Kentucky Weekly

April 23

Baseball

Kentucky traveled to Bowling Green, KY to take on Western Kentucky at Bowling Green Ballpark. Kentucky defeated Western Kentucky 15-0 at Kentucky Proud Park in Lexington, March 13, 2019. Kentucky defeats Western Kentucky 15-4.

Marshall Gei with a ball to the wall in right center and he scores in Cam Hill to get Kentucky on the board. (Kentucky 1, Western Kentucky 0) ( Ryan Johnson hits a Big Blue Bomb over the right center field wall to put Kentucky up by two here in the top of the 3rd inning. (Kentucky 2, Western Kentucky 0) . Jack Wilson got a run in for Western. (Kentucky 2, Western Kentucky 1). Zeke Lewis and Ryan Johnson with Big Blue Bombs. (Kentucky 5, Western Kentucky 1) Ryan Johnson with his third Big Blue Bomb in this game. (Kentucky 6, Western Kentucky 1) Western gets two runs in the bottom of the sixth. (Kentucky 6, Western Kentucky 3). Austin Schultz gets a Big Blue Bomb and scores in Elliot Curtis from third.  (Kentucky 8, Western Kentucky 3). Big Blue Bomb by Ryan Shinn he runs in Zeke Lewis from third and Ryan Johnson from second and a fielder’s choice. (Kentucky 12, Western Kentucky 3) Western gets a run in the bottom of the 8th (Kentucky 12, Western Kentucky 4). Trae Harmon with his first collegiate hit, he drives a pinch hit two run double into left center and another run for Kentucky in the 9th (Kentucky 15, Western Kentucky 4).

Final Kentucky 15, Western Kentucky 4

Kentucky travels to Gainesville to take on Florida in their 3 game SEC series. Game 1 is Friday night at 6:30 p.m. ET.

 A snippet of my interview with Kentucky Head Coach Mingoine:

Q: What did you think of Ryan Johnson’s performance tonight with his 3 Big Blue Bombs?

 A: He was proud of Ryan Johnson’s performance tonight as he had 3 Big Blue Bombs (home runs)

Q: Who do you see emerging as the go to guy?

A: He saw Ryan Shinn and TJ Collett as the emerging go to guys

Q: What has the recent success done for recruitment?

A: With the installment of KPP they have had 19 commits across the United State. When we say Big Blue Nation…we mean Big Blue Nation

April 24

Softball

Kentucky hosted in state Eastern Kentucky to close out the season at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Wednesday night.  The Cats defeated EKU in Richmond 11-4 earlier this month and looked to sweep them tonight in which they did in just 5 innings. Kentucky has won 30 games under Coach Lawson for the 11th time.

The Colonels get on the board first on a two run homer and a single. (Eastern Kentucky 2, Kentucky 0). Kentucky gets on the board with a RBI single from Alex Martens, she scores in Katie Reed. (Eastern Kentucky 2, Kentucky 1). Kelsee Henson leads off 2nd inning with a home run, we are tied. (Eastern Kentucky 2, Kentucky 2). Kentucky takes the lead on a walk and a pair of EKU errors. (Kentucky 3, Eastern Kentucky 2). Alex Martens hits her 2nd grand slam of the season rocketing the Wildcat’s lead. (Kentucky 7, Eastern Kentucky 2). Abbey Cheek hits a home run, a 3 run shot out to right field. (Kentucky 10, Eastern Kentucky 2).

Final Kentucky 10, Eastern Kentucky 2

Kentucky travels to Tuscaloosa to take on Alabama in the final SEC series of the season. The game is at 7:30 p.m. ET.

April 26

Baseball

Kentucky traveled to Gainesville to take on Florida in SEC play. They look to continue their momentum from their mid-week game against WKU into this series against the Gators, but came up short tonight losing 10-8 to Florida.

Florida gets on the board first with a leadoff home run by Brady McConnell. (Florida 1, Kentucky 0). The Gators gets two more home runs to extend their lead. (Florida 4, Kentucky 0). Kentucky gets on the board with 3 runs to catch up with Florida. (Florida 4, Kentucky 3). Kentucky ties it up as Marshall Gei comes from second on Ryan Johnson’s hit. (Florida 4, Kentucky 4). Gators gets three runs with only two out and no one on the bases. (Florida 7, Kentucky 4). Kentucky gets two runs to get within one as Jaren Shelby drives in Austin Schultz with a SAC fly and Zeke Lewis forces a run. (Florida 7, Kentucky 6). Florida gets 3 more runs. (Florida 10, Kentucky 6). Coltyn Kessler drives in Ryan Shinn with a single to the right. Austin Schultz scores on a SAC fly. (Florida 10, Kentucky 8).

