The No. 8 Kentucky Wildcats faced off against Kansas State earlier today in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Kentucky, who had won their first three games of the 2013 season, lost to Kansas State by the score of 7-5.
Kentucky got on the scoreboard first by driving in two runs in the top of the fourth inning. Then sophomore outfielder Austin Cousino was able to score a run in the top of the fifth inning to expand Kentucky’s lead to 3-0. However, Kansas State exploded for five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to take the lead. In the eighth inning sophomore first baseman Shane Conlon pushed Kansas State’s lead to 7-3 with a two-run home run. Kentucky cut the lead to 7-5 with a two-run home run of their own from sophomore pitcher A.J. Reed. However, they fell short and weren’t able to complete the comeback.
Kentucky also received hits from Max Kuhn, J.T. Riddle, and Matt Reida. Kuhn set a new career high with three hits and Riddle extended his hitting streak to seven games.
Kentucky is now 3-1 on the season and will stay in Myrtle Beach to play again tomorrow, February 22, 2013. They square off against Elon University at 11 a.m.