No. 4 Kentucky Drops Series Final at No. 19 South Carolina

No. 4 Kentucky Drops Series Final at No. 19 South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A wild weekend at Founders Park ended in quiet fashion as No. 4 Kentucky dropped a 10-0 decision to No. 19 South Carolina on Sunday.

After one-run and two-run affairs on Friday and Saturday ended in dramatic fashion, Sunday had very little of it. South Carolina jumped on the Wildcats early and notched a six-run inning for the second time in as many days, getting to starter Mason Moore.

Kentucky (33-9, 16-5 Southeastern Conference) still remains tied for first place in the league and leads its division by one game over Tennessee with nine games to play. It will host the team it is tied with, Arkansas, next week at Kentucky Proud Park.


For all its offensive flair in the series, Kentucky was unable to generate any momentum on Sunday. The Cats managed just five singles and did not attempt a stolen base.



  • Kentucky now is 33-9 in 2024, 16-5 in Southeastern Conference play.
    • Kentucky is 19-7 in day games.
    • Kentucky is 9-5 in April.
    • Kentucky is 9-3 in SEC road games.
      • The nine wins are tied for the most in school history.
    • Kentucky is 5-16 all-time at Founders Park.
  • Kentucky is 11-4 vs. ranked teams and 14-4 vs. Quad 1 opponents.
  • UK Coach Nick Mingione is in his eighth season at the helm and now owns a 249-159 career record.
    • Mingione needs nine victories to become the second-winningest coach in school history.
    • UK is 58-59 in the month of April under Coach Mingione.
    • Mingione now is 11-12 vs. South Carolina.



The Wildcats host another Top 5 series against Arkansas that begins Friday night. First pitch is at 6:30 p.m. ET and the game will be streamed on the SEC Network+, along with an audio broadcast via the UK Sports Network.

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