UK sophomore right-hander Justin Lewis threw seven innings of perfect baseball before surrendering a home run in the top of the eighth inning. Lewis finished the inning and Kentucky defeated UC Santa Barbara 12-1 on Sunday.
UK freshman left-hander Zack Thompson gave up just one earned run and struck out seven in the Wildcats’ 17-2 victory over Western Kentucky on Wednesday. Thompson earned his first college victory in his first home start for the Cats after being selected in last year’s MLB Draft. Evan White, Marcus Carson and Riley Mahan led UK at the plate.
Preseason All-American J.B. Bukauskas struck out 10 University of Kentucky batters over six shutout innings, and No. 9 North Carolina defeated the Cats 3-1 on Friday in the season opener for both teams.
The Kentucky men played Geogia in Rupp Arena Tuesday night. The game went into overtime with Kentucky coming out on top 90-81. The game also marked Brent Musbuger's final game for ESPN, marking an end to a 50 year broadcasting career. Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court was also in attendence at the game.