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Kentucky earns No. 2 National Seed in 2024 NCAA Tournament

IMG_8756by:Daniel Hager05/27/24


It was announced Monday afternoon that Kentucky Baseball will be the No. 2 National Seed in the 2024 NCAA Tournament, its highest national seed in program history.

The Cats will be joined in the Lexington Regional by Indiana State, Illinois, and Western Michigan.

If Kentucky can make it out of the Lexington Regional for the second consecutive season, Kentucky Proud Park would play host to its first ever Super Regional.

Kentucky would play the winner of the Corvallis Regional, consisting of Oregon State, UC-Irvine, Nicholls, and Tulane.

Kentucky clinched a share of its second ever SEC Regular Season Championship this season with a record of 40-14 (22-8). It was the No. 3 seed in the 2024 SEC Tournament, where it was eliminated in the Third Round by South Carolina.

After officially clinching a tournament berth, Kentucky has made back-to-back NCAA Tournaments for the first time in program history. The Cats will also be hosting back-to-back Regionals for the first time in program history, and will be hosting a Lexington Regional for the fourth time in program history (2006, 2017, 2023, 2024).

Kentucky will be making its ninth ever NCAA Tournament appearance. The Cats will be looking to punch their first ever ticket to the College World Series in 2024, as they’re the lone SEC team to never make an appearance in Omaha.

The 2024 NCAA Tournament begins on Friday.

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