UK clobbers Virginia Tech 15-6 in season opener

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Chris Bisson; Photo: UK Athletics

The University of Kentucky couldn’t have asked for a much better start to its 2010 season after the Cats defeated Virginia Tech 15-6 in game one of the Caravelle Resort Invitational. The Cats were paced by junior leadoff man and second baseman Chris Bisson who was 4-5 with a two runs scored and two RBI. Redshirt senior¬†Gunner Glad added three RBI in his first career start in right-field, and all but one UK batter recorded at least one hit. Sophomore third baseman Andy Burns and senior outfielder Keenan Wiley both homered for the Cats.

Sophomore ace Alex Meyer was lights out early and finished the afternoon with four hits and two earned runs allowed in five innings for his first win of the season. Meyer walked three and struck out eight batters. UK head coach Gary Henderson used the blowout to get freshman reliever Sam Kidd his first collegiate action out of the pen. (Box Score)

BluGrass Baseball POG: Chris Bisson — The preseason All-American lived up to his high billing in the first game of 2010 with four hits, two runs and two RBI. Bisson added a walk and a stolen base for good measure.

Weekend Schedule: College Opening Day

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The college season officially kicks off this afternoon with four of the Division 1 Kentucky programs in action. Check out the composite weekend schedule below with information about where you can listen or watch the game. Gametracker links will take you to the livestream of the radio broadcast. I’ve also included each teams probable starting pitcher and Baseball America ranking in parentheses when applicable. Clicking on each team’s name will take you to the university’s preview of the series.

University of Louisville (13)

  • Friday — 2:00 p.m. — vs. Bowling Green — RHP Thomas Royse — Gametracker — Cards TV — Watch
  • Saturday — 1:00 p.m. — vs. Bowling Green — LHP Dean Kiekhefer — Gametracker — Cards TV — Watch
  • Sunday — 1:00 p.m. — vs. Bowling Green — RHP Tony Zych — Gametracker — Cards TV — Watch

University of Kentucky

  • Friday — 12:00 p.m. — vs. Virginia Tech (in Myrtle Beach) — RHP Alex Meyer — Gametracker — UK AA LiveBlog
  • Saturday — 12:00 p.m. — vs. West Virginia (in Myrtle Beach) — LHP Taylor Rogers — Gametracker
  • Sunday — 3:00 p.m. — vs. Coastal Carolina (12) (in Myrtle Beach) — LHP Logan Darnell — Gametracker

Western Kentucky University

  • Friday — 4:00 p.m. — vs. Kent State — RHP Matt Ridings — Live stats (available at start time)
  • Saturday — 3:00 p.m. — vs. Kent State — LHP Tanner Perkins
  • Sunday — 1:00 p.m. — vs. Kent State — RHP Shane Cameron

Murray State University

  • Friday — 5:00 p.m. — @ Lipscomb — RHP Chris Craycraft — Live Stats (available at first pitch)
  • Saturday — 3:00 p.m. — @ Lipscomb — LHP Jake Donze —
  • Sunday — 2:00 p.m.¬† — @ Lipscomb — RHP Marc Harmon —

Morehead State University

  • Friday — 4:00 p.m. — @ Mercer — RHP Michael Bottoms — Live Stats (Available at first pitch)
  • Saturday (1) — 1:00 p.m. – @ Mercer — RHP Jeff Arnold
  • Saturday (2) — After GM 1 — @ Mercer — RHP Trey Smith
  • Sunday — 1:00 p.m. — @ Mercer — RHP Quentin Morgan