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No more postseason for the Bat Cats

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After going into the season ranked eighth in the country, it was a sad day in Hoover for your University of Kentucky baseball team, who lost to Ole Miss 4-1 in the opening round of the SEC Baseball Tournament. The Rebel Black Bears jumped out to an early lead, and despite having the bases loaded in the seventh inning, the Cats couldn’t mount a comeback. Their lone run came in the fourth inning off a delayed-steal play with two outs.

The Bat Cats started the season 22-6 and ranked as high as seventh in some polls, but a late season skid has totally halted their postseason plans. They will finish the season with a 30-25 record. Ole Miss will move on to face Arkansas tomorrow.

Get ’em next year, boys.

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20 Comments for No more postseason for the Bat Cats

  1. Steve Fitts
    1:41 pm May 21, 2013 Permalink

    If anybody hasn’t seen the movie “42” yet, you should! It is a GREAT baseball movie! Jackie Robinson was a two-sport (football/baseball) collegiate star at UCLA before becoming the first African-American major league baseball player. A great, great movie!

  2. toddfromwinchester
    1:48 pm May 21, 2013 Permalink

    Gary Henderson should be FIRED! You have all the talent in the world and can’t do anything with it. Grundy get’s roughed up last time out against Ole Miss and you need W’s to make the NCAA tourney and you don’t start Corey L or Reed for Game 1. I am tired of mediocre baseball year in and year out at UK. Just like football it’s time to go outside of the University and get a name and get the excitement back into the program like there was a few years back.

  3. Old baller
    1:55 pm May 21, 2013 Permalink

    Agree need to look for new blood. Leaves pitchers in too long. Today was must win. Can’t go with #3 or 4 in this game. Head coach is over his head.

  4. NoMoreMagicHat
    1:55 pm May 21, 2013 Permalink

    Help out West Sixth Brewery!

  5. BBNinCajunLand
    1:55 pm May 21, 2013 Permalink

    #2 I was at the series here in Baton Rouge and saw these kids lose all the confidence that they came here with. Apparently it was never recovered (what a total collapse)!! That is a coaching problem, and I agree with you!! We need an experienced HC, not a lifetime assistant to win in the SEC!! Time to move on Mitch.

  6. btowncatfan
    1:57 pm May 21, 2013 Permalink

    I am no Henderson fan, but we did have one of our most successful seasons in program history last year. That being said, Hendo has 3 consecutive top 10 recruiting classes. We should have been better than they were this season.

  7. btowncatfan
    2:00 pm May 21, 2013 Permalink

    I went to several games this year (season ticket holder). Hendo never took up for his players. There were many games when players “disagreed” with calls on the field. Not once did Henderson come out to take up for his players. In baseball that is inexcusable.

  8. Rockfield, KY
    2:00 pm May 21, 2013 Permalink

    Their situational hitting was non-exisitent the second half of the year and the pitching staff was completely mismanaged. Cohen would have won the SEC with this team. Funny, though, that the only run they did score today was on a double steal.

  9. gog8ors
    2:07 pm May 21, 2013 Permalink

    please someone, acknowledge my trolling. please!

  10. RealCatsFan
    2:24 pm May 21, 2013 Permalink

    Pretty sad – this continues to be perhaps the worst overall season for UK in all sports that I can remember. A few bright spots in some of the minor sports, but the big 3, basketball, football, and now baseball were very disappointing. Hopefully with the hiring of Stoops and the blockbuster recruiting class by Cal we can right the ship and get it turned around.

  11. Panama
    2:40 pm May 21, 2013 Permalink

    Time to move the Baseball program in a new direction. Don’t wait too late like we did in Football.

  12. BNClay
    2:40 pm May 21, 2013 Permalink

    Softball I know isn’t a major sport, but they can create a nice bright spot if they can make the CWS.

  13. green river 46
    2:48 pm May 21, 2013 Permalink

    Wait for next year, are you kidding me. This team should have won over fifty games. Henderson must go!

  14. catlogic15
    3:10 pm May 21, 2013 Permalink

    With all that talent and a quick start, they did quite the el foldo from there. Something definitely wrong.

  15. STEVE!
    3:11 pm May 21, 2013 Permalink

    11th in baseball, 14th in football, and 9th overall in the SEC? That can’t be right. Everyone knows we have the best, most underpaid Athletic Director in the country leading our sports programs. Who came up with these statistics?!?

  16. This Is It...
    3:57 pm May 21, 2013 Permalink

    Guys …I am all for letting Henderson go but MB gave him a very nice raise and long term deal because of one(last yr) season…He has had 4 of his 5 seasons here be mediocre with the last two just falling apart at the end of the season…

  17. I Say
    3:58 pm May 21, 2013 Permalink

    So does this mean there will not be anymore baseball posts for me to skip over?

  18. Turner the Burner
    4:10 pm May 21, 2013 Permalink

    12 – Good thing you didn’t depend on baseball pre John Cohen years