Presented by Jack Kain Ford
Kickoff for the 2013 Kentucky football season opener vs. Western Kentucky University has been set for 7 p.m. EDT (6 p.m. CDT) on Saturday, August 31.
For the second time in the last three years, the game will be played in Nashville, Tenn., at LP Field. The teams also met at LP Field in the 2011 opener, with UK winning 14-3. This year’s contest will be the first game for both head coaches at their new schools, Mark Stoops of Kentucky and Bobby Petrino of WKU.
Stanley Johnson will take an official visit to UK. Take a watch as he talks about the Cats and his recruitment.
Bubba Starling’s 420-foot home run to straightaway center field in the bottom of the eighth inning broke a 2-2 tie, and the Lexington Legends went on to a 5-2 win over Hagerstown Thursday night in front of a crowd of 5,039 at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.
The Legends took a 2-0 lead into the top of the eighth, but with two outs, Tony Renda singled and Khayyan Norfork homered to tie the game.
Raul Mondesi led off the bottom of the eighth with a single, and Starling followed with his sixth home run of the year, a drive that cleared the 16-foot high center field wall near the 401-foot sign.
Lexington scored the first run of the game in the fifth inning on singles by Humberto Arteaga and Kenny Diekroeger and a double by Mark Donato.