Cat Fight Of Epic Proportions This Weekend

Apr 20, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Extra bleachers have been installed at Cliff Hagan Stadium in anticipation of record crowds for this weekend’s showdown between the top two college baseball teams in the country. 

Number one LSU comes into town to take on number two Kentucky.

UK Baseball Coach Gary Henderson is trying to downplay the significance of what could be a pivotal series going into the post-season.

“In some respects it’s a huge weekend in other respects it’s just three of thirty league games.  You try to find that balance. We won’t have any shortage of adrenaline going, our kids will be ready", said Henderson.

The Wildcats are off to their best-ever start with a record of 33 and 5.    The Tigers are equally hot, winning their last 7 ball games. 

Nevertheless, Coach Henderson is telling his players to keep things in perspective.

“It’s nice to have a little bit of success and so some of those things.  I think it’s great for the kids and good for the program.  But there’s no shortage of me reminding them that we’ve got fifteen games left and then there’s Birmingham and so we’ve got a lot of games left.”

The winner of the series will remain atop the SEC standings.  The Cats and Tigers come in with identical 11 and 4 records. 

Game one is Friday night at 6:30.