Thanks to a 4-2 victory over the Indiana Hoosiers, Kentucky was able to win the Lexington Regional!
For just the second time in program history, the Kentucky Wildcats have advanced to the Super Regionals, both coming under the watch of Nick Mingione.
And salty Hoosiers!
UK players went towards the Indiana dugout to shake hands with their players and Hoosiers wouldn’t leave the dugout— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) June 6, 2023
UK players then just turned around and shook each others hands
Looked like IU coach Jeff Mercer still had some words for Nick Mingione in the postgame handshakes, but Mingione walked away without incident. Indiana players staying in dugout to watch UK celebrate with fans.— Jon Hale (@JonHale_HL) June 6, 2023
Kentucky will now face the LSU Tigers in Baton Rouge for a best-of-three series. Kentucky lost the regular-season series 2-1 but did take one game and nearly won Game 3, so the Bat Cats have what it takes to hang with the Tigers. Times and TV channel designations will be announced at a later date.
LSU is the No. 5 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament and is coming off a sweep in the Baton Rouge Regional, defeating Tulane 7-2, then edging Oregon State 6-5 before winning Monday’s rematch 13-7.
Nick Mingione’s message to the fans, right after the Gatorade bath!!!— Michael Epps (@MichaelEppsTV) June 6, 2023
His 2nd time leading Kentucky baseball to the Super Regionals, first one back in 2017 in his first season.
4-2 victory over Indiana, UK is headed to Baton Rouge #BBN pic.twitter.com/ZlLhm4cPSB
Tonight’s game at Kentucky Proud Park is a sellout and will be broadcast on ESPN2! You can stream the game online here.
What a day it was yesterday for Kentucky baseball. The Wildcats put together a dominant, 10-0 performance over West Virginia in a win-or-go-home Game 5 of the Lexington Regional. Then, with their backs still against the wall, Kentucky later played Indiana in Game 6 to beat the Hoosiers 16-6 and force a Game 7 tonight.
Kentucky’s offense was the difference maker, with the Wildcats scoring more runs in each game on Saturday than they did in both games combined on Friday. With the bats scorching hot going into Monday night’s game, Kentucky fans have to feel good about their team’s chances to put together and capitalize on several scoring opportunities.
The Wildcats’ pitching continues to be the backbone of their team, and they’ll need to continue that if they hope to advance and make history for their program, as they’re the only member of the Southeastern Conference to have never reached the College World Series.
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Highlights from Kentucky’s offensive clinic Sunday evening.
He’s going to be fun to watch.
They just find ways to win games.
Sounds like we’ll learn his college decision this week.
The fourth quarter wasn’t pretty.
Will we see more of him this year?
She also received a shoutout from Tiger on Twitter.
The fans are certainly asking for it.
Which team came out on top?