#3 Red Raiders Defeat #5 Kentucky 5-3 In Sunday Finale
After dropping their first two games of the season in back to back fashion against the #5 Kentucky Wildcats, the #3 Red Raider baseball team hit the field trying to avoid the sweep.
Behind great pitching performances and two Red Raider homeruns, Tim Tadlock and company were able to come away with the 5-3 victory in Lexington.
Freshman pitcher, Ryan Sublette was the game 3 starter for the Red Raiders, making just his second career start in his short tenure. He retired the first seven batters he faced before running into a little bit of trouble in the third inning as he gave up two runs and two hits before being pulled.
John McMilion got the scoring started in the third inning as he blasted his first homerun of the season giving the Red Raiders the 3-0 lead.
Sophomore Caleb Kilian came into the game in relief and was the winning pitcher of the contest Sunday. Kilian pitched fantastic out of the bullpen, going 3.1 IP, striking out five while giving up just one run on three hits.
With the Red Raiders up 3-2 in the fifth inning, Gabe Holt took a 2-0 count deep into right-center field for his second homerun of the season, and gave Tech the 5-2 lead.
Senior, Dylan Dusek would come into the game after Kilian and pitched a gem, going 3.0 frames, allowing just one baserunner, while striking out five. With two gone in the ninth, he would hand the ball over to another senior, right-hander Jose Quezada who would only need one pitch as he induced a groundball to retire the Wildcats and secure a win for the Red Raiders.
Next up for the Red Raiders will be a midweek matchup against the #12 Louisville Cardinals beginning on Tuesday, in Louisville.