RISP Woes Spoil Langdon’s Terrific Collegiate Debut to No. 24 SDSU
SAN DIEGO – Freshman pitcher Sydney Langdon was sensational Saturday night as she pitched a complete game vs. No. 24 San Diego State only allowing three hits, two runs and striking out 10 batters, but the run support couldn’t quite come through for the Wildcats as UK left nine runners on base in the game and six in scoring position to suffer the 2-1 loss.
The loss is the first for Kentucky who falls to 3-1 on the year, suffering its first defeat of the young season. San Diego State improves to 3-0 with its win.
Kentucky will close out the SDSU Season Kickoff on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET against Minnesota.
The game’s only two runs for the Aztecs came in a unique circumstance in the bottom of the third inning. With a runner on first and two outs in the frame, batter Cece Macario reached first on a dropped third strike and the next batter roped a two-RBI hit into center to score two runs and turn a 1-0 UK lead into a 2-1 Aztec advantage.
UK would put seven runners on base in the final four innings, leaving all of them stranded on the basepaths and five of the seven in scoring position including bases loaded in the fifth.
Sydney Landgon was the brightspot for the night, throwing six complete innings with one walk and 10 strikeouts. Due to the dropped third strike, none of the runs were earned runs and she only allowed three hits in her collegiate debut.
The key play in the game was the Aztecs’ two-RBI single in the bottom of the third inning to score their only two runs of the game.
The key player was Sydney Langdon who went 6.0 innings, allowed no earned runs, just three hits and struck out 10 batters to a 2023 NCAA Super Regional team.
2/29. Kentucky has only allowed two earned runs in 29.0 innings of pitching this season so far.
Erin Coffel ripped an RBI double down the left-field line to score Jenna Blanton in the top of the third inning to put Kentucky ahead, 1-0. UK 1, SDSU 0
In the bottom of the third, SDSU scored twice on an RBI single up the middle after a dropped third strike. FINAL – #24 San Diego State 2, #25 Kentucky 1
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