The main focus this weekend was seeing the Kentucky Baseball team play their last home games ever at Cliff Hagan Stadium. It’s been an awesome ride, but now it’s time to shift the focus towards the postseason.
Here’s what you missed this weekend:
Kentucky Baseball leaves Cliff Hagan with a bang.
Despite slipping up in the last home game of the year, the bat Cats managed to get the series victory this weekend over Mississippi State. This was the last time we’ll see this team play at Cliff Hagan, it was a great ride! On Friday, the Cats were in a back and forth battle with the Bulldogs but came out on top for senior night, 9-6. Saturday was a pitching gem as Kentucky only gave up 1 run on their way to a 4-1 victory. It’s been an amazing journey at Cliff Hagan but now it’s time to prep for a more improved stadium that’s sure to bump up recruiting.
Sydney McLaughlin shattered records at the SEC track championship.
This Sunday, Knoxville hosted the SEC Track and Field Championship. In what was an exciting day overall, Kentucky freshman Sydney McLaughlin proved once again that she’s the fastest woman in the SEC. She ran a 52.75 time in the 400 m hurdles, destroying multiple records with that time. Of those records, she broke the Tom Black Track Record, the SEC meet record, the Collegiate record, and her own American/world junior record. Sydney was only .41 seconds away from breaking the world record. Congratulations to the team and Sydney for an amazing showing at the Championship!
Wenyen Gabriel was invited to workout for the Utah Jazz.
The hard work we’ve seen Wenyen put in is finally paying off. This weekend he was invited to a workout for the Utah Jazz along with a couple others including Brian Bowen. It’s still a long shot for Wenyen to get drafted, or even signed by an NBA team. But, seeing him get to this point is impressive, and now it’s up to him as to whether or not he can squeeze his name in there. If he doesn’t get drafted, he will more than likely choose the overseas route, although seeing a junior Wenyen could mean the world to this upcoming Kentucky team.