The first pitch for the Kentucky Wildcats baseball season will come on Friday, February 14th at 12 PM against the University of Virginia Cavaliers in Wilmington, N.C. Virginia is the preseason #1 college baseball team so I expect it to be a tough matchup for the Cats.
This is a Virginia squad that featured four players named to the Baseball America Preseason All-American Teams. They led all schools with four players.
Outfielder Derek Fisher is Virginia’s lone first-teamer, while outfielder/first baseman Mike Papi makes the second team, and shortstop Branden Cogswell and outfielder Brandon Downes land on the third team.
The Cats had A.J. Reed named to the first team while Austin Cousino was named to the third team.
The other day, the SEC released its 2014 television schedule for baseball and the Cats are featured for five games.
The games announced so far include:
Saturday, March 22 vs. South Carolina, 2 PM, Fox Sports South
Sunday, March 30 at Vanderbilt, 2 PM, ESPNU
Saturday, April 5 vs. Florida, 1 PM, Fox Sports South
Saturday, April 26 vs. Ole Miss, 1 PM, CSS
Thursday, May 1 at Tennessee, 7:30 PM, ESPNU
Sunday, May 3 at Tennessee, 12 PM, Fox Sports South
There will be five games televised by the UK IMG Network and airing on Fox Sports South. Those games have not been released at this time.
The early round of the SEC Tournament will air on a mix of CSS and Fox Sports South while the semifinals will air on ESPN News and the championship series will air on ESPN2.
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