LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — The Kentucky baseball team is putting together its best season since 2017 when it made the NCAA Super Regionals and is off to one of its best starts in school history.
The Wildcats beat EKU, 9-3 on Tuesday at Kentucky Proud Park to extend their winning streak to 15 games, the longest active streak in Division I baseball. The win improves their record to 19-2 overall.
Some nonconference wins got this team on a roll before making a statement in last weekend’s opening SEC conference series, sweeping Mississippi State at home by grabbing a 35-11 run advantage over the weekend.
That performance got Kentucky into the NCAA D1Baseball Top 25 poll, debuting at No. 23 along with nine other SEC teams.
Travis Smith had a strong performance on the mound, taking a no-hitter into the 5th inning and threw four strikeouts, one hit allowed but allowed a couple runs in the 5th and was pulled.
EKU took the lead with a 3-spot in the 5th but UK responded with a 3-spot in the 7th to take the lead back, headlined by a Devin Burkes home run.
No. 23 Kentucky hits the road for a series at Alabama this weekend, beginning Friday at 7 p.m.