Kentucky fan Shug McGaughey wins first Kentucky Derby

Good morning, Big Blue Nation. It’s expected to be a rainy day in this neck of the goods but don’t let that stop yourself.

Shug McGaughey, a longtime Kentucky fan and Lexington native, won his first Kentucky Derby last night as Orb won the 139th running.

Due to the weather conditions expected on Sunday, the Wildcats decided to follow the old Ernie Banks motto of “Let’s Play Two!” on Saturday. Arkansas took the first game of the day but the Wildcats won the second game in the ninth-inning comeback. It was Kyle Barrett who hit the game-tying single up the middle. Zac Zellers would follow that with the game-winning single, scoring Matt Reida. The Wildcats won it 4-3 over #14 Arkansas. The Cats host Vanderbilt next weekend.

Some sad news relating to the Kentucky football team as it was announced today that junior safety Ashley Lowery was injured in a car accident. According to the police report, the junior had not been wearing his seat belt and was ejected from his car and landed 100 feet away. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.

After Friday’s softball game was postponed at Alabama, the Wildcats played two games today. The 19th ranked Cats won the first game 5-0 behind the pitching of freshman pitcher Kelsey Nunley but fell in game 2 with a 14-0 shutout. The series concludes this afternoon.

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