Yesterday the #24 Kentucky Wildcats baseball team played #16 Ole Miss in the final game of the series. The Wildcats won the game by the score of 5-4, thus winning two out of the three games in the series. This series win is huge for the Cats, who have been struggling to win over the last few weeks. The team hadn’t won a series since the end of March when they took a series over Georgia.
The Wildcats had lost seven games in a row before defeating Ole Miss in the first game of the series on Thursday. Although the Cats were beat handily by Ole Miss on Friday, they were able to bounce back and win the series on Saturday. The Cats had been falling further and further down the top 25 national rankings due to their many recent losses. However, their victories against the higher ranked Ole Miss will surely help them climb back up the rankings. This series win also has historical significance. This is just the third time in program history that Kentucky has won a series against Ole Miss in Oxford. The previous series wins came in 2001 and 2007.
The Kentucky baseball team will be on a break this upcoming week since it’s finals week at the University of Kentucky. The Wildcats will begin a new series on Friday, May 3rd against Arkansas. The game will be held in Lexington and is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET.