Kentucky falls in opening game of NCAA Regional play
05/30/2014 08:13 PM
Six hours after a rain-filled game began, the Kansas Jayhawks reigned victorious at Jim Patterson Stadium, beating Kentucky 10-6 in NCAA Regional play.
KU game out swinging, piling on three quick runs in the top of the first before the matchup’s initial rain delay. When the teams returned to the field, UK would quickly tie the game at 3-3 with Ka’ai Tom’s three-run homer.
Kansas added another three runs in the top of the second, but once again the Cats would rally to tie the game in fourth inning.
After rain and lightning delays once again sidelined the teams, the Jayhawks returned with a storm of their own. Two runs in both the 7th and 8th innings would give the three-seed the final 10-6 advantage.
National Player of the Year, A.J. Reed, went 0-2 in the batter’s box, but was walked twice and scored once. Reed will likely be the team’s starter when the Cats play against the loser of the Louisville/Kent State game, Saturday.