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Friday, June 18, 2021

Cardiac Cats: Kentucky Baseball Wins in Thrilling Stroll-Off Style

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky is beginning to grow to be fairly good on the entire walk-off win factor.
 
The Wildcats scored 4 runs within the backside of the ninth to defeat Butler, 6-5, at Kentucky Proud Park on Tuesday evening, the workforce’s second walk-off victory up to now three video games. The Cats (14-4) now have eight walk-off wins since Nick Mingione took over as head coach earlier than the 2017, closing their 18-game homestand to open the season in type.
 
“I advised our workforce we would have liked a come from behind win,” Mingione mentioned. “You need them to expertise every thing. We would have liked that one.”
 
Trailing 5-2 and all the way down to their remaining three outs the Cats lastly broke via on what had been a irritating evening to that time. Oraj Anu opened the inning with a double earlier than John Rhodes took a 3-2 pitch off the thigh. T.J. Collett walked to load the bases to arrange Trae Harmon’s two-run, line drive single to centerfield to drag inside one run.
 
Zeke Lewis, who was inserted as a pinch runner for Harmon, stole second to place the profitable run in scoring place and watched as Coltyn Kessler battled to a full depend earlier than missing a excessive fly to deep left-centerfield. When the ball ricocheted off the glove of a diving centerfielder Lewis raced dwelling from second, setting off a wild celebration that streamed throughout the infield and out towards Kessler at second base.
 
“Simply attempting to move an excellent at-bat to the subsequent man,” Kessler mentioned. “I obtained an excellent, hanging pitch to hit and put an excellent swing on it.”
 
The Cats now head to Auburn for his or her first highway journey of the season and can achieve this with hovering confidence.
 
 
GAME SCORING
Backside 1st – Austin Schultz doubled to LCF and scored on Oraj Anu’s single up the center. UK 1, Butler 0.
 
Backside 3rdJohn Rhodes doubled down the LF line, superior to 3rd on a wild pitch and scored on Coltyn Kessler’s single to LF. UK 2, Butler 0.
 
Prime 6th – Steinhart walked, moved to second on a groundout and scored on Bennett’s grounder via the precise facet. UK 2, Butler 1.
 
Prime 7th – McGrath homered to LF. Orn walked, superior on a throwing error by the catcher and to 3rd on single by Gargano. Matos doubled into the RF nook, scoring Orn. Steinhart singled, Gargano scored, Matos to 3rd. Butler 4, UK 2.
 
Prime 8th – McGargar homered to LF. Butler 5, UK 2.
 
Backside 9th – Anu doubled to LCF, Rhodes was hit by a pitch and Collett walked to load the bases. Trae Harmon lined a single to CF, scoring Anu and Rhodes. Jaren Shelby and Zeke Lewis pinch ran for Collett and Harmon. Lewis stole second. Kessler doubled to deep LCF, scoring Shelby and Lewis. UK 6, Butler 5.
 
NOTES

  • UK is 14-4 total, 2-1 in SEC play.
  • This was the second walk-off win up to now three video games and eighth below coach Nick Mingione.
  • UK is 41-22 at Kentucky Proud Park below Mingione.
  • UK is 86-29 vs. non-conference opponents below head coach Nick Mingione.
    • The Cats are 75-11 vs. non-Energy 5 convention opponents.
    • The Cats are 67-12 in non-conference dwelling video games.
  • The UK pitching employees struck out 9 batters within the recreation and now have punched out at the very least seven in 31 of the previous 32 video games, together with 24 with 10 or extra.
  • The UK pitching employees has struck out 199 batters and walked simply 53 this season.
  • UK is 26-for-26 on stolen base makes an attempt this season.
  • Senior 1B T.J. Collett prolonged his reached base safely streak to a team-best 18 video games.

 

  • Junior IF/OF Austin Schultz went 1-for-4 with a double and a run.

    • Schultz has reached base safely in 73 of 78 profession video games.
    • He presently has a career-long 14-game hit streak.
  • Senior 1B T.J. Collett prolonged his reached base safely streak to a team-best 18 video games.
  • Senior C Coltyn Kessler went 2-for-5 with three RBI and the game-winning double.

    • He has reached base 14 of the previous 19 instances to the plate.
  • Freshman RHP Ryan Hagenow pitched 4.0 innings, permitting two hits, no runs and three walks whereas placing out two.

    • Hagenow lowered his season ERA to 1.00 in 5 begins (18.0 innings).

 
ON DECK
The Cats embark on their first highway journey of the season this weekend, touring to Auburn. First pitch on Friday is about for 7 p.m. ET. The sport will probably be aired SECN+. The radio name will probably be on the UK Sports activities Community.
 

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