Baseball Wildcats head to South Carolina for important series

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- In the midst of a stretch of 14 games against ranked foes in a 16-game span, No. 17 Kentucky will travel to No. 14 South Carolina for a three-game series, with the opener slated for 7 p.m. ET on Friday at Carolina Stadium. The series will resume on Saturday at 3 p.m. ET and conclude at 1:30 p.m. ET on Sunday.

The three games will be broadcast live on the UK IMG Radio Network, with the Voice of UK Baseball, Neil Price, calling the action. Fans in Central Kentucky can hear the games live on WLAP 630-AM, in Louisville on WKJK 1080-AM and online at The Saturday game will be televised by Fox Sports South.

The Wildcats are coming off a 12-5 midweek loss to No. 8 Louisville on Tuesday. The Cardinals split the two-game series with UK, after Kentucky won 5-4 in 10 innings on April 2 at Jim Patterson Stadium. The Wildcats plated a first-inning run but the Cardinals rallied with a five-run third and a six-run fifth inning to post the series-splitting win. Last weekend, the Wildcats suffered a series loss to Tennessee, as the Vols rallied to win the final two games of the three-game set after UK’s 5-4 series-opening win.

Kentucky will send its regular weekend rotation of sophomore southpaw A.J. Reed (2-4, 3.02 ERA) on Friday, senior lefty Jerad Grundy (5-4, 4.18 ERA) on Saturday and junior left-hander Corey Littrell (4-2, 3.16 ERA) on Sunday. South Carolina will use the rotation of senior southpaw Nolan Belcher (5-3, 1.63 ERA) on Friday and sophomore lefty Jordan Montgomery (3-0, 0.69 ERA) on Saturday, with the Sunday starter to be announced.

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