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Kentucky Swept In Oxford

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UK dropped game three of their series at Ole Miss 7-5 on a walk-off home run. The BatCats led 5-0 in the third inning, but the Rebels chipped away until Henri Latigue blasted a home run off Sean Hjelle in the ninth. JaVon Shelby and Tristan Pompey both homered to give UK the lead, but the defense faltered and forced three unearned runs. Evan White, Riley Mahan, and Pompey all had two hits in the loss. Kyle Cody was sharp once again, but errors by Luke Becker and Mahan hurt his day. Kentucky had not been swept all season, and now sits at 29-23 and 13-14 in the SEC.

There isn’t much to say about this game because most UK fans are feeling the same way right now. The loss is frustrating because it felt like there would be an upswing after last week’s series win against South Carolina. Nothing seems to come together at the right time. A pitcher will throw a gem, but the offense looks dead. The starting pitcher and offense will play well, but the bullpen blows a lead. Two of the four losses this week were on walk-off hits and Friday night’s loss was by a 3-1 score. Today should have been a win just like Friday and in the midweek game loss to Indiana.

There are some big questions that need to be answered in the four games next week. UK travels to Paducah (No, I don’t know why) against Murray State and have a home series against Mizzou.

Article written by Trey Huntsman

The KSR Baseball guy. Follow me on Twitter @TreyHuntsmanSEC.

2 Comments for Kentucky Swept In Oxford

  1. Angelo
    10:46 pm May 14, 2016 Permalink

    We do not want bad news…

  2. originalCatFanForLife
    3:47 pm May 16, 2016 Permalink

    In regards to the author wondering why UK is scheduled to play Murray State in Paducah, this agreement dates back several years and it might have to do with Brooks Stadium being in Paducah. Brooks Stadium is a historic minor league baseball stadium. At the time the UK-MSU series moved to Paducah, UK had several Paducah players on the roster, and that may have been former UK Coach John Cohen’s way to recruit kids from Paducah to UK. Those of us from Paducah (myself included) appreciate the history and importance of Brooks Stadium to western Kentucky. Link included for those interested in reading about the history of baseball in Paducah. Paducah also has produced several players who have made it to MLB, including Steve Finley and UK Alum Terry Shumpert. The Roof’s (Gene and Phil) both had good career’s in the majors as well.