Wildcats player Ben Jordan has passed away at 22

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Kentucky Wildcats baseball and basketball player Ben Jordan has passed away. He was 22.

An official cause of death has not been announced yet. He died on Monday, according to the school.

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“It is with profound grief that we learn of the loss of Ben Jordan,” Kentucky Director of Athletics Mitch Barnhart said. “Ben loved and cherished being a Wildcat. He had a servant’s heart and answered the call whenever asked, including putting his promising baseball career on hold to help the basketball team when it needed him. I remember meeting Ben on his official visit to our campus and being so impressed with his passion for this state and the University of Kentucky. He will be missed immensely. Our prayers and condolences are with Ben’s family and friends.”

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He last played for the school during the 2019-20 season. He was a redshirt sophomore during the 2020 season but did not get to play in a game.

Jordan pitched 8 2/3 innings during the 2019 season in 10 appearances. He allowed eight runs and seven earned runs on eight hits.

Jordan also appeared in three games for the basketball team. He did not score a point in those three games.

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“We are devastated to learn of Ben Jordan’s tragic passing last night,” Wildcats baseball coach Nick Mingione said. “There are no words to express the shock and heartache our team is feeling with the loss of Ben. He was an absolute joy to coach and be around. His coaches, teammates, and brothers loved him dearly. His smile, sense of humor, and love for this university will never be forgotten. He will be missed beyond measure. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ben’s family and we will support them in any way we can during this extremely difficult time. We are all hurting and will find a way to carry Ben’s legacy forward and keep him in our heart always.”

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