UK Baseball loses, drops series to Vandy

Hunter Campbellover 9 years

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Kentucky's top-ranked baseball team dropped its first series of the SEC season earlier today with a 6-1 loss to Vanderbilt in the rubber match of their three-game weekend series in Nashville. The game was tight through 7 1/2 innings, with Kentucky manufacturing a run on an infield single to tie it 1-1 in the top of the 8th. Similarly to yesterday's game, however, Vandy took the lead back in the next half inning and would not relinquish it. The 'Dores regained their one-run lead on a HBP with the bases loaded and no outs in the bottom of the 8th, but that was just the beginning of their work in the inning. One batter later, Conner Harrell blasted a grand slam to put Vandy up 6-1 and all but put the game away. Vanderbilt struck out the side in the 9th to seal the win and send the Cats to their third loss in the last four games. The team took a step back this week after taking the series from LSU last weekend, losing to Louisville on Tuesday and falling in two of three in Nashville. The loss pushes the Cats to 36-9 on the year and into a first-place tie in the SEC as they get set for Florida, a consensus top-five ranked team, to visit Lexington for a three-game set starting Thursday at 7:30. Let's hope the return home will help them get back on track.

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2021-09-20

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