♦ Be sure to check out Sam Nasci's Mizzou Matchup preview of the Kentucky Wildcats here at SimmonsField.com
♦ Also check out our off-season South By Southeast posts about Kentucky Baseball:
The SEC Fan's Guide to Mizzou Baseball for everything you need to know.
JUST ANOTHER BUNCH OF COLLEGE GUYS
Watching narnia #kidatheart
— Kyle Barrett (@BSEBALL4LFE) May 14, 2013
Having a clean organized locker is a good feeling.
— Paul McConkey (@paul_mcconkey) May 10, 2013
Anyone know where I can take my truck and have fun in the mud?
— Corey Littrell (@clittrell21) May 6, 2013
Just finished last final *walk up to teacher* *fake handshake/nut tap* *double pistols to the class* "IM DONE BABAY" *slam door*
— Walt Wijas (@walt_wijas8) April 30, 2013
♦ Kentucky baseball team struggling to reach postseason (Courier-Journal)
This season began with talk of a trip to the College World Series, but now the University of Kentucky baseball team is down to its final two weekends and has work to do just to secure an invitation to the NCAA Tournament. Making matters worse, the Cats’ penultimate Southeastern Conference series is the tallest order yet. Vanderbilt, off to the best start in league history and ranked No. 1 in two major polls, is coming to town.
While Henderson won’t, Baseball America’s Aaron Fitt will put a number on it. A rough estimate, anyway. With six SEC games to go, Fitt figures Kentucky needs three wins at minimum to feel any measure of postseason security. Four and the Cats could really breathe easy.
“Certainly they need to win that Missouri series at the end of the year. That’s a must-win series,” Fitt said. The Tigers rank 143rd in the RPI. “I expect they’re going to lose this series against Vanderbilt, but if they could avoid being swept, that would be good.”
“There’s not a whole lot of margin for error,” Fitt said. “I think if they get swept, that puts them in a position where they have to sweep Missouri, really, in order to feel good about their chances.”