NCAA Baseball Lexington Regional: Kentucky 5, Indiana State 0

Kentucky, the number two national seed, got six strong innings from starting pitcher Mason Moore and played outstanding defense while beating Indiana State 5-0 in the Lexington Regional of the NCAA Baseball Tournament on Sunday night at Kentucky Proud Park.

With the win, UK wins the regional and advances to next week’s super regional, which will be played in Lexington against either Oregon State or UC-Irvine.

Kentucky got on the board early, scoring a run without a hit in the top of the first. Emilen Pitre reached on a walk, then advanced to third on an errant pickoff attempt at first base. Pitre would score on a sacrifice fly by Devin Burkes, making it 1-0 UK.

The Cats extended their lead in the second inning when Ryan Nicholson hit a solo home run to right field, making it 2-0 Kentucky.

In the third inning, UK loaded the bases before Nolan McCarthy was hit by a pitch, scoring Nick Lopez to give the Cats a 3-0 advantage.

Kentucky was able to add to its lead in the top of the seventh inning when Pitre went the opposite way with a two-run homer, scoring Grant Smith to give UK a 5-0 lead.

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