney Howard
The University of Kentucky baseball team beats Tennessee on Sunday, May 14, 2017, at the Cliff.
Photo by Britney Howard

The Wildcats head to Florida next week with SEC title implications on the line

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky bounced back in perfect fashion from its first rough weekend in Southeastern Conference play, sweeping Tennessee on the strength of Sunday’s 7-2 victory in front of 3,085 fans at Cliff Hagan Stadium on a magnificent Mother’s Day afternoon. Continue reading UK Baseball – No. 8 Kentucky Completes Weekend Sweep of Tennessee

UK Baseball – Mahan’s Pair of Two-Run Home Runs Pace No. 8 Kentucky

The University of Kentucky baseball team beats Tennessee on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at the Cliff.  Photo by Britney Howard
The University of Kentucky baseball team beats Tennessee on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at the Cliff.
Photo by Britney Howard

Four home runs on Saturday gives Wildcats eight in series; Mahan has three

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Riley Mahan continued his assault on Southeastern Conference pitching over the past two weeks, belting two home runs to lead No. 8 Kentucky to an 8-3 victory over Tennessee on Senior Day at Cliff Hagan Stadium. The Wildcats will go for a series sweep on Sunday afternoon as they continue to hunt the SEC crown. Continue reading UK Baseball – Mahan’s Pair of Two-Run Home Runs Pace No. 8 Kentucky

UK Tennis – No. 17 Kentucky Drops Heartbreaker to No. 10 Michigan in NCAA Second Round

UK Wildcats
UK Wildcats

Adachi and Sutjiadi will still compete in NCAA singles and doubles competition, May 24-29

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. – In a rematch of last season’s NCAA Championship Second Round bout between the two programs, the No. 17 Kentucky women’s tennis team once again saw its season come to an end, falling to No. 10 Michigan, 4-2. The Wildcats finish the 2017 campaign with a 17-9 overall record, while the Wolverines advance to the Round of 16 with a 23-5 mark. Continue reading UK Tennis – No. 17 Kentucky Drops Heartbreaker to No. 10 Michigan in NCAA Second Round

UK Softball – No. 16 Kentucky Climbs Back to Win Wild, 11-Inning Affair

UK Wildcats
UK Wildcats

Wildcats salvage a game from three-game series in Starkville

STARKVILLE, Miss. – In a game that featured 17 runs on 22 hits, six errors, 11 innings and five different pitchers, the No. 16 Kentucky softball team picked up a hard-fought 10-7 win after watching a four-run seventh-inning lead evaporate, then fighting to scoring three runs in the top of the 11th, all with two outs, to win the game. Continue reading UK Softball – No. 16 Kentucky Climbs Back to Win Wild, 11-Inning Affair

UK Baseball – Squires’ Four RBI, Logue’s Career-High 11 Strikeouts Pace Kentucky

No. 4 Wildcats remain atop the SEC East with 15th conference victory

The University of Kentucky baseball team beats Georgia on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at the Cliff. - Photo by Britney Howard
The University of Kentucky baseball team beats Georgia on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at the Cliff. – Photo by Britney Howard

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Troy Squires knocked in four two-out runs and Zach Logue bounced back from a handful of rough starts with a terrific outing to push No. 4 Kentucky to a 7-4 victory over Georgia on a clear and cool night at Cliff Hagan Stadium. Continue reading UK Baseball – Squires’ Four RBI, Logue’s Career-High 11 Strikeouts Pace Kentucky