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Coach Mingione Tossed in Loss to No. 10 Ole Miss

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Things have not necessarily been rolling the Bat Cats way this season, and in a 10-2 loss to No. 10 Ole Miss, it was no different.

In the second inning,  while fans were still settling into their seats and Kentucky already down three runs after a three-run Ole miss home run, head coach Nick Mingione got tossed after arguing with home plate umpire Jeff Wright. Jimmy Ramsey struck out an Ole Miss batter, but the ball squandered in front of catcher Marshall Gei. The batter made contact with Gei on his way back to the dugout which allowed the Rebel on first base to take second base, while Gei was tied up with the batter. Wright said there was no obstruction which, understandably, sent Coach Mingione into orbit. 

With an 18-16 record, and only two wins in conference play, Kentucky has been looking for a spark to get this team rolling midway through the season even though, it may be too little too late. Contrary to the belief that an ejection of a Coach will spark a team, after Coach Mingione got tossed Kentucky still couldn’t get a run until the ninth inning losing 8-2. However, those two runs in the ninth extended Kentucky’s scoring streak to 98 straight games, which is the third-best streak in school history.

Silver linings, am I right?

Another Silver lining is Jaren Shelby’s hot bat as he hit a double in the ninth that scored Coltyn Kessler who doubled before Shelby, to get Kentucky’s first run on the board in the ninth. Shelby would score on a fielder’s choice for Kentucky’s second run of the day.

Kentucky will look to find their spark tomorrow in Oxford during game two of this three-game set against the Rebels with Zack Thompson on the mound. First pitch is 2:00 p.m. ET on SEC Network+.

Go Cats. @BrentW_KSR

Article written by Brent Wainscott

Twitter: @BrentWainscott_

30 Comments for Coach Mingione Tossed in Loss to No. 10 Ole Miss

  1. az1006
    12:33 am April 13, 2019 Permalink

    The Bat Cats are total garbage right now. It’s fair to say they’re in a bit of rebuild because they lost a lot from last year’s squad. But, if Mingione is the man for the job, this much of a drop off is inexcusable. Two years ago, it appeared as though the program was trending upward. That doesn’t seem to be the case.

  2. Urincatland
    1:02 am April 13, 2019 Permalink

    And the new ballpark should bring in top recruits itself. Super nice Park!

  3. mashburnfan1
    1:18 am April 13, 2019 Permalink

    So why not do an article on the softball team, they got a great win vs a highly ranked LSU team on the road Friday night. Also Mens Tennis played a super match Friday vs a ranked UGA team. Some great matches in this got the big win for UK.

    • RealCatsFan
      9:30 am April 13, 2019 Permalink

      I will say that Mash has a point here. I understand that the revenue sports, and the men’s sports will get the majority of the ink. However, this is Kentucky SPORTS Radio, right? It’s great to throw in some little special interest stories here and there, but there are also some successful, hard working UK athletes out there who deserve a little spotlight too. Tennis, Softball, Volleyball, have all been hugely successful over the past 3 years, but hardly get a mention.

    • IndianaSucks
      11:40 am April 13, 2019 Permalink

      All true but we all know it’s about “clicks”. KSR, like everyone else, covers the popular sports that get the most clicks. People don’t care unless it’s basketball or football. It may not be fair but that’s just the way it is.

  4. CoachCat
    2:57 am April 13, 2019 Permalink

    The program is hit a rough patch and won’t see many more highlights as the season comes to a end. A lot of money was poured into the park as well which hasn’t helped with bringing in fans or recruits. It may be time to start the search for a new coach

  5. J. Did
    6:48 am April 13, 2019 Permalink

    GO CATS!

  6. UKFootballYall
    8:22 am April 13, 2019 Permalink

    Starting to feel our Coach was the beneficiary of amazing talent year one and isn’t necessarily as great as we thought (and hoped.)

    • dismore
      10:43 am April 13, 2019 Permalink

      You sir are correct

    • Jiminy Crickets
      10:57 am April 13, 2019 Permalink

      Mingione had the most talent he’ll ever have in year 1, and couldn’t get past super regional, he finished 5th in SEC last year and is currently last and showing no promise. The recruits for next year are?? He shoulda went to ole miss when he had a chance. He got kicked out because he realized he was wearing blue last night instead of gray, that’s what upset him.

