UK Baseball | Wildcats take care of Bobcats in opening regional game

06/02/2017 03:31 PM

The Kentucky baseball team won their opening regional game this afternoon, beating the Ohio Bobcats 6 to 4. Nearly 4,000 fans packed Cliff Hagan Stadium for the afternoon action.

Kentucky opened up the scoring in the first inning off of back-to-back singles from Luke Becker and Riley Mahan. Up 2-0 in the fourth, Mahan singled in Evan White to extend the lead to 3-0. He finished the game 3-5 with two RBIs.

Tristan Pompey would bring home Tyler Marshall in the fifth inning to give Kentucky a 4-0 lead. In the sixth inning, Ohio walked two Kentucky batters with the bases loaded, giving Kentucky a 6-0 lead going into the seventh inning.

SEC Pitcher of the Year Sean Hjelle threw seven scoreless innings before giving up a three-run homer in the eighth. His final stat line was 7.0 IP, 8 H, 3 ER and 3 strikeouts.

Ohio tacked on one-more run against closer Logan Salow in the top of the ninth. Salow recorded the save. Kentucky stays on the winners side of the bracket and will play the winner of Indiana/NC State tomorrow at 7 PM.

Clayton Abernathy

Clayton is a Producer for Spectrum News. He graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and he lives and breathes UK Basketball, making him the perfect fit to produce KSTV. That’s Kentucky’s only nightly half-hour show dedicated solely to UK sports. You can watch it weeknights at 7:30 and 11 on Spectrum News. Follow Clayton on twitter @ClaySTV1 to stay updated on the latest UK Basketball and recruiting news or to follow his amateur competitive eating endeavors. He once ate thirteen cheese Coney hot dogs in one sitting…on his lunch break.


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