Kentucky leads the SEC East and overall after a 2-1 series win at Arkansas.
This weekend, the Kentucky Wildcats baseball team won their first series at Arkansas in 10 years, 2-1. Friday night, Kentucky lost the opener of the series 8-7, but then won the doubleheader on Saturday 5-4 and 2-1 respectively. The Arkansas Razorbacks are the best pitching team in the SEC with a league-leading 2.67 ERA. But the immovable object ran into the irresistible force this weekend as the Wildcats, who lead the SEC in most hitting categories did just enough to overcome the outstanding Hawgs pitching staff with a series total of 14 runs on 26 hits and 3 errors.
Related: Recap at UKAthletics.com
Kentucky has been extremely impressive this year in winning 1-run games, boasting an incredible 11-2 record in games decided by the narrowest of margins, and both those losses came in series openers against top 20 opponents. The Wildcats record is now an impressive 32-5, 11-4 in the SEC and leading the league.
Arkansas drops to 25-10 and 8-7 in the SEC and remains second in the SEC West behind 29-7 (10-4) LSU. After hosting the Cincinnati Bearcats tomorrow in Lexington, the aforementioned LSU Tigers come to town for an inter-division showdown that will leave the winner atop the SEC overall.