Kentucky baseball: Wildcats set to take on #1 LSU in Baton Rouge


As one Wildcat team is in the midst of their post season play, another team is in the heart of their regular season. Rolling off a win against Morehead State on Wednesday, the Wildcats that inhabit the diamond are ready to take on the LSU Tigers this weekend in a three game series down in Louisiana.

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After winning 9-4 against the Eagles following a tough road loss to the Hilltoppers in Bowling Green, Kentucky baseball starts their third SEC series of the season, this one coming against the #1 team in the land.

UK will most likely trot out Zach Brown to throw today to begin the series. Brown’s last outing against an SEC school resulted in a 10-1 loss to Mississippi State. Brown brought a 14.2 consecutive scoreless inning streak into the game and he saw it snapped when he allowed four hits in 5.1 innings of play.

Catcher Jimmy Wright was the star in the game against Morehead as he went two of four at the plate and coming around to score once, and will look to continue the offense for the Cats against a stout pitching staff for the Tigers.

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While no one in the LSU rotation will be a walk in the park, Alex Lange may prove to be the most difficult. Lange is 5-0 on the season, and the freshmen’s last action came against Arkansas, where he allowed 1 run on four hits (all singles) while striking out six in 7 innings of play. LSU as a team holds the batting average in the country at .332 with 20 long balls. Kade Scivicque, the LSU catcher, is the teams best hitter, posting a team best .423 average with seven doubles and three home runs and 16 runs batted in.

Full series probables are as follows (Kentucky’s pitcher is listed first):

Friday, 8:00 ET: Zach Brown (2-2, 2.43 ERA) vs. Jared Porche’ (5-1, 3.37 ERA)
Saturday, 7:30 ET: Dustin Beggins (3-2, 3.44) vs. Alex Lange (5-0, 1.42)
Sunday, 12:00 ET: Kyle Cody (2-2, 4.88) vs. Jake Godfrey (5-0, 2.25)

All games can be watched on SEC Network+, as well as heard on the UK Radio Network.