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Kentucky Opens Series against Middle Tennessee State with a Win


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After a late-game debacle on Wednesday night, the Bat Cats are back in the win column with a 4-1 victory over Middle Tennesee State.

Zack Thompson was dominant yet again in this one. The lefty went a career-tying seven innings only giving up four hits, one run, and he had nine K’s. For the first time in his 24-start career, Thompson did not walk a single batter in his start. He also sat down the last nine batters he faced. Thompson is a top-20 draft prospect for a reason, and he has been dominant all year. He alone will be able to win Kentucky some games this season.

Dillion Harper would get the hold in a one-hit seventh inning, and Jimmy Ramsey got his first career save with a perfect ninth inning.

On the offensive side, It was Cam Hills two-run blast that gave Kentucky their first lead of the game in the fourth. It was Hill’s first career home run.


Bryedon Daniel who has been hot lately went yard as well to give Kentucky a 3-1 lead. That lead would get extended in the sixth when Zeke Lewis executed the rare suicide squeeze that scored Coltyn Kessler to put the Cats up 4-1.

Ryan Shinn also kept his on-base streak alive to make it 12-straight games, and Kessler extended his hit streak to seven games.

Kentucky will be back in action today, at Kentucky Proud Park. First pitch for game two of this series is set for 1:00 p.m. ET.

Go Cats.

Article written by Brent Wainscott

Twitter: @BrentW_KSR

One response to “Kentucky Opens Series against Middle Tennessee State with a Win”

  1. weneedpitino

    Nick mingione for assistant UK men’s basketball coach. Go cats.