The Kentucky Wildcats traveled to Louisiana this past weekend and returns to Lexington with their season coming to an end, failing to pick up a win in the Super Regional.
The Wildcats fell 14-0 to LSU on Saturday and saw the same outcome on Sunday, losing 8-3 to the Tigers.
The season’s end is obviously not what Kentucky fans or the team hoped for, but 2023 was a good year for Kentucky baseball.
No, the Wildcats didn’t punch their ticket to what would have been the school’s first-ever College World Series berth. But the Wildcats went 40-21 on the season, which included winning 17 consecutive games and 23 out of 24 at one point during the year.
It was also just the second time Kentucky had made the Super Regional (2017) in program history. Kentucky’s fan base really showed out during the regular season and postseason run, building momentum for the offseason and heading into next year.
Also, kudos to Nick Mingione. There was a case to be made that 2023 was a make-or-break season for him. Needless to say, Mingione delivered on coaching this team to their best season in six years. Kentucky has lots of young talent on the roster, and they could look in the transfer portal to add more at key spots in the lineup as well as across the diamond.
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Jordan Burks is ready to make the call.
Kentucky defied the odds all season but couldn’t do it one final time, seeing its remarkable 2023 season come to an end with an 8-3 defeat to LSU at Alex Box Stadium on Sunday night.
His half brother, Deon Jackson, was a running back at Duke. His mother, Tiffani Smith, ran track at Miami and his father, Dadra Smith, played basketball at Utah State.
He could be the exact player Stoops loves to have.
Does Cal deserve all the heat he’s getting?
What a crazy finish this was.
Kentucky just can’t get it going in the portal.
Tip-off is set for 8:30 PM ET.
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