After Kentucky went on a five-game win streak to open up their new home, the Bat Cats looked like they had game six in the bag, but they blow the late lead and lose to Boston College 12-2.
Kentucky had a 2-1 lead with two outs in the eighth inning, but Boston College was threatening with bases loaded when Jimmy Ramsey gave up an infield single, that allowed two runs to score to give Boston College a one-run lead late. The Cats would end the top of the eighth down by three with two innings to make a comeback, but unfortunately, the Eagles hung a seven-spot in the top of the ninth to essentially end the hopes of late-game heroics.
Before the late-game debacle, Kentucky looked pretty solid with a Johnny All-staffer, only giving up one run until the eighth.
TJ Collett kept proving he has one of the best bats in the SEC with yet another home run this afternoon. He now has seven extra-base hits along with 16 RBIs and a slugging percentage of .596. What a monster.
Ryan Shinn’s on-base streak got in jeopardy in this one, but he was able to come through with a double in the eighth to extend his on-base streak to 11 games.
Coltyn Kessler has put together a nice little hit streak as well; he is now sitting at a career-high six games.
Kentucky will return to the diamond on Friday at 4 p.m. ET when they host Middle Tennessee in the opener of a three-game weekend series. Saturday and Sunday’s games are set for 1 p.m. first pitches. All three games will be aired on SEC Network+ or you can listen on UKathletics.com.