Seventh Heaven: Cats Complete Sweep of Western Michigan

by UK Athletics Communications and PR

Kentucky moved to 7-0 for the first time since 2012 and coach Nick Mingione won his 150th career game as the Wildcats wiped out Western Michigan 16-5 in eight innings on Sunday. The game ended in the mercy rule when UK went ahead by 10 runs after the seventh inning.
Daniel Harris IV had three hits and scored three runs as the Cats dropped an 11-run eighth inning to end the game. Jacob Plastiak also had three hits and Chase Estep homered as Darren Williams earned his first victory in blue.
Coming on the heels of Saturday’s wild 13-12 comeback where the Cats erased an eight-run deficit, they scored a third walk-off win in four games this week and now have 11 under Mingione, who ranks fourth on the school’s all-time win list in just 256 games.
UK will host midweek games against Western Kentucky and Evansville next week before No. 8 TCU comes to town next weekend.

  • Kentucky now is 86-11 vs. non-conference non- Power Five opponents during coach Nick Mingione’s tenure.
  • The UK pitchers struck out 88 in seven games.
  • Oraj Anu, Daniel Harris IV, Jacob Plastiak and Ryan Ritter each have a hit in every game this season.


  • Senior IF Jacob Plastiak went 3-for-4 with a run and a RBI.

    • He is currently riding a career-long seven-game hit streak.
    • He has four multi-hit games this season.
    • He had seven hits in the series.
  • Junior IF Ryan Ritter went 1-for-4 with two runs.
    • He has reached base safely in 10 straight games.
    • He has a career-long eight-game hit streak.
  • Senior OF Oraj Anu went 2-for-4 with a run and RBI.
    • He is currently riding a career-long seven-game hit streak.
  • Senior IF Daniel Harris IV went 3-for-4 with three runs, a RBI and double.
    • He is currently riding a seven-game hit streak.

Kentucky hosts Western Kentucky on Tuesday. 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).

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