  7. neat1ky
    9:39 am April 13, 2019 Permalink

    If you look at rankings there only 2 schools above Mason Dixon line that being Louisville and Oregon. Baseball favors schools more in the south due to better year round weather. That’s a fact we have to deal with. Just enjoy every few years when we r competitive and I like our coach to do that. We are also in the #1 baseball conference (SEC) as well so just enjoy what we have when we r good.

    • Jiminy Crickets
      10:57 am April 13, 2019 Permalink

      Ahhh the UK football excuse belongs to baseball too?

    • IndianaSucks
      11:35 am April 13, 2019 Permalink

      For the record, Louisville is not above the Mason Dixon Line.

  8. TheAssman
    9:47 am April 13, 2019 Permalink

    I’d hate to be in a foxhole with some of you guys.

    • IndianaSucks
      11:42 am April 13, 2019 Permalink

      If I were in a foxhole with you, I’d be sure to be behind you because I have a phenomenal ass. Wouldn’t want you to get carried away…

    • TheAssman
      12:40 pm April 13, 2019 Permalink

      The only thing youd have to fear is me shoving a live grenade up ur “phenomenal ass”

    • IndianaSucks
      1:01 pm April 13, 2019 Permalink

      I don’t need to know what name you gave your johnson. There are way too many jokes to say after that comment that are not Ksr approved. Consider yourself lucky my man. Lol

    • TheAssman
      1:11 pm April 13, 2019 Permalink

      You seem to be WAY too interested in my ass and my johnson….there are other “alternative” websites for guys like you….good luck with what you’re looking for.

    • IndianaSucks
      3:31 pm April 13, 2019 Permalink

      For the record, I actually never mentioned anything about YOUR ass. And if you didn’t want any friendly banter, you shouldn’t have named yourself “assman” on a site that has a predominately male audience. Just sayin.

    • TheAssman
      8:05 pm April 13, 2019 Permalink

      I would STRONGLY recommend that you go and focus your little brain on a few episodes of Seinfeld so that you can get up to speed on what everyone else on this site knows what Assman is all about you handicapped, brainless, out of touch, mothers basement dwelling waste of space.

    • IndianaSucks
      8:55 am April 15, 2019 Permalink

      Sounds like someone has some daddy issues. Go bury your head in a pile of man ass somewhere and breath in deep… Speaking of out of touch, “handicapped” should never be used in a derogatory way you backwards rectum guzzler. See, I can name call too behind my screen and keyboard. Lol

    • runningunnin.454
      12:36 pm April 13, 2019 Permalink

      Chuckle Chuckle; hate to break it to you; but, his real name is Ben Dover.

    • Goose
      1:34 pm April 13, 2019 Permalink

      Hey thats funny I think I heard the Ben Dover thing back when doctors made house call’s.

    • runningunnin.454
      1:49 pm April 13, 2019 Permalink

      Where do you think I heard it? Ben Dover M.D.
      He was a riot.

    • Goose
      1:58 pm April 13, 2019 Permalink

      I don’t think you get it, I’m saying that joke is old and stale

    • runningunnin.454
      2:04 pm April 13, 2019 Permalink

      So was Dr. Dover.

  9. neat1ky
    12:21 pm April 13, 2019 Permalink

    For the record indianasucks, you missed entire point. We r Mason Dixon line and I played baseball high school and college till getting hurt finishing my career and we practiced inside because weather was too cold during winter and late spring and unlike basketball and football recruiting is harder to get players farther north. Just enjoy what we have.

    • IndianaSucks
      9:01 am April 15, 2019 Permalink

      Yes, colder weather is not ideal for baseball but just because it gets colder in kentucky than georgia, it doesn’t mean anything in regards to the Mason dixon line.

  10. Van Cleef
    2:49 pm April 13, 2019 Permalink

    FWIW, the final score was 8-2, not 10-2.

    • RealCatsFan
      6:19 pm April 13, 2019 Permalink

      Oh, now I feel SO much better! 🙂