Big Blue Brew 4/1: Historic Series Sweep

UK baseball swept its series at No. 22 Ole Miss for the first time in over 100 years.

🔵 The Official Daily Newsletter For Kentucky Athletics

Good Morning. We hope you all had a Happy Easter and have fun with April Fools’ Day today!

What else are we mixing into today’s Brew?

⚾️ Historic series win
🥎 Walk-off series win
🔵 And much, much more!


🔼 Series Dub. For the first time in over 100 years, baseball swept its series at No. 22 Ole Miss. They are the only SEC team to record a sweep on the road in league play so far this season.

In game one, the Cats won 5-3. Johnny Hummel was on the mound with bases loaded and induced a groundball for an easy out. Kentucky became the only team in the conference to score 16 or more runs twice in a league game after a 17-9 win for game two. Nolan McCarthy hit two home runs and drove in a career-best six runs. The Cats won game three 15-1. James McCoy drove in three runs and recorded hits in seven of his final eight at-bats.

🔼 Upset! The softball team had Stephanie Schoonover lead the 6-3 win over No. 13 Alabama on Thursday, and the Cats finished with a series win. The women fell 9-4 in game two but bounced back to win game three 4-3. Rylea Smith hit a walk-off double to secure the win. This is softball’s first SEC series win of the year.

🔼 Traveling Winners. The men’s tennis team was on the road this past weekend and took down No. 49 Arkansas 4-3 and No. 56 Ole Miss 4-2. The men won the doubles point against Arkansas and three singles matches. Jack Loutit clinched the win for the Cats on court five. The Cats won the doubles point against the Rebels, and Loutit, Jaden Weekes and Christophe Clement won in singles.

Read about tomorrow:
🏊 Men’s NCAA Championship
 🎾 Women’s match vs. Arkansas


Beating the Best. The softball team gathered some wins over another top-25-ranked school this past weekend.

How many wins over top-25 schools does the team have so far this season?

Think you got it? Scroll on down to the bottom of this email for the answer!


Double Up. The men’s track and field team competed in two meets this past weekend— Battle on the Bayou and the Stanford Invitational. Ed Bird recorded the freshman record time of 13:51.24 in the 5,000 meter and won the event at the Stanford Invitational. His time ranks fifth in the UK all-time performers list. In Louisiana, Keaton Daniel earned his first win of the outdoor season in pole vault. Luke Brown broke the triple jump school record with a 16.4-meter jump.


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Tuesday, April 2

⚾️ Baseball vs. Louisville @ 7pm ET | Live Stats

Wednesday, April 3

🥎 Softball vs. Northern Kentucky @ 5pm ET | Designated Players Club | Tickets

Thursday, April 4

🤸 Gymnastics vs. #10 Arkansas/ Arizona/ Nebraska @ TBA

Friday, April 5

⛳️ Men’s Golf Mason Rudolph Championship
👟 Men’s Track and Field Tennessee Invitational
⚾️ Baseball vs. Alabama @ 6:30pm | Live Stats 
🎾 Men’s Tennis at South Carolina @ 5pm ET | Live Stats | Watch | Crosscourt Cast
🎾 Women’s Tennis vs. South Carolina @ 5pm ET
🏐 Volleyball vs. Louisville @ 6:30pm ET (Transylvania University)
🥎 Softball at Texas A&M @ 7pm ET

Saturday, April 6

⛳️ Men’s Golf Mason Rudolph Championship
👟 Men’s Track and Field Tennessee Invitational
⚾️ Baseball vs. Alabama @ 2pm | Live Stats 
📣 Stunt vs. Mercyhust/Ashland @ 5:30/6:30pm ET
⚽️ Men’s Soccer vs. Indiana @ 6pm ET

Saturday, April 7

⛳️ Men’s Golf Mason Rudolph Championship
⚾️ Baseball vs. Alabama @ 12pm | Live Stats
🎾 Women’s Tennis vs. Florida @ 1pm ET
🏐 Volleyball vs. Dayton @ 1pm ET (Closed to Public)
🥎 Softball at Texas A&M @ 2pm ET
⚽️ Women’s Soccer vs. Bowling Green (EXH) @ 4pm ET


Answer: 4!

🔵 Have a great Monday!