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The Wildcats’ are off to hot starts swinging the bat.

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No matter which of the two teams you’re watching, the Kentucky Wildcats have owned the diamond to start 2022. Kentucky Softball is running over their competition with a 9-1 record while Kentucky Baseball opened their season with a 3-0 series sweep.

The Baseball Wildcats offense scored 31 runs in their sweep of Jacksonville State University over the weekend. Their pitching core was also in sync, only giving up 10 runs total over the three games. To be fair, Jacksonville State was below .500 last season. However, a great start nonetheless for the Wildcats.

On the other diamond, the Lady Wildcats continue to roll. After starting their season 4-1, they’ve now won five more consecutively as they climb the Top-25 rankings. They’re averaging more than 10 runs per game during their winning streak while surrendering only 2.6 runs per contest over five games. They’re currently ranked No. 16 with clutch wins over No. 24 Liberty and No. 11 Arizona.

It’s certainly early in the season for both teams and especially for Kentucky Baseball. But these two teams can only beat the opponents in front of them and aside from just one game from their combined schedules, they’re doing just that.

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Headlines

Coen is “a top candidate” for Rams OC job - Kentucky Sports Radio

Not good news for Kentucky.

When Cats needed help the fans provided it against Alabama - Vaught’s Views

Rupp was rocking on Saturday.

Tshiebwe is now eligible to receive NIL benefits - Kentucky Sports Radio

Could this help influence a return for next season?

Bat Cats open season with a sweep - Cats Illustrated

Offense is rolling for Kentucky.

Kentucky WBB dominates Arkansas 78-55 in blowout - Kentucky Sports Radio

Four straight wins for the Lady Wildcats.

Juwan Howard takes swipe at Wisconsin men’s basketball assistant - ESPN

What will the consequences be?

Curry shines brightest in NBA All-Star Game - USA Today

16 threes... an all-star game record.

Suns star Chris Paul to miss 6-8 weeks with right thumb injury - ESPN

Devin Booker’s time to shine as their leader.