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LIVE BLOG: Kentucky vs Alabama

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7:26: Cats fall 5-2 after going 1-2-3 in the 9th. UK’s season likely over.

7:16 Will Haynie crushes a two-run bomb and Bama leads 5-2. UK may have just watched their tournament hopes sail over the left field wall.

7:06 Reks strikes out swinging to end the 8th and strands White at first. Pop back out on the mound with Hjelle in the pen.

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6:55 Pop works a 1-2-3 top of the 8th. Pompey, Heady, White due up for the Cats.

6:48 Cottam grounds out, but UK gets one back in the 7th. Pop back on the mound for UK.

6:43 Clutch double by Mahan scores Hairston from second and UK is now down by one. Eicholtz’s day is done as Matt Foster comes on in relief. Great performance by Eicholtz in the biggest game of Alabama’s season.

6:31 Pop gets a groundout and Bama leaves ’em loaded. At the stretch, it’s 3-1 Bama. Could be a huge momentum shift with Fishin’ In The Dark playing at The Met.

6:30 Bama has the bases loaded with two outs. Vincent at the plate facing Zach Pop.

6:14 White walks but Alabama turns a sweet double play to end the inning. Lewis still out on the mound.

6:08 Lewis allows a single but strikes out the final man of the inning. Cats have four innings to find two runs.

6:03 Logue’s day is done after 5.2 innings. He allowed three runs on six hits. Justin Lewis in from the pen with a runner at first.

5:55 Riley Mahan singles but the Cats can’t scrap anything else in the fifth. Still 3-1 in the sixth with Logue at 86 pitches.

5:46 Another error puts a man on first, but Logue works around it. Logue is through five as UK still trails 3-1. McNeill, Mahan, Cottam due up in the fifth.

5:32 Evan White leads the bottom of the fourth off with a home run over the left field wall. UK finally on the board against Eicholtz.

5:29 Logue allows a bunt single but Holcombe pops out on a bunt to end the top ofthe fourth. Top of the order due up for UK.

5:22 Going to the fourth, still 3-0 Bama. Justin Lewis and Brad Schaenzer jog to the bullpen with Logue over 60 pitches.

5:15 Logue strands a man at third to end the third. Eicholtz retired nine straight to open the April matchup against UK. He’s been tough to this point.

5:10 Bama is all over Logue right now. The Tide already have four hits and have reached on two errors. He’s leaving pitches over the heart of the plate and their barreling it up.

4:59 It could have been worse, but it could have been a lot better. Two RBIs by Webb gave Bama a 3-0 lead. Logue got a strikeout and a grounder to short to end the frame.

4:53 RBI walk gives Bama the lead in the second. A blown call at second and two singles loaded the bases with one away. Still only one out with the bases loaded for Hunter Webb.

4:42 Nothing going for the Cats in the first. Two groundouts and a deep drive by Shelby result in three quick outs for Nick Eicholtz.

4:37 Very smooth inning for Logue in the first. Two groundouts to the mound and a slow roller to first on eight pitches in the first inning. White, Reks, Shelby due up in the bottom half.

4:34 Logue gets a groundout to start the game and we are underway.

4:00 Lineup are up. 30 minutes from first pitch

Article written by Trey Huntsman

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