Tonight the University of Kentucky baseball team hosted the Wright State Raiders. The Wildcats have really struggled in the second half of the regular season as they have been going through the heart of their Southeastern Conference games. The Cats came out tonight after getting a big win over #14 Arkansas over the weekend and are looking to finish the regular season strong.
The Wildcats were able to get off to a quick start against Wright State by scoring two runs in the first inning. Wright State scored a run in the fourth inning to cut the Cats’ lead to 2-1. The Wildcats continued playing strong defense for the remainder of the game and didn’t allow Wright State to score another run. The Wildcats were able to increase their lead in the sixth and seventh innings by scoring a run in each of those innings. Kentucky had seven total hits in the game, which came from Kyle Barrett, Matt Reida, J.T. Riddle, Micheal Thomas, and Zac Zellers. The Cats won by a final score of 4-1.
The Wildcats will return to action when they begin a new series against Vanderbilt. The first game of the series will be this Friday at 6:30 p.m. in Lexington.