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Link: Baseball America calls UK 'legitimate Omaha contender'

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Kentucky baseball just doesn't stop impressing.

Each weekend, the Wildcats take on another Southeastern Conference foe looking to prove the biggest surprise in the NCAA is a mirage, but UK has passed every test thus far. This past weekend, it was Arkansas that tried knock the Cats off their perch, but Kentucky took a doubleheader on Saturday against the Razorbacks to make it five won SEC series in a row.

For a while, the Cats were viewed as a nice story. Only now is that perspective beginning to fade in favor of what appears to be reality: UK is a really good team.

Aaron Fitt of Baseball America, college baseball's preeminent writer, took on this topic and came to a conclusion sure to please the Big Blue Nation:

Kentucky was leaving Fayetteville with a couple of wins for the first time in a decade. It was just one more big weekend in a season filled with big weekends for the Wildcats.

SEC coaches always talk about the importance of winning series at home and managing not to get swept on the road. Kentucky has trumped that, winning all three of its conference road series (at Tennessee, at Georgia and now at Arkansas) plus taking down a pair of top-10 opponents at home (South Carolina and Mississippi).

Kentucky has gotten off to strong starts against soft nonconference schedules before, but its dominance of a loaded SEC is something else entirely. It's natural for people in college baseball to wonder if the Wildcats are for real, or if they have just played above their heads. By now, that question has been answered--UK is a very complete, very deep, very dangerous team, and it is a legitimate Omaha contender.

Link: Baseball America calls UK "legitimate Omaha contender"

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