Kentucky celebrates a win over NC State at the MCWS (Photo by Mandy Sorenson)


After elimination, Kentucky’s program-altering season should be celebrated

SEC Extra

OMAHA — Kentucky ended its 2024 season the way it started every game this season: with hugs. 

A team that built its identity around togetherness and love started every game by making a line into the dugout between pregame warmup and the first pitch. As players moved on down the line, they hugged every teammate they passed. 

After Patrick Herrera flied out to center field Wednesday afternoon to end UK’s season with a 15-4 loss to Florida, the Wildcats, true to their reputation of being unflappable, kind of went about their business like normal. 

A few players stood frozen leaning[…]