LEXINGTON, Ky. – Winners of 18 of the past 21 games, Kentucky returns to Cliff Hagan Stadium for a mid-week date with Cincinnati on Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. The Wildcats are coming off a 3-1 week that saw them travel to Western Kentucky and sweep their home-and-home with the Hilltoppers and then return to Lexington to take two of three from No. 19 Ole Miss and move to 5-1 in the Southeastern Conference.
This will be the return game from the March 8 meeting in Cincinnati, which the Bearcats won 2-1 in 10 innings, scoring both of their runs on errors, including the walk-off winner. The Bearcats also took down No. 1 Louisville last week, giving the Cardinals their first loss of the season in the process. Lefty A.J. Olasz is projected to start for the Bearcats and he pitched six scoreless innings with just two hits allowed in the first meeting. Zack Thompson will go for the Cats and arguably was even better than Olasz that day, striking out eight in his six scoreless innings.
UK’s impressive week left them tied for first in the SEC and securing its position in the Top 25 polls. The Cats entered the Baseball America poll at No. 16, matching where they are ranked in D1 Baseball’s poll. Senior left-handed closer Logan Salow earned SEC Pitcher of the Week honors after recording three saves in as many outings and pushing his consecutive batters retired stretch to 24. Junior Preseason All-American Evan White also returned to the lineup after missing eight games with an injury.
SALOW NAMED PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Logan Salow is the Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Week for March 27 after saving all three of Kentucky’s victories last week, it was announced Monday by the league office. Salow’s honor makes it two consecutive weeks the Wildcats have taken home SEC Pitcher of the Week, joining teammate Sean Hjelle in going back-to-back.
The 6-foot-1, 185-pound senior has been untouchable in his last seven outings, not allowing…