Weather Pushes Final Innings Of Tennessee’s Game Two Matchup At Kentucky To Saturday

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LEXINGTON, Ky — Tennessee’s game two matchup with Kentucky went into a weather delay with one-out in the top of the eighth inning and is suspended until Saturday.

The Vols and Wildcats will resume game two at 2 p.m. ET and will start the series finale 40 minutes after the conclusion of game two.

The series finale will be just seven innings.

Weather played a major role throughout Friday night’s game, delaying the first pitch by 105 minutes. Lightning delayed the start and the rain came later increasing steadily from the fifth inning on.

After a pair of Kentucky batters threw bats while swinging in the bottom of the seventh inning and the rain increased to a downpour in the top half of the eighth, the umpires finally sent the game into a delay.

Kentucky leads game two, 4-2, with one-out in the top of the eighth inning. Drew Gilbert is at the plate in a 2-2 count.

Tennessee starter Blade Tidwell’s outing was a short one after the Wildcats jumped on him for three runs in the first three innings.

The Vols cut into Kentucky’s lead with a two-run fourth inning thanks to RBI bases hits from Trey Lipscomb and Jorel Ortega. However, Wildcat reliever Zack Lee stranded runners on the corners with one-out to keep the lead intact.

Kentucky capitalized on a Ortega error in the seventh inning, with Oraj Anu doubling deep to centerfield to give the Wildcats the 4-2 lead they take to Saturