Kentucky’s baseball team, which will host the inaugural game at Kentucky Proud Park this week, will try to wipe the slate clean after a three-game sweep at No. 3 Texas Tech this weekend.
Sunday was a rough one for the UK pitching staff, which combined to walk 13 batters and hit another in a 19-4 loss to the Red Raiders in Lubbock, Texas.
The Cats’ hitters didn’t fare much better, combining for four hits. They also took a bit of a beating at the plate by being hit by seven pitches. UK left fielder Ryan Shinn was hit by three himself.
Right fielder Jaren Shelby was 2-for-3 with two RBI for the Cats (3-3). Tanner O’Tremba (3-for-5 with seven RBI) and Brian Klein (4-for-7 with four RBI) did the bulk of the damage for the Red Raiders (5-1).
Through six games, Shinn leads Kentucky with a .474 batting average. He has five doubles, a home run and four RBI. Shelby is batting .360 with eight RBI.
Eastern Kentucky, UK’s next opponent, clobbered Maryland Eastern Shore, 27-8, on Sunday. The Colonels (6-2) have been led by Will Johnson, an outfielder who is batting .393 with four home runs and 12 RBI.
Eastern Kentucky at Kentucky
4 p.m. Tuesday (SEC Network Plus)