Kentucky Wildcats Baseball: Cats Win Series, Beat Florida 7-6


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The Kentucky Wildcats Baseball Team took the series against Florida today with another big SEC victory. The Cats evaded a late inning comeback from the Gators, and allows the Bat Cats to gain ground in the SEC standings. Kentucky is now only 2.5 games back of the Florida Gators. The 7-6 win now pushes the Cats to a 25-16 record and 10-9 in SEC play.


The Wildcats started the righty Dustin Beggs tonight in Gainesville. Beggs went 8.1 innings giving up only three runs. Beggs also struck out and allowed six hits. Beggs gained his sixth win of the year in today’s victory as well.

Kentucky used early offense to control the tempo of the game tonight. The Cats had four runs scored through the first three innings tonight. Connor Heady scored the first run after being hit by a pitch in the top of the second. Thomas verbal would score on a wild pitch to extend the lead to two, and Evan White would add a two RBI double to push the Cats to a 4-0 lead going into the bottom of the second.

The Florida Gators would cut the deficit in half on the bottom half of the inning. The gators would use two sac flies to push the runs across the plate.


In the sixth inning, the Wildcats would add some insurance runs for Dustin Beggs. They would come off of back to back him runs by the Cats. Greg Fettes would smash the first one over the left centerfield wall, and Connor Heady would smash his over dead left. The Cats would use these home runs to extend the lead to 6-2 in the bottom of the sixth.

Thomas Bernal would add the final run in the seventh for the Cats on a two out RBI double. The Cats lead 7-2 going into the top of the ninth.


Kentucky had a ninth inning meltdown allowing four runs in the bottom of the ninth. The Cats used three pitchers in the bottom of the ninth using Dustin Beggs, Kyle Cody, and Logan Salow. Salow would end up getting Kentucky out of the jam and would get the save in the end.

Kentucky’s next game is tomorrow at 12:30 PM in Gainesville. The Cats are looking to extend their winning streak to seven games.

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