BASEBALL: Kentucky Announces 2005 Schedule

LEXINGTON -- The Kentucky baseball team announced its 2005 schedule Monday, a slate that features four teams that reached the College World Series a year ago and a host of other NCAA Tournament participants.

The Wildcats will host 2004 CWS participants Georgia and Arkansas while traveling LSU and South Carolina. The Georgia series will take place from March 25-27 while the Razorbacks come to Lexington from April 29-May 1.

The rigorous Southeastern Conference schedule will also bring Tennessee, Auburn and Vanderbilt to Lexington for a three-game series. Kentucky pays a visit to Alabama, Florida and Mississippi State. Ole Miss rotates off the Wildcats schedule this season.

Kentucky opens the season on Feb. 18 with a trip to Charleston, S.C., where it will compete in a tournament at Charleston Southern before playing the first of its 29 home games.

The opening homestand will be nine games long and begin against Buffalo on Feb. 25. The stretch features the Bulls, East Tennessee State and Toledo before wrapping up with Morehead State on March 9.

After that, Kentucky travels to Bradenton, Fla., where it will play five games in as many days from March 11-15, before venturing into SEC action. The opponents that week include Northern Iowa, Illinois State, Rhode Island and Miami (Ohio).

Mid-week games for the Wildcats this year include in-state rivals Louisville, Eastern Kentucky and Murray State as well as Cincinnnati, Evansville, Marshall and Tennessee Tech.

The annual SEC Tournament takes place from May 25-28 in Birmingham, Ala. The top eight teams in the conference compete in the event.

The NCAA Regionals take place from June 3-5 with the Super Regionals the following week. The 2005 College World Series is from June 17-27 in Omaha, Neb.

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