Despite a negative conclusion to the James Paxton saga for the University of Kentucky Bat Cats, they finished off a weekend sweep of Bowling Green with a 10-4 victory on Sunday. Chris Bisson went yard in the 6th inning with the Cats trailing by a run. The 3 run homer put the Cats up and they never trailed again. Logan Darnell had a shaky start to the game giving up 4 early runs, but recovered to strike out 7 hitters in 6 full innings on the mound.
The biggest surprise thus far for the Bat Cats has been the early work of freshman, Taylor Rogers. In his 2nd collegiate start on Saturday, Rogers went 6 innings only giving up 1 run in the Cats 4-3 victory. With 2 runs batted in on 2 hits, Chad Wright paced the offense on a very chilly day at Cliff Hagan Stadium.
In the home opener on Friday Wright and Bisson both flexed their muscles. IN the 33rd Wright blasted a 2 run dong over the left center wall. In the very next inning Bisson matched his teammate with a 2run smash of his own. Alex Meyer, sophomore, got the opening night start and went 5 2/3 innings surrendering only 2 runs. Matt Little finished it off for the Cats, going 3 1/3 to earn his first save of the year. Kentucky closed out Bowling Green 6-4.
Kentucky travels east bound on I 64 Tuesday for a match up with the Morehead State Eagles. First pitch is 2 p.m. This weekend UK will use other means of travel when they head to the west coast for games with San Diego State and Monmouth.
If anyone is traveling with the Cats, send us some pics.