Usually when a baseball team raps out 15 hits, that's enough to win.
Not so for Kentucky on Tuesday, as Indiana came away from Cliff Hagan Stadium with an 11-7 come-from-behind victory.
"We got enough hits to win, but we didn't do much of anything else," UK Coach Gary Henderson said. "... We didn't play defense well enough today to win."
UK (18-11) was coming off a weekend when the Cats won two of three games at No. 1 LSU.
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Next up for UK is a three-game home series against the new No. 1, Texas A&M.
"It will be another really good SEC weekend. Plenty competitive," Henderson said. "Hope the fans will get out here on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, before the basketball game on Saturday, watch us play."
The Cats did plenty worth watching on offense Tuesday.
Ka'ai Tom and Thomas Bernal banged out three hits each. Marcus Carson was among four other UK players with two hits each. Carson also scored twice and drove in a pair of runs.
"I'd much rather go 0-for-4 and get a win than what I did today and lose," Carson said. "It's part of the game. Just gotta go out there this weekend and take care of business."
Indiana (17-8), had 16 hits and snapped a three-game losing streak. Casey Rodrigue and Logan Sowers led the Hoosiers with three hits each.
Sowers and Brad Hartong each belted a two-run homer.
"We came out a little sluggish," Carson said. "I think we still kind of had a little hype from the past weekend and came out and just didn't get the job done today."
Indiana struck first, getting a two-out, two-run single by Isaiah Pasteur in the second inning.
UK came back with five runs in the bottom of the inning.
Carson singled in the first run, and another scored when Zach Arnold was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Groundball outs by Connor Heady and Kyle Barrett each plated a run. Evan White, riding a team-high 12-game hitting streak, singled in the final run of the inning.
The Hoosiers pulled to within 5-3 on Rodrigue's RBI single in the third.
The Wildcats countered with a run in the bottom of the frame. Carson drew a one-out walk and scored on Bernal's double down the left-field line.
Indiana struck for a pair of runs in the fifth to pull to within 6-5.
One run scored on a balk by Dylan Dwyer, and Sowers tripled in another.
The Wildcats answered with a run in the bottom of the inning.
JaVon Shelby led off with a double, moved to second on a groundout and scored on Carson's single.
Indiana pulled even at 7 with a pair of runs in the seventh.
Scott Donley led off with a single. He advanced on a balk and a stolen base, then scored on Rodrigue's single.
Rodruigue came around on a wild pitch and Will Nolden's single up the middle.
UK had the bases loaded with one out in the seventh. But Luke Harrison came on in relief and got Riley Mahan to ground into a double play.
Then came IU's two-run bombs — by Hartong in the eighth inning and Sowers in the ninth.
"We didn't pitch well enough today to win," Henderson said. "Nor did we play defense well enough to win."