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Kentucky Sports Report (week of May 16)

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Softball
- Kentucky has advanced to the NCAA Tournament as an at-large bid for the third consecutive
season.
- The Wildcats are one of just 31 teams in the nation to achieve three straight bids. Seven
teams from the SEC have matched UK's feat.
- Sophomore Kara Dill led the Wildcats in their opening round loss to eventual-champion
Tennessee in the SEC Tournament. Dill was 3-for-4 with a triple and a run driven in.
- Senior Megan Yocke was tabbed to the SEC first team for the second straight season. She is now just the second player in school history to earn All-SEC status in all four seasons.
- Senior Meagan Aull was tabbed the SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year. She is the first UK
player to win the award. Aull and teammate Kara Dill were named to the All-SEC second
team. Emily Jolly was tabbed to the All-SEC Freshman team.

Baseball
- Behind the blistering bat of junior Thomas McCarthy and a red-hot offensive attack, the
Kentucky baseball team posted three wins during a four-game week, including the first series
win over Georgia since the 2007 season, falling just shy of the first UK sweep of the Bulldogs
since the 1993 season.
- The Wildcats rode a dynamic offensive approach during the four-game week, batting
.393 overall with nine homers, 59 hits and 33 runs scored as a team. UK was led by McCarthy throughout the week, with the third baseman batting .684 during the four games and .714 (10-for-14) during the three-game weekend. McCarthy tallied his first career multi-homer game on Saturday, as UK clinched the series with a dominating 12-5 win.
- The Wildcats have been led offensively by McCarthy, who paces UK with a .359 average,
adding an SEC-leading 19 doubles, one triple, seven homers and 34 RBI and eight stolen
bases. Chad Wright has hit .345 with 14 doubles, six homers and 34 RBI, swiping 16 bags.
Shortstop Taylor Black has added a .308 mark with three homers and 37 RBI, while UK's two-man catching tandem of Luke Maile and Michael Williams have combined for 16
homers and 57 RBI.
- On the mound, UK has been led by one of the top starting pitchers in the country, junior
right-hander Alex Meyer (6-5, 3.06 ERA), who leads UK and the SEC with 101 strikeouts in
94 innings. In relief, UK lefty Alex Phillips (1-2, 2.36 ERA) has appeared in a team-high 26
games with two saves and only one walk in 34.1 frames. Freshman Trevor Gott (2-4, 2.73 ERA) has added two saves in 22 relief outings, with 32 strikeouts in 26.1 innings.

Men's tennis
- With the score tied 3-3 and a spot in the NCAA Championships Sweet 16 on the line,
University of Kentucky men's tennis junior Alex Musialek downed Louisville's Viktor
Maksimcuk 6-0 in the third set, giving No. 10 Kentucky a 4-3 victory over No. 24 Louisville
in the second round of the NCAA Championships.
- The win for Musialek advances Kentucky to its second consecutive Sweet 16 of the NCAA
Championships. It is the first time UK has advanced to consecutive Sweet 16s in 19 years
when the 1991 team fell in the round of 16 and the 1992 team fell in the quarterfinals. The
Wildcats are now 42-3-1 all-time against the Cardinals.
- Kentucky continues to add to its school record for wins in a single season, moving the record to 28 wins. The Wildcat are now 6-2 this year against teams ranked 11-25 in the
Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings and 17-8 overall against ranked foes.
- Kentucky finishes the season with an 18-3 record at the Boone Tennis Center and
improves its home record to 46-9 since the start of the 2009 season.

Track and field
- Senior Colin Boevers won his second-straight SEC discus title with a career-best throw of
196-00/59.74m on his opening throw of the competition. The title extends UK's streak of
discus champions to four straight dating back to Chase Madison in 2008 followed by
Rashaud Scott in 2009.
- The leading point scorer for the Wildcats was senior Mary Angell, who, after a career performance on Saturday in the discus, put together a personal-best throw of 53-06.25/16.31m in the shot put to finish third. The senior is now third on both UK's discus and shot put all-time lists.
- Keith Hayes finished third in the 110m hurdles with a career-best time of 13.70, which ranks
second all-time at UK. Hayes continued his streak of personal records in the 400m hurdles with a time of 50.96, improving his place on UK's all-time list to third.
- In two grueling long-distant events, the 3,000m steeplechase and 5,000m run, junior Luis Orta claimed top-five finishes in both. Orta added to his second-place finish in the steeplechase with a fifth-place performance in the 5,000m run with a time of 14:25.68.
- The men's team finished seventh overall with 54 points while the women's team finished
eighth with 42 points.


Upcoming schedule

Tuesday, May 17
Baseball hosts Western Kentucky - 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 19
Men's tennis vs. Florida - 3 p.m. (Stanford, Calif.)
Baseball at Florida - 7 p.m.

Friday, May 20
Softball vs. Notre Dame - 5:30 p.m. (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
Baseball at Florida - 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 21
Softball vs. Michigan/W. Michigan - Noon/2:30/5 p.m. (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
Men's tennis vs. Southern Cal/Ga. Tech - 3 p.m. (Stanford, Calif.)
Baseball at Florida - 4 p.m.

Sunday, May 22
Softball vs. Michigan/W. Michigan/Notre Dame - 1 p.m./3 p.m. (Ann Arbor, Mich.)

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