UK Baseball gives up another lead, loses second game to No. 2 UofL
05/07/2015 07:04 PM
LEXINGTON — Not even the Great Emancipator could free the Kentucky baseball team from another blown lead against arch rival Louisville on Wednesday night.
After taking a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning, the Wildcats faltered down the stretch against the No. 2 Cardinals for the second time in as many weeks, giving up four runs in the sixth inning to lose 5-2 on Abraham Lincoln Night at Cliff Hagan Stadium.
Louisville (38-11) sweeps the home-and-home midweek series with the victory after claiming a 2-1 comeback win over UK in 10 innings in the opener in Derby City last week.
It wasn’t a pretty game as teams combined to stand 23 runners while also committing five errors in front of a season-high crowd of 3,044.
UK freshman pitcher Zach Logue got the start and pitched two shutout innings on a strict pitch count, but relievers Dylan Dwyer and Andrew Nelson allowed five runs over the next four frames, a run the Wildcats couldn’t overcome.
With the loss, Kentucky falls to 26-21 on the season and misses an opportunity to add another statement win to its NCAA resume.
The Cats will try to rebound against Georgia this weekend, starting a three-game homestand with the Bulldogs on Friday.