It’s always a good day when a team from the University of Kentucky beats a team from Indiana University. Tonight the Kentucky baseball team was able to do that by defeating #15 Indiana 5-3. Kentucky has been on a rough skid during the second half of their season. They’ve gone well below .500 in the conference and were most recently swept in a series by Vanderbilt. However, tonight that can all be overlooked since the Wildcats beat the hated Hoosiers.
Tonight’s game against indiana was the final home game of the season and it was nice to see the Wildcats finish it with a victory. Not only is this win nice because it came against Indiana, but also because Indiana is ranked so much higher than the Wildcats. The Cats were able to take an early lead in the game as they scored a run in the first inning and then another in the third. The Hoosiers were able to cut the Cats’ lead to 2-1 by scoring a run in the sixth inning. Then the Hoosiers grabbed a 3-2 lead in the top of the seventh by adding two more runs. The Hoosiers only had the lead momentarily though, as the Wildcats scored two runs of their own in the bottom of the seventh. The Wildcats put up one more run in the eight inning and shut the Hoosiers’ offense down to finish with a 5-3 win. Kentucky received hits from Kyle Barrett, A.J. Reed, Max Kuhn, Austin Cousino, Micheal Thomas, and Matt Reida. Reed and Thomas each had a homerun.
The Wildcats will play again this Thursday as they take on Missouri in their final series of the regular season. The game will be in Columbia, Missouri and is set to begin at 7 p.m. ET.