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Kentucky Baseball: A look at the remaining schedule and where the Cats sit in the SEC standings

With the season nearing an end, Kentucky has SEC series with big implications coming up.

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The Kentucky Wildcats picked up a win last night 7-1 over Morehead State to improve to 27-14 on the season. With the season winding down, let's take a look at what the rest of the schedule looks like for the Cats and where they currently sit in the rankings.

The Cats are currently ranked 14th in the overall rankings. They fell from 6th after a week where they dropped 3 of the 4 games and only came away with one win against the No. 1 team in the country, the Florida Gators. Going forward, the schedule is tough but very important for postseason play.

Coming up this weekend, the Cats play host to the Missouri Tigers, who are 5th in the SEC East standings. Missouri is currently 28-13 on the year with an 8-10 record in the conference. Kentucky really needs to get a series victory this weekend considering the struggles they have had in the SEC.

The Cats will then make a trip to Knoxville to take on Tennessee, May 4th-6th. The Vols are last in the SEC East with an overall record of 24-19 and they are 7-11 in conference play.

The Cats will be doing a lot of their work on the road, as they must travel to face Indiana on May 8th. Indiana is currently 15th in the rankings with a 29-8 record on the season.

The final home series of the season will take place May 11th-13th when the Mississippi State Bulldogs come to town. Mississippi State is 6th in the SEC West with an overall record of 23-19 and an 8-10 record in SEC play.

After that, the last four games are on the road for the Cats as they face Murray State on May 15th. Murray has a 17-23 record on the season.

Then to close out the regular season, the Cats will make the trip to Nashville for a series with Vanderbilt, May 17th-19th. Vanderbilt is currently ranked 17th in the country and sits 3rd in the SEC East with a 24-16 record and a 10-8 conference record.

Then comes the SEC Tournament, which is a double elimination tournament that 12 of the 14 SEC team qualify for. As we are now, the Cats sit in 6th place in the East just ahead of Tennessee. If the tournament started today Tennessee and Alabama would fail to make the cut.

With that being said, Kentucky only has a one game cushion on Tennessee, meaning the importance of these last four SEC series is through the roof. The Cats can’t afford many slip ups if they want to make it to Hoover, Alabama and compete for an SEC title.