Mired in a five-game losing streak, Kentucky baseball will try and salvage one game today from its series at South Carolina after dropping a doubleheader to the Gamecocks on Saturday.
It wasn’t so much that UK lost two games on Saturday, but the way the Cats lost. They led both games in the middle to late innings. Kentucky led the Gamecocks 2-0 in the middle of the sixth only to lose 5-2. The visitors led Carolina 6-5 in the middle of the seventh only to lose 7-6 in the 11th inning.
Star reliever Trevor Gott, who had not lost a game since April 19, 2011, took the loss in the second game after pitching two and two-thirds innings. Before Saturday, Kentucky had won 64 straight games in which it led after seven innings.
Once 5-2 in conference play, the Cats are now 7-10 and have slipped to fourth in the SEC East. Gary Henderson’s club has lost eight of its last 10 games overall.
Today’s series finale starts at 1:30 and will be broadcast on WLAP-630 in Lexington and WKJK-1080 in Louisville. It can also be heard online at the UK athletics site.