It’s the home finale this weekend for the Kentucky Wildcats (28-19, 10-14 SEC) baseball team in SEC play as they play host to #2 Vanderbilt Commodores (42-6, 21-2 SEC).
The Cats have the current lead in the all-time series with Vanderbilt with a 141-133-5 record. This iclude a 71-49-1 all-time record for the games that have been played in Lexington. That said, Vandy has won the last three consecutive series meetings between them, with the Cats’ last series win having come in 2009 in Lexington.
Both the Cats and Vandy lead the nation in players drafted by Major League Baseball teams on their roster. Kentucky has 15 players on their roster ranking second only to Vandy’s 18 drafted players.
Saturday’s game serves as Senior Day for the following players who are graduating from Kentucky: Jerad Grundy, Walt Wijas, and Zac Zellers.
You can catch the action at UKAthletics.com or on the UK IMG Network with Neil Price on WLAP 630-AM in Lexington and WKJK 1080-AM in Louisville.
The tentative pitching matchups are set as follows this weekend
Friday vs. Vanderbilt, 6:30 PM
So., LHP A.J. Reed (2-6, 2.84 ERA) vs. Jr., LHP Kevin Ziomek (9-2, 2.03 ERA)
Saturday vs. Vanderbilt, 7:00 PM (CSS/ESPN3)
Fr., RHP Kyle Cody (3-2, 4.86 ERA) vs. So., RHP Tyler Beede (12-0, 1.73 ERA)
Sunday vs. Vanderbilt, 1:30 PM (Fox Sports South/CWKYT-TV/WYMO-TV)
Jr., LHP Corey Littrell (5-4, 3.46 ERA) vs. Jr., RHP T.J. Pecoraro (3-1, 3.38 ERA)