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Kentucky Drops Game Two to Missouri in Extra innings


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This afternoon the Bat Cats were looking to pick up a crucial victory in Missouri against the 19th ranked Missouri, after a comeback victory last night. Kentucky fell just short of their second comeback win losing 5-4 in ten innings.

After struggling on offense all afternoon, the Cats were able to muster enough offense to send it into extra innings. After the Cats failed to score in the top of the tenth Austin James singled into left field to walk it off for the Tigers.

Kentucky spotted Missouri three runs in the first seven innings, as the Cats couldn’t get across any runs to help out their all-American pitcher Zack Thompson. But, in a late-game surge, the Cats took the lead in the eighth. The rally started when the Missouri native, Coltyn Kessler blasted one out of the park in the seventh inning.

Then, in the eighth, Jaren Shelby homered for his second straight game. This time it was a three-run shot that scored Austin Schultz and Ryan Shinn to give Kentucky a 4-3 lead in the eighth.

Kentucky’s momentum would burn out quickly when the very first batter in the next half of the inning went yard off Trip Lockhart to tie the game at four in the eighth. The Tigers would go on to walk it off in the 10th inning.

Zack Thomspon once again finishes with a no-decision, and Cole Ayers was credited with the loss. Kentucky will look to win the rubber match tomorrow in Columbia at 2:00 p.m. ET. You can catch the game on SEC Network+.

Go Cats.


@BrentW_KSR

Article written by Brent Wainscott

Twitter: @BrentW_KSR

One response to “Kentucky Drops Game Two to Missouri in Extra innings”

  1. Van Cleef

    I watched the game and could have sworn that it didn’t go to extra innings. Maybe I’m mistaken. Anyway, a tough loss for the Cats after battling back to take the lead. Hoping they bounce back today to secure the series. Go Cats!