LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky baseball faces rival Louisville for the first time this season on Tuesday at Jim Patterson Stadium in Louisville, Ky.
The eighth-ranked Wildcats will visit the No. 2 Cardinals in a top-10, in-state showdown. Kentucky has won 19 of its last 22 games and is coming off a series victory against Vanderbilt. Louisville (24-3) is coming off a series win at Virginia.
“We want to beat every team on our schedule,” Kentucky coach Nick Mingione said of the rivalry. “(Tuesday) is no different. This group is so focused. Will they be excited? Yes, that it’s Louisville. But I think we’ll do a really good job of explaining to them that it doesn’t matter who we play, we want to accomplish our game goals and that our plan works.”
The Cardinals have been dominant at home, winning 50 of their last 51 games in the comfortable confines of Jim Patterson Stadium.
Kentucky leads the all-time series 69-41-1, but Louisville has topped UK in five straight meetings.
“They walked us off twice there, the last couple of years,” Kentucky shortstop Connor Heady said. “We definitely have a chip on our shoulder.”
Check below for updates from Kentucky’s game against Louisville.
Kentucky vs. Louisville score, updates, statistics
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Kentucky baseball vs. Louisville game time, details, lineup
Tuesday, April 4: 6 p.m. ET
Kentucky lineup vs. Louisville:
- 1B Evan White
- RF Tristan Pompey
- LF Zach Reks
- DH Luke Becker
- 2B Riley Mahan
- C Kole Cottam
- CF Marcus Carson
- 3B Tyler Marshall
- SS Connor Heady
SP: Zack Thompson
What TV channel is broadcasting the Kentucky vs. Louisville baseball game?
ACC Network Extra via WatchESPN.
How can I watch the Kentucky baseball vs. Louisville game online?
Fans can watch the game at WatchESPN or using the WatchESPN app on mobile devices.
How can I listen to the Kentucky baseball vs. Louisville game?
Fans in and around Lexington can listen to the game on 630 AM-WLAP. UKAthletics.com will also have a live audio stream of the series.
Kentucky baseball schedule
April 4: @ Louisville
April 7-9: @ Mississippi State
April 12: vs. UT-Martin
April 14-16: @ Mizzou
April 18: vs. Louisville
April 21-23: vs. LSU
April 26: vs. Xavier
April 28-30: @ South Carolina
May 5-7: vs. Georgia
May 9: vs. Indiana
May 12-14: vs Tennessee
May 16: vs. Northern Kentucky
May 18-20: @ Florida