Record home crowd sees Kentucky take down Hoosiers for regional crown
The Wildcats (40-19) emerged as the Lexington Regional champion by winning three games in 36 hours, capping it off with a 4-2 victory over Indiana on Monday night at Kentucky Proud Park in front of a crowd of 6,796 thundering fans, the largest crowd to ever attend a UK home baseball game.
Sophomore Mason Moore pitched the final five innings, part of his 10 scoreless innings in the regional while catcher Devin Burkes scored the game-winning run on his way to earning Most Outstanding Player of the regional.
This is Kentucky’s second-ever trip to a Super Regional, both in the last six seasons under Coach Nick Mingione. Kentucky won the regional the hard way. After losing to Indiana on Saturday, the Wildcats came out of the losers bracket to defeat West Virginia and Indiana on Sunday, then beat the
Hoosiers again Monday. Kentucky advances to a Super Regional in Baton Rouge against No. 5 national seed LSU, which swept its home regional
this weekend. The Super Regional is best two-of-three format and will begin Friday or Saturday.