Final Florida 10, Kentucky 8

We are at it again tomorrow at 6 p.m. ET and you can catch the game on SEC Network

Softball

 #22 Kentucky traveled to Tuscaloosa to close out their SEC slate against Alabama and continue their winning streak as of late. They did just that as they defeat #3 Alabama 4-1.

Jenny Schaper gets us on the board doubling down left field and plates a pair of runs. Katie Reed follows her with a SAC fly to deep center field. (Kentucky 3, Alabama 0). Kelsee Henson doubles into right center scoring in Kayla Kowalik. (Kentucky 4, Alabama 0). Alabama gets their only run in the sixth inning.  (Kentucky 4, Alabama 1)

Final #22 Kentucky 4, #3 Alabama 1

They are at it again as they look to clinch the series over Alabama tomorrow night at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.

April 27

Softball

Kentucky looked to clinch the series over Alabama tonight but after Alabama’s head coach was ejected, the Lady Roll Tide were fired up and came back to win 3-1 over Kentucky.

Kentucky gets on the board in the top of the sixth inning with a home run by Abbey Cheek. (Kentucky 1, Alabama 0). Alabama gets three runs after a walk and bases load and a hit to left field to take the lead. (Alabama 3, Kentucky 1).

Final #3 Alabama 3, #22 Kentucky 1

Kentucky plays in a rubber match tomorrow at 3 p.m. ET on SEC Network to close out their SEC slate.

Baseball

Kentucky looked to redeem themselves from last night loss and get back on a winning streak after Tuesday game. They did just that and came back to win 5-1 over Florida.

Cam Hill hits a clean single to right field scoring in Austin Schultz and gets a run himself for Kentucky to get on the board first. Zack Thompson gets a run as well. (Kentucky 3, Florida 0). Florida gets on the board with a two out single off short stop. (Kentucky 3, Florida 1).  Elliot Curtis lines up a double past third base and into the corner of left field scoring in Ryan Shinn to extend the lead. Alex Rodriguez lays a textbook squeeze bunt scoring in Elliot Curtis. (Kentucky 5, Florida 1)

Final Kentucky 5, Florida 1

Kentucky looks to sweep the series in their rubber match tomorrow at Noon ET and you can see the game on ESPN2.

April 28

Softball

#22 Kentucky takes the series over #3 Alabama to close out their 2019 SEC slate in a thriller 13 inning game in Tuscaloosa this Sunday afternoon.

Abbey Cheek gets Kentucky on the board with her 19th home run, a two-out solo blast to left field. (Kentucky 1, Alabama 0). Katie Reed doubles the Wildcats lead with a RBI single that scores in Bailey Vick from third. (Kentucky 2, Alabama 0). Alabama gets on the board on a grounder at second that gets a run. Reagan Dykes gets a two-out double to tie the game. (Kentucky 2, Alabama 2). Alex Martens with a RBI single up the middle gets Kentucky a run in the 13th inning after Kentucky & Alabama being tied up since the sixth inning.

Final #22 Kentucky 3, Alabama 2/ 13

 Kentucky closes out their regular season with a trip to Lubbock, Texas to take on Texas Tech in a two game series. First game is Saturday night at 5 p.m. ET and the second game is Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. ET

Baseball

Kentucky looked to clinch the series over Florida but came up short as Florida clinch the series in their rubber match today in Gainesville.

Florida gets on the board with two run shot by Nelson Maldonado. (Florida 2, Kentucky 0). Dalton Reed with a dinger, two-out, two-run to tie up the game. (Florida 2, Kentucky 2). Daniel Harper yields back to back walks and a two run triple. (Florida 4, Kentucky 2). Florida gets two more runs. (Florida 6, Kentucky 2). Coltyn Kessler gets a clutch, two strike, two out double to score in Ryan Johnson and Ryan Shinn. (Florida 6, Kentucky 4). Florida gets a two out two run homer extending their lead. (Florida 8, Kentucky 4). Kentucky gets a two-run double by Cam Hill.  Dalton Reed with a SAC fly scores in Breydon Daniel. (Florida 8, Kentucky 8). Florida answers Kentucky with a RBI single with two strikes and a SAC fly. (Florida 10, Kentucky 8). Florida adds two more in the sixth. (Florida 12, Kentucky 8)

Final Florida 12, Kentucky 8

Kentucky will take a break this week and return to action this Friday night to host Arkansas at 6:30 p.m. ET.

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