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UK baseball kicks off big weekend with win


The 7th-ranked Bat Cats opened up a weekend series against Alabama with a win last night. UK rode a strong pitching performance from junior Taylor Rogers. Rogers pitched seven innings and gave up just two runs while earning the win. Cameron Flynn and Thomas McCarthy fueled the Cats’ attack at the plate. McCarthy hit a two-run double in the second inning that put the ‘Cats on the board first. After Alabama tied it in the next half-inning, UK took the lead for good in the bottom of the third on an RBI fielder’s choice with the bases loaded. Rogers kept the Tide’s bats at bay the rest of the game with a little help from the bullpen in the last two innings.

The game was the first of a three-game series for the ‘Cats. They are in the middle of a double-header right now. This is the last home series of the season for UK before the ‘Cats head to Paducah for a game against Murray State, and then travel to Starkville, Miss. for the last series of the regular season against Mississippi State. If you haven’t made it out to Cliff Hagan Stadium for a game this season then head out there and watch UK take out years and years of football related frustration on the Alabama baseball team.

Article written by David Jackson

11 Comments for UK baseball kicks off big weekend with win

  1. Pharmboy
    3:10 pm May 12, 2012 Permalink

    It is a 3 game series. The double header today is because of rain in the forecast for Sunday.

  2. David Jackson
    3:39 pm May 12, 2012 Permalink

    Good catch, I fixed it. Thanks.

  3. mashburnfan1
    4:37 pm May 12, 2012 Permalink

    B-A-T- C-A-T-S- just had a big time 2 out rally. They were trailing 5-1 entering bottom of 7th but have struck for 5 runs to take a 6-5 lead going to top of the 8th in game one. Also the mens tennis team is looking good to move on as they are about to wrap up the win vs the loosiers. GO BIG BLUE.

  4. robbin
    4:53 pm May 12, 2012 Permalink

    What is the score now for the?

  5. mashburnfan1
    4:54 pm May 12, 2012 Permalink

    B-A-T- C-A-T-S- gave it back in top of 8th as bama got a run to tie the game heading to bottom of 8th. UK has top of lineup due up.

  6. shields eyes
    5:02 pm May 12, 2012 Permalink

    Wow, you could have given us the score of the game, David.

  7. mashburnfan1
    5:05 pm May 12, 2012 Permalink

    Mens tennis team has moved on dominating the loosiers once again. B-A-T- C-A-T-S-have bases loaded with 1 out in a tie game bottom of 8th.

  8. mashburnfan1
    5:12 pm May 12, 2012 Permalink

    B-A-T- C-A-T-S-blew a chance at a huge inning but did get 1 run to take a 7-6 lead to top of ninth

  9. robbin
    5:24 pm May 12, 2012 Permalink

    Great win for the CATS right there. Gott looked great in the 9th.

  10. Roland
    6:33 pm May 12, 2012 Permalink

  11. IWantJust"K"OnTheFootballHelmets
    7:05 pm May 12, 2012 Permalink

    Sucks that according to my tickets, I have great seats for the game vs Alabama tomorrow and now I find out that the game is in the 4th inning (40 miles away.) Smh