No. 1 Tennessee-Kentucky projected starting pitchers

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No. 1 Tennessee (40-4, 19-1 SEC) will play at Kentucky for a three-game Southeastern Conference series Thursday-Saturday.

First pitch for Thursday’s game is No. 1 is 7 p.m. EDT. SEC Network will televise the game.

Friday’s game No. 2 is slated for 6:30 p.m. EDT, while the series finale will take place at 2 p.m. EDT. SEC Network+ will televise the final two games of the series.

Tennessee enters the Kentucky series ranked No. 1 in the USA TODAY Sports baseball coaches poll for the sixth consecutive week.

The Vols have Southeastern Conference regular season series remaining at Kentucky, versus Georgia and at Mississippi State.

Tennessee has Southeastern Conference series sweeps against South Carolina, at Ole Miss, at Vanderbilt, versus Missouri and at Florida this season. The Vols won two of three games in series against Alabama and Auburn.

Tennessee-Kentucky projected starting pitchers

Game 1 – Thursday, May 5 (7 p.m.)
RHP Chase Burns (7-1, 2.09 ERA) vs. TBA

Game 2 – Friday, May 6 (6:30 p.m.)
RHP Blade Tidwell (1-0, 1.93 ERA) vs. TBA

Game 3 – Saturday, May 7 (2 p.m.)
RHP Drew Beam (8-0, 2.14 ERA) vs. RHP Sean Harney (5-3, 2.82 ERA)