The season is likely over for the Kentucky Wildcats baseball team after they fell to the Ole Miss Rebels today in the opener of the SEC Tournament. The first-round game is an elimination game, and the Cats sent out Jerad Grundy, but the senior struggled to contain the Rebel offense, allowing nine hits and four runs and struck out just one batter.
The Wildcats fell behind early, and after Ole Miss scored two in the sixth, UK found itself trailing 4-1. But the Cats would respond as they loaded the bases with one out in the seventh inning but couldn’t get anything across to narrow the Ole Miss lead.
Kentucky (30-25), will now await to watch the NCAA Selection Show in hopes of a miracle at-large bid that will likely never come. UK was 22-6 after beating the rival Louisville Cardinals, 5-4, back on April 2nd. But then the collapse began, as UK went 8-19 overall and 5-17 in the SEC since then. Ironically, two of those wins came in a weekend road series against the Rebels, but alas, it was the Rebels who would end the Cat’s season.