UK Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart and new baseball coach Nick Mingione talked about plans for a new baseball stadium, which was approved by the Board of Trustees last week and is expected to be completed in time for the 2019 season. The facility will replace Cliff Hagan Stadium.
Kentucky is getting a new $49 million baseball stadium in 2019. A look at the other 13 baseball stadiums in the Southeastern Conference, including Alex Box Stadium — the home of the LSU Tigers and recently named the best ballpark in college baseball. South Carolina, Texas A&M and Arkansas are among the other SEC schools with unique stadiums.
Former Covington Catholic and University of Kentucky star Luke Maile hit his third home run of the season, a solo shot, in the Tampa Bay Rays’ 8-3 victory against the AL East-leading Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night in St. Petersburg, Fla.
With this season lost given a 39-61 record, former Covington Catholic and University of Kentucky catcher Luke Maile is one of the Tampa Bay Rays’ younger players who will get additional playing time to factor in 2017 decision-making.
Todd Guilliams has joined the Kentucky baseball staff, Coach Nick Mingione announced. Guilliams comes to Kentucky after one season at Western Carolina, where he was the hitting coach and ran the offense, in addition to coaching the catchers.
Kentucky first baseman Evan White and pitcher Dustin Beggs were named NCAA Division I Gold Glove winners on Sunday. The nine-player squad also included Louisville catcher Will Smith, a former Kentucky Country Day standout.
University of Kentucky juniors Zack Brown and JaVon Shelby became the first two Wildcats selected in this year’s Major League Baseball Draft when they were chosen back-to-back in the fifth round on Friday.
Kentucky sophomore first baseman Evan White accepted an invitation to play for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team and will play against international competition in July, USA Baseball announced Friday.