Georgia spoiled Kyle Cody’s pitching gem, then beat Kentucky 5-1 in extra innings, reports Mark Maloney of the Herald-Leader. “We got a really good pitching performance out of Kyle today, and unfortunately we just weren’t able to take advantage of it,” UK Coach Gary Henderson said. “It’s really hard to win a game 1-0. We got really close but we just weren’t able to close the door in the ninth inning. And obviously it got away from us in the 10th.”
Kevin Brockway of the Gainesville Sun writes that new Florida basketball coach Michael White is not the first coach to follow a legend. White replaces Billy Donovan, now the head coach of the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder.
UK women land commitment from No. 1 junior college player, reports Jennifer Smith of Herald-Leader. “Evelyn Akhator, a 6-foot-3 forward from Lagos, Nigeria, picked the Cats over Tennessee, Texas and Florida State. In her two seasons at Chipola, in Marianna, Fla., Akhator led the Indians in scoring and rebounding. Last season, she averaged 21.2 points, 16.7 rebounds, 3.1 steals and 2.9 blocked shots.”
Georgia pounds Kentucky 12-3 in baseball, reports Mark Maloney of the Herald-Leader. The win by the Bulldogs sets up Sunday’s rubber match at Cliff Hagan Stadium. “We didn’t play well today,” UK Coach Gary Henderson said. “We certainly didn’t pitch well enough to win. We didn’t really hit well enough to win. We didn’t take advantage of six walks. And we’ve got to make sure we did a good job of showing up tomorrow to win a series.”
Three double plays help Kentucky past Georgia, reports Mark Maloney of the Herald-Leader. “Dorian Hairston hit a three-run shot and Ka’ai Tom added a solo blast as the Wildcats won the opener of a three-game Southeastern Conference series at Cliff Hagan Stadium.”
Calipari receives Distinguished Achievement Award at UMass, reports Metz Camfield of CoachCal.com. “The Distinguished Achievement Award recognizes individuals for their exceptional achievements in a chosen profession, for demonstrated leadership and for other exemplary accomplishments that merit the special recognition of the university.”
Coaching is in the bloodlines of new Florida basketball coach Michael White, reports Kevin Brockway of the Gainesville Sun. “He wasn’t afraid to challenge me,” says White’s head coach at Ole Miss, Rob Evans.
Former Kentucky football player Max Godby will be among the thousands graduating from UK this weekend. Godby distinguished himself through his charity work and off-the-field contributions. Here he talks about his career at Kentucky.
In Cincinnati’s 7-2 loss at Pittsburgh on Thursday night, Reds’ starter Anthony DeSclafani walked four batters in five innings, which continued an alarming trend.
After exhibiting good control over his first three starts, DeScalfani has been wild in his last two. Acquired from Miami in the Matt Latos trade, the right-hander walked six batters in his first four starts, covering 26 innings. In his last two starts, the 25-year-old DeSclafani has walked nine in 10 innings.
“I put myself in a lot of jams,” said DeSclafani after Thursday night’s loss. “Definitely wasn’t happy with this outing. I kind of felt like I was fighting myself mechanically and I wasn’t getting ahead of hitters at all.”
Here is a look at the former Florida star’s starts this season.