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Kentucky UPSETS No. 10 Ole Miss in Nail-Biting fashion

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Kentucky upsets No. 10 Ole Miss 4-2 in game two of the Sunday doubleheader in nail-biting fashion to win their first series in conference play this season.

The Rebels, draped in their powder blue uniforms, made the Cats sweat it out in the ninth. Cole Daniels started the inning, but only got one out and allowed the bases to get loaded. On came Daniel Harper.

With the bases loaded and one out, Cooper Johnson hit a rocket to second base, but Zeke Lewis scaled the air to snag it out of nowhere. Lewis could quickly throw it to first, but first basemen Dalton Reed barely missed first base for the game-ending double play.

So with two outs, the Rebels still had a chance. After a long foul ball to put Cole Zabowski in a 1-2 count, Daniel Harper threw the high heater right by Zabowski to strand the bases loaded and seal the Kentucky upset in Oxford, 4-2.

Kentucky jumped out to a 4-0 lead early, before Ole Miss’ late rally.

With two outs and runners on the corners, T.J. Collett got it going for Kentucky again when he flicked a three-run shot to right-center field to give Kentucky a 3-0 lead in the fourth inning. It was Collett’s second home run of the day and ninth of the year.


As I mentioned in the game one recap, Collett has been struggling leading up to this weekend, and today he found his groove again at the most crucial times. This home run is also a great sign too because Kentucky has not been taking advantage of opportunities like they should this year and when it looked like they were about to pass up on another chance, Collett came through.

In the fifth, Austin Schultz added to Kentucky’s lead with an RBI-double to make it 4-0 Cats.

Ole Miss threatened in the following innings. In the fifth, the Rebels got two runs on a double by Kessinger to bring the tying run to the plate. Thompson didn’t waiver. Thompson worked out of the jam to keep a two-run lead; then in the sixth, The rebels had two runners on, one on third base with one out. Once again, Thompson worked out of the jam to keep Kentucky’s two-run lead intact.

Thompson was in his zone once again today. Thompson worked six stressful innings in his third victory of the year. He allowed two runs on five hits and five walks. However, Thompson did have eight strikeouts on 111 pitches. He earned this victory.

Kentucky will look to carry this momentum into Kentucky Proud Park on Tuesday night when they take on the Louisville Cardinals in the battle of the bluegrass. First pitch is at 6:30 p.m. ET on SEC Netowrk+. Don’t forget, KPP will also be “stripped out.”

You will definitely want to be in the house for this one.

Kentucky is now 20-16 (4-11) on the year.


Check out the highlights from today’s massive victory:


Go Cats. @BrentW_KSR

Article written by Brent Wainscott

Twitter: @BrentWainscott_

4 Comments for Kentucky UPSETS No. 10 Ole Miss in Nail-Biting fashion



  1. mashburnfan1
    9:23 pm April 14, 2019 Permalink

    Huge series win on road vs top team, great pitching today. Not too late to make a run and get in the tourney.
    Softball team lost on a walk off HR to highly ranked LSU. Was tied entering bottom of inning.
    Mens Tennis did not show up today vs the hated Vols, well they showed up but that’s about it losing 4-0 and it was not that close after doubles matches ended.



  2. J. Did
    5:49 am April 15, 2019 Permalink

    GO CATS!



  3. KayutsBy90
    12:18 pm April 15, 2019 Permalink

    We need to play 7 inning double headers every weekend. That’s the only way to keep our bullpen from imploding.



  4. HANGTHEBANNER
    2:28 pm April 15, 2019 Permalink

    Let’s Gooooo