The Kentucky baseball team will square off twice against in-state rival Louisville next season, the team that knocked it out of last season’s NCAA super regional, as part of a schedule that includes 11 opponents who made the 2017 NCAA Tournament field.
Now that he is the University of Louisville’s acting athletics director, former Kentucky Wildcats baseball pitcher Vince Tyra seems to feel he has to provide reassurance to Cardinals fans of where his deepest loyalties lie.
Kentucky’s 2017 recruiting class was ranked No. 9 in the country by Baseball America, it was announced Tuesday. The lofty ranking is the second-highest ever for the program by the respected publication and comes on the heels of the Wildcats finishing the 2017 season in the top 10 of the national polls after advancing to their first-ever super regional.
Former University of Kentucky pitcher James Paxton tossed six scoreless innings, becoming the first Mariners pitcher to win six games in a single month, and Seattle won 9-1 over the New York Mets on Sunday.
At 6-foot-9, Los Angeles Angels pitcher Alex Meyer has a lot of moving parts in his delivery. But the former University of Kentucky standout is making his height work to his advantage with an average four-seam fastball velocity of 96 mph.