UK Baseball | Kentucky's season continues with 14-9 win over Indiana

06/04/2017 04:45 PM

With their backs against the wall, the top-seeded Kentucky Wildcats beat the two-seeded Indiana Hoosiers 14-9 to stay alive in the Lexington regional.

A six-run sixth inning, highlighted by Riley Mahan’s grand slam, gave Kentucky a comfortable 10-1 lead. Mahan finished the day 4-5 with five RBIs. Kentucky’s offense didn’t let up, scoring three runs in the seventh and four in the eighth to extend the lead to 14-4. The Cats totaled 18 hits on the afternoon, including three home runs (Mahan’s grand slam, solo shots from Marcus Carson and Kole Cottam.)

Freshman pitcher Zack Thompson had a strong outing. After allowing a home run to Indiana’s Tony Bradley to lead off the game, Thompson retired the next 10 Hoosiers. He cruised through the first six innings, before Indiana scored three runs in the seventh off of two home runs. Thompson’s day ended after the seventh. He gave up six hits, four runs and struck out seven on the afternoon.

Indiana scored five runs in the bottom of the ninth off of reliever Colton Cleary. Junior Alec Maley recorded the final out of the game.

Kentucky will face NC State at 7 pm tonight. If they beat the Wolfpack tonight, they will face them again on Monday at 7 pm for the regional final.

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