Kentucky and Louisville Meet For Second Time on Wednesday

Lexington, (Ky.) – Kentucky will look to sweep its two-game season series with the intrastate rival Louisville Cardinals when the two teams square off at Cliff Hagan Stadium on Wednesday night at 6 p.m. The game is part of UK’s “Website Wednesdays,” meaning that anyone who prints the coupon off, can gain admission to the contest for $1. Assistant men's basketball coach and former standout player at the University of Kentucky, Reggie Hanson, is scheduled to throw out the game's ceremonial first pitch.

The Wildcats beat the Cardinals, 5-1, in Louisville back on April 14. Six Kentucky pitchers combined to hold Louisville to just one run on eight hits for the game. Louisville native Spencer Graeter was 3-for-4 for the Cats and was joined by Justin Scutchfield, who posted the same numbers and scored twice.

Kentucky leads the all-time series with the Cardinals, 54-29-1. Last year the two teams split a home-and-home series, with UK winning, 9-5, in Lexington and U of L taking a 7-5 decision in Louisville. The Wildcats had taken three in a row from the Cards prior to that.

Live stats of Wednesday’s contest will be available at UK will move on to play host to perennial national power and current No. 5 LSU. The Tigers and Cats will tangle in a three-game Southeastern Conference series, starting with a 6:30 p.m. (ET) contest on Friday night.

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