Is Kentucky a basketball school or a football school? Everyone seemed to have their own opinion early last fall. But what about Kentucky being a baseball school?
After last season’s 33-26 record (12-18 in SEC), no one would have associated Kentucky with being a baseball school. The Wildcats didn’t even make the NCAA Tournament.
But this year, each game the Bat Cats play they are looking more and more like an actual National Title contender. Kentucky is coming off a sweep of Missouri where they scored a total of 25 runs while giving up only three.
@d1baseball Rankings— NCAA Baseball (@NCAABaseball) April 3, 2023
2. Wake Forest
6. South Carolina
9. Boston College
The Wildcats are 25-3 on the season and have lost just once in conference play. They’re now up to No. 10 in the D1 Baseball Rankings, joining fellow SEC teams LSU (No. 1), Florida (No. 3), Vanderbilt (No. 4) and Arkansas (No. 5).
Over the next six weeks, Kentucky will face three of those four teams. It’s expected that they’ll lose a few of those games, but it’s also expected that Kentucky should be able to hang in with those top three teams.
Their pitching staff has been dominant this season and if their offense can just give the defense enough run support, the Wildcats should continue to surge.
Kentucky will return to the field this evening when they host Dayton at 7:30 PM ET.
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Only 3 teams have won a Men's National Championship seeded 3rd or worse over the last 15 years— CBS Sports College Basketball (@CBSSportsCBB) April 4, 2023
2011 UConn (3)
2014 UConn (7)
2023 UConn (4) pic.twitter.com/vtX9oBnSGE
No team has had a better 25-year run than the Huskies.
They absolutely rolled through the tournament.
Be sure to tune in April 13-15.
This was such an awesome game.
So much depth up front.
Is four games enough?
He’s averaging 14 points per game.
Sometimes falling to a better team isn’t the worst case scenario.