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Kentucky Baseball: Bat Cats dominate Murray State in final midweek game

The Cats have a dominating performance before heading to Nashville.


The final midweek game of the regular season couldn’t have gone much better for the Kentucky Wildcats, as they made the trip to face Murray State.

The Cats were able to get the bats going late and went yard for three home runs and pulled away from Murray to get the 14-2 victory.

This one looked like it was going to be a battle after the way it started with each team getting shut down in the first two innings.

In the third, Murray state hit a single that would score a run and give them an early 1-0 lead. However, in the fourth the Cats would answer with a homer by Ben Aklinski to tie it up.

That wasn’t the end of the scoring for Murray as they hit another RBI single in the bottom of the inning to retake the lead over the Cats 2-1.

In the fifth, Kentucky took the lead off a 2-run homer by Kole Cottam and the Cats never looked back.

Kentucky was able to blow this one open in the sixth, with the bases loaded Tristan Pompey stepped up and hit a grand slam. Troy Squires added to the inning total when he hit an RBI single to the right to make it an 8-2 lead for Kentucky.

Kentucky had yet another big inning in the eighth that started with an RBI single by Luke Becker. Cottam was then able to score another run after a wild pitch by Murray State.

Aklinski tripled to right center to bring in two more runs for the Cats and then Trey Dawson hit a 2 RBI single to give the Cats a commanding 14-2 lead.

The Cats would go on to close out the game and will now get prepared for their weekend road trip to Nashville where they will face Vanderbilt in the final regular season series. The games are Thursday at 7:30, Friday at 7:30 and Saturday at 2. All games can be seen on the SEC Network alternate channel.

With Kentucky and Vanderbilt both sitting at 13-14 in the conference this is a big series for each team. Kentucky will be trying to help their chances of hosting a regional and both teams would like to finish .500 in SEC play.