NCAA Baseball Lexington Super Regional: Kentucky 10, Oregon State 0

Kentucky starting pitcher Trey Pooser threw seven strong innings and Ryan Nicholson homered as second-seeded UK topped 15th-seeded Oregon State 10-0 on Saturday night at Kentucky Proud Park in the Lexington Super Regional of the NCAA Baseball Tournament.

Pooser allowed no runs and just one hit in his seven innings of work. He walked four and struck out eight in the game and pitched out of a bases loaded, one out jam in the fifth inning.

Nicholson hit his 21st home run of the season, which was one of his three hits in the game. He nearly hit another one, hitting a double off the top of the center field wall. Nicholson drove in three runs for UK.

Emilien Pitre had a double and a pair of RBIs for the Cats, who saw eight of the nine batters in the lineup score a run.

The game was tight early before Nicholson’s double gave the Cats a 1-0 lead in the second. UK added a pair of runs in the fifth inning on Pitre’s RBI double.

Kentucky blew the game open in the seventh inning, scoring seven times, including Nicholson’s two-RBI homer to right center field.

The same two teams meet on Sunday night at 9 p.m. A Kentucky win sends the Cats to the College World Series for the first time, while an Oregon State victory would force a deciding game three on Monday night.

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