LEXINGTON, Ky. -- In a matchup of the hottest teams in college baseball, the two clubs tied atop the Southeastern Conference standings will face off in the nation’s premier weekend series, with No. 2 Kentucky hosting No. 1 LSU, starting Friday at 6:30 p.m. ET at Cliff Hagan Stadium. The series will resume on Saturday at 2 p.m. ET and conclude on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET at Cliff Hagan Stadium.
Kentucky (33-5, 11-4 SEC) enters the series winners of its first five-consecutive conference weekends, owning the best start to a season overall and in league play in school history. The Wildcats have secured series wins at Tennessee, No 18 Georgia and No. 9 Arkansas, sweeping No. 2 South Carolina and winning a three-game set vs. No. 10 Ole Miss at home.
The Wildcats lead the NCAA in wins, owning a consensus top-three national ranking and sporting a No. 5 NCAA RPI at the midway point of the season. The Wildcats have been powered by the nation’s best offensive attack and a dominating bullpen, claiming 11 wins in 12 one-run contests and owning a 9-4 record against top-25 opponents.
The Friday and Saturday games will be televised live on the UK IMG Network, with Dick Gabriel, Doug Flynn and Ryan Lemond calling the action. The games will be available live on C-WKYT in Central Kentucky, with the Friday game delayed on Fox Sports South due to the Nashville Predators, a professional hockey team, playing a playoff hockey game. The Saturday game will be live on C-WKYT in Central Kentucky and on Fox Sports South. All three games will be on the UK IMG Radio Network, with Neil Price calling the action. Fans in Central Kentucky can hear the game live on WLAP 630-AM, in Louisville on WKJK 1080-AM and online at UKathletics.com.