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Kentucky Sports Report (week of May 5)

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Baseball
- The Kentucky baseball team traveled to Knoxville, Tenn., to face off with Tennessee over the weekend, posting a 14-run win in the series opener on Thursday night, before suffering an 8-2 loss on Friday and a 5-1 setback in the rubber match on Saturday at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.
- The Wildcats will break for final exams and return to action on Friday with its final home series of the year, welcoming Auburn to Cliff Hagan Stadium at 6:30 p.m. ET. UK will then host the Tigers on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET, with the series concluding on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.
- Kentucky (28-19, 10-14 Southeastern Conference) concluded the week with its RPI at No. 16 and its strength of schedule up to No. 2 in the nation. The Wildcats rank third in the SEC with wins over top-25 teams and is second in the circuit with six top-10 wins. UK has series wins over No. 1 South Carolina, No. 12 Florida and at Texas A&M in 2014, also owning wins over No. 1 Virginia, No. 5 Vanderbilt, Alabama, Missouri and Tennessee.

Softball
- The Kentucky softball team suffered its first series sweep of the season over the weekend to highly ranked Georgia before claiming a midweek win at Louisville earlier in the week. The Wildcats earned the No. 7 seed in the SEC Tournament, clinching its fourth straight winning season in conference play. Kentucky started the week with a win at Louisville, marking its first win at Louisville since 2006 and the first season sweep of the Cardinals since 2003. The win over Louisville tied the school record for wins in a season.
- Sophomore pitcher Kelsey Nunley went 1-1 on the week with a 2.10 ERA, striking out seven in 16.2 innings pitched.
- Offensively, senior pitcher/infielder Lauren Cumbess went 4-for-11 at the plate with a double, while sophomore infielder Christian Stokes was 4-for-13 with a double, homer and three RBI. Fellow sophomore Nikki Sagermann had a double, homer and three RBI on the week.

Track and field
- Two nation-leading times/marks will help give UK track and field momentum entering the postseason.
- Andrew Evans recorded an American, and NCAA-leading, 66.37 meters/217-9, to win at the Tennessee Challenge. The mark leads the NCAA by 1.36m. The throw ranks No. 3 in the world this year. With the mark, he moved to fifth on the all-time collegiate list in the discus.
- Dezerea Bryant ran a wind-aided 100m time of 10.96 (+4.0), which is the fastest in the world year.
- Bryant also broke 11 seconds for the first time in her career, and the first time in school-history.

Upcoming schedule

Wednesday, May 7
Softball vs. Mississippi State - 4 p.m. (SEC Tournament; Columbia, S.C.)

Thursday, May 8
Track & Field at Virginia Challenge - 2 p.m. (Charlottesville, Va.)
Women's Golf at NCAA Regionals - All Day (Tallahassee, Fla.)
Softball at SEC Tournament - 1:30 p.m.(Columbia, S.C.)

Friday, May 9
Women's Tennis vs. Columbia - 10 a.m. (NCAA Tournament; Charlottesville, Va.)
Track & Field at Virginia Challenge - 1 p.m. (Charlottesville, Va.)
Men's Tennis vs. Denver - 3 p.m. (NCAA Tournament)
Baseball vs. Auburn - 6:30 p.m.
Softball at SEC Tournament - 3 p.m. (Columbia, S.C.)
Women's Golf at NCAA Regionals - All Day (Tallahassee, Fla.)

Saturday, May, 10
Men's Tennis vs. TBA - 3 p.m. (NCAA Tournament)
Women's Tennis vs. TBA - 3 p.m. (NCAA Tournament; Charlottesville, Va.)
Baseball vs. Auburn - 7 p.m.
Women's Golf at NCAA Regionals - All Day (Tallahassee, Fla.)
Softball at SEC Tournament - 8 p.m. (Columbia, S.C.)

Sunday, May 11
Baseball vs. Auburn - 1 p.m.

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