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UK cancels Saturday baseball game

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- After assessing the threat of inclement weather forecast in the Lexington area for the weekend, the No. 9 Kentucky baseball team has postponed its Saturday contest with Purdue, UK head coach John Cohen announced. A determination will be made on Saturday morning in regards to game times for the four-game series.

Originally scheduled to be a four-game series with games Friday through Monday, the threat of inclement weather forced the postponement of the Friday and Saturday contests.

Also, the UK Baseball Coaches Clinic, scheduled for Saturday morning before the Purdue game, has been postponed. The event will be rescheduled and a date will be announced in the future.

UK Year-by-Year Stat Comparison

One of the more remarkable feats about the UK opening season start can be found in the statistical numbers compiled. Fifth-year head coach John Cohen has installed one of the more explosive offensive juggernauts in the nation, but the UK pitching numbers in 2008 have been equally impressive. Over the past three seasons, UK has complied 88 wins, including claiming the 2006 Southeastern Conference Championship and serving as a NCAA Regional Host. Last year, UK started red-hot, setting the Kentucky record for winning streak and start to a season with a dominating 19-0 start.

In just 10 games deep into 2008, the Kentucky statistical numbers are impressive in comparison to 2006-07 - two campaigns which comprised the most successful two-year run in the programs 103-year history.

Opening 10 games the past three years …

2006 2007 2008

Wins-Loss 8-2 10-0 10-0

Avg. .326 .330 .375

Runs 92 106 136

Opp. Runs 39 30 22

2B 31 33 36

3B 2 7 5

HR 12 8 15

RBI 83 99 125

SB 7-13 16-20 24-27

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ERA 3.60 2.40 1.74

SV 3 1 0

IP 90.0 90.0 88.0

H 101 85 62

R 39 30 22

ER 36 24 17

BB 17 18 13

SO 60 83 101

Final W-L 44-17 34-19 ---


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