With recruiting news of Drew Barker and Andrew Wiggins surrounding Kentucky, it’s sometimes easy to forget that there’s other teams wrapping up their seasons at the same time. After yesterday’s game was postponed due to rain, the Kentucky Wildcats took the field today against the top-ranked Vanderbilt Commodores in the first game of a doubleheader. However, the attempt for the Cats’ first series win at home since March fell apart early in an 11-3 loss.
The Cats took the early lead, thanks to a home run by 3B Max Kuhn in the 2nd inning. With AJ Reed on the mound, the Cats were able to keep the Commodores without any runs until the 4th inning when Vanderbilt hit back-to-back home runs to take a 3-1 lead. Vanderbilt took a dominating lead and never looked back, after seven runs in the fifth inning. The second game of the doubleheader is at 7pm tonight at Cliff Hagan Stadium.
According to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports and other sources, UK’s Rod Strickland is being considered for a position on Josh Pastner’s staff at Memphis. Strickland was at Memphis with John Calipari as the Director of Basketball Operations.