Kentucky leads SEC baseball heading into final week

(H-L photo/Matt Goins)

The wrapup game of the Georgia-South Carolina baseball series game in Athens was canceled Sunday because of rain. That leaves Kentucky a half-game ahead of South Carolina in both the SEC East and the league overall standings heading into the final weekend of conference play before the league tournament.

The Cats swept Alabama this past weekend, rallying to beat Bama 7-6 in the first game of a Saturday doubleheader, then whipping the Tide in the nightcap 8-1. That brought Gary Henderson’s team to 18-9 in league play for the year.
Because of the SEC Tournament (May 22-27 in Hoover, Alabama) all league series start on Thursday. Kentucky will be at Mississippi State. South Carolina (17-9) plays host to West Division leader LSU (17-10).
Kentucky owns the tiebreaker advantage over both South Carolina and LSU. The Cats swept South Carolina on March 16-18 in Lexington. And the Cats took two of three from LSU on May 20-22 at Cliff Hagan Stadium.
Before UK heads to Starkville, however, the Cats will play at Murray State on Tuesday.
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