Kentucky scores just one run in the two to one loss against the Arkansas Razorbacks. The pitchers were dueling it out on the start. A.J. Reed picked up just his sixth loss on the season. J.T. Riddle capped off a remarkable performance with going three for four on the night. However, Austin Cousino went hitless going zero for four.
Arkansas beat the cats on the offensive side of the ball today while just having nine hits, which was one more than the Cats. The fifth inning is where the fist offensive blow came first. A home run for Jake Wise and a single through the left side by Matt Vinson was the big difference in tonight’s game.
Kentucky struck once but just didn’t get over the opportunity they had in the sixth inning. Two out of their eight hits came in the sixth inning along with their one and only run of the game. They had some good looks and it looked like they could pull through in the sixth inning. Arkansas handled business on the defensive side of things and that was the difference in the game unfortunately for the Cats.
Kentucky now has a twenty six and eighteen record, and are nine and thirteen in SEC play this season. Saturdays’s game against the Arkansas Razorbacks will be held at seven p.m. in Lexington. A couple of comeback series wins for the Kentucky Wildcats would be crucial for the team as they look to get back on track in the SEC.
I feel like a few players from this team will step up soon big time. If Austin Cousino continues plays like he’s been doing most of the season Saturday against Arkansas, then that will be a big big factor for the Cats. The pitching is good enough to get the job done, but the offensive is what’s going to have to pick up for the Cats to beat Arkansas Saturday. I think it can be done.