After Jimmy Ramsey’s bumpy first inning, he and the rest of the Wildcat-pitching staff held Missouri scoreless in the last eight innings to take game one over the 19th ranked Tigers, 4-2 in Columbia.
Missouri threatened in the ninth inning against Carson Coleman. After the first two Tigers reached base via a walk and an HBP, the Tigers brought the winning run to the plate with no outs in the ninth. But, Carson Coleman struck out the next two batters and got the final batter to fly out to hold off the Tigers.
Missouri got up in the first inning on a two-run, two out rally (go figure), to give them two runs in early. T.J. Collet would draw the Cats back within one in the top of the fourth when he traded places with Ryan Shinn for an RBI-double and his 35th RBI of the year to make it 2-1 Mizzou.
Kentucky would continue to get production from the middle of their order. With two runners on in the top of the sixth, Breydon Daniel delivered Kentucky’s first lead of the game on a double that scored T.J. Collett and Ryan Shinn.
The Wildcats added one more when Jaren Shelby blasted his fifth home run of the year to give the Cats a two-run cushion heading into the ninth.
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Cole Daniels got the victory, with just a third of an inning pitched.
A few notables in this victory for the Cats, Grant Macciocchi got his first hit in the blue and white, and freshman Austin Schultz has now reached base in 20 straight games.
Kentucky will look to take the series over Missouri, in Columbia, tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. ET on SEC Network+.
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