LEXINGTON, Ky. – Top-ranked Florida used a big third inning to claim the first of three games against No. 6 Kentucky, 6-1, at Cliff Hagan Stadium in a matchup of top 10 teams. The defending national champions plated six runs in taking an early lead they would not relinquish.
The two clubs will meet again Friday night with UK ace Sean Hjelle matching arms with Florida's Jackson Kowar, who started against the Cats in the 2017 regular season finale that clinched the SEC East title for the Gators. First pitch is set for 7:30 p.m. ET and will air on the SEC Network.