Oct. 29, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Kentucky baseball team will hold a three-game fall world series to conclude the fall practice season, starting on Friday afternoon at Cliff Hagan Stadium. The series will resume on Saturday and conclude on Sunday.

The teams were drafted on Monday morning by the team captains, consisting of Blue captains Micheal Thomas and Walter Wijas and White captains Jerad Grundy and Zac Zellers.

The game one first pitch on Friday will be at 2:15 p.m. ET at Cliff Hagan Stadium. Game times on Saturday and Sunday are to be determined.

Kentucky is coming off a record-breaking season in 2012, when the Wildcats won a school-record 45 games and tied their best finishes in the NCAA and SEC Tournaments. UK returns 2012 Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year centerfielder Austin Cousino, consensus first-team freshman All-America two-way standout A.J. Reed, All-SEC starting pitcher Corey Littrell, in addition to Trevor Gott the UK single-season record holder for saves. UK also returns starting middle infielders Matt Reida and J.T. Riddle and starting outfielders Lucas Witt and Zac Zellers. UK also welcomes the No. 11/18 recruiting class in college baseball, as ranked by Collegiate Baseball and Baseball America.

* Updated parking info: Friday (pay by the hour at PS7, across from Nutter Training Facility); Saturday (football time conflict, free parking at the William T. Young Library garage); Sunday (pay by the hour at PS7, across from Nutter Training Facility).


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No. Name POS. B/T Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown/Previous School
35 Zach Arnold C R/R 6-2 175 FR Frankfort, Ky./Franklin County
43 Kyle Barrett OF L/L 5-11 175 FR Douglasville, Ga./Chapel Hill
46 Thomas Bernal IF/C R/R 6-0 210 R-SO Paso Robles, Calif./Paso Robles
3 Andrew Bryant IF R/R 5-9 170 R-FR Lexington, Ky./Tates Creek
23 Kyle Cody RHP R/R 6-7 225 FR Chippewa Falls, Wis./McDonnell Central
25 Ryne Combs LHP L/L 6-0 170 FR Lexington, Ky./Bryan Station
5 Trevor Gott RHP R/R 6-0 190 JR Lexington, Ky./Tates Creek
44 Dorian Hairston OF R/R 5-11 200 FR Lexington, Ky./Tates Creek
21 Corey Littrell LHP L/L 6-3 190 JR Louisville, Ky./Trinity
17 Taylor Martin RHP R/R 6-4 195 SO Lexington, Ky./Lexington Catholic
18 A.J. Reed LHP/1B L/L 6-4 235 SO Terre Haute, Ind.//Terre Haute South
6 Matt Reida IF L/R 5-11 178 JR Russiaville, Ind./Western
16 Zack Storm IF R/R 6-0 190 FR London, Ky./North Laurel
42 Micheal Thomas C R/R 5-11 210 R-JR Elizabethtown, Ky./Elizabethtown
34 Thomas Weaver IF R/R 6-1 185 FR Salem, Va./North Cross
8 Walter Wijas RHP R/R 6-2 215 SR Elk Grove Village, Ill./James Conant
7 Lucas Witt OF R/R 6-1 190 JR Lexington, Ky./Lexington Christian

Captains: Micheal Thomas, Walter Wijas


No. Name POS. B/T Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown/Previous School
15 Jeff Boehm OF/LHP L/L 6-1 205 SO Lansing, Ill./Mt. Carmel
19 Austin Cousino OF L/L 5-10 178 SO Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Coffman
28 Tyler Cox RHP R/R 5-11 175 FR Lexington, Ky./Dunbar
24 Dylan Dwyer LHP L/L 6-1 170 FR Murray, Ky./Calloway County
40 Greg Fettes C R/R 6-2 220 R-FR Madison Heights, Mich./Lamphere
26 Jerad Grundy LHP L/L 6-1 200 SR Johnsburg, Ill./Miami/Heartland CC
9 Max Kuhn IF R/R 5-11 198 SO Zionsville, Ind./Zionsville
4 Paul McConkey IF L/R 5-11 185 JR Knoxville, Tenn./Halls
22 Matt Pope RHP R/R 6-7 220 FR Johnson City, Tenn./Halls
10 J.T. Riddle IF L/R 6-3 185 JR Frankfort, Ky./Western Hills
11 Jacob Russell C/IF R/R 6-4 235 SO Lawrenceburg, Ky./Anderson County
27 Damon Saunders OF R/R 5-10 180 R-SO Louisville, Ky./Butler
39 Casey Schroeder C S/R 6-2 200 FR Glandorf, Ohio/Ottawa-Glandorf
14 Chandler Shepherd RHP R/R 6-2 185 SO Louisa, Ky./Lawrence County
29 Zach Strecker RHP R/R 6-4 200 R-FR Louisville, Ky./Eastern
47 Storm Wilson OF S/R 5-11 175 FR Science Hill, Ky./Somerset
2 Zac Zellers OF R/R 6-0 185 SR St. Louis, Mo./Rockwood/Heartland CC

Captains: Zac Zellers, Jerad Grundy


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