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Jacob Plastiak hit tying home run in the ninth inning
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Raj to the rescue.
Senior Oraj Anu hit a game-winning, walk-off double to seal a three-run ninth inning in Kentucky’s 3-2 victory at Kentucky Proud Park in Wednesday’s home opener for the Wildcats.
Chase Estep scampered home from first to score the winning run after singling. The Cats (4-0) entered their final at-bat needing a pair of runs to tie the game. Hunter Jump lined a single to center before Jacob Plastiak belted an 0-1 pitch just over the wall in right field to tie things.
Seth Logue made his first collegiate start on the mound and struck out six in five innings. He allowed two runs, only one earned, before giving way to Lexington native Tyler Guilfoil. Austin Strickland earned the win after a perfect ninth.
- Kentucky now is 83-11 vs. non-conference Power Five opponents during coach Nick Mingione’s tenure.
- Sophomore RHP Seth Logue made his first collegiate start on the mound. He struck out six in five innings and allowed one earned run.
- The UK pitchers struck out 49 in four games.
- Senior IF Jacob Plastiak went 1-for-4 with one run, two RBI and a home run.
Kentucky hosts Western Michigan this weekend for a three-game series beginning Friday. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET. The game will be aired on SECN+. The radio call will be on the UK Sports Network (98.5 FM).