While we have all been caught up in the Madness of March in the Big Blue Nation for the last couple of weeks. This UK Baseball program is off to a good start 21 games into the season. The Cats currently set at 15-6 and 0-3 in the SEC. This team is currently ranked 6th in the D1baseball.com top 25 rankings.
Kentucky opened SEC play last weekend on the road down in Arkansas. It wasn’t the start the Cats had drawn up. They dropped the 3 game set to the hogs. But Kentucky bounced back in a big way on Tuesday against Xavier, lightin’ up the scoreboard for 20 runs in 8 innings.
The Cats will look to keep the bats hot this weekend as the Auburn Tigers will roll into lexington for a 3 game set, were they will try to even up that SEC mark at 3-3 with a Series sweep. Auburn is off to a great start as well, they currently set at 19-3 and 2-1 in the SEC.
Let’s take a look at Players who are off to great starts for this Kentucky Squad:
The Cats currently have 8 guys batting over .300 to start the season. Tristan Pompey is leading the way batting .380 with 2 Homers and 11 RBI’s.
Luke Heyer leads the Cats in home runs with 10, just 21 games into the season. T.j Collett and Kole Cottam are a close 2nd with 9 homers a piece.
Sean Hjelle has been the dominant Ace for this staff to this point. HJelle is 4-1 in 5 starts with a 2.40 ERA.
Stay tuned to UKFansallday.com will we be doing pre and post games for Kentucky Baseball throughout the season.