Road to Omaha – Kentucky Wildcats

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May 18th, 2017

 

Kentucky head baseball coach Nick Mingione talks with outfielder Tristan Pompey (6). (Photo courtesy Kentucky.com)

On this episode of “Road to Omaha,” KVNO’s Brandon McDermott spoke with head baseball coach at the University of Kentucky, Nick Mingione.


Omaha, NE – Kentucky head baseball coach Nick Mingione has been at the helm of the Kentucky baseball team for 11 months. In that time – he’s guided the Wildcats to a 37-16 record. His enthusiasm is infectious, that is evident in his interview.

Thought Kentucky started off the year 0-4 – losing three of those games by one run, things started clicking for them Mingione said. The Wildcats are batting .322 collectively – 30 points higher than any other SEC team. They’ve got seven hitters hitting above .300 and another player batting .299. That said, Kentucky aren’t slouches on the mound – ranking second in the SEC in team ERA, This after losing all 42 starts from their weekend rotation from last year.

They are 26-5 at home but 11-11 away from Lexington, but this doesn’t worry Mingione as he said his team has played a tough mid-week schedule with the likes of Louisville, Cincinnati and Indiana.

Mingione absolutely lauded his first-baseman Evan White, calling him the “best first-baseman on planet earth.”

Kentucky has a weekend series with Florida starting tonight in Gainesville, FL with one of the toughest team’s in the SEC.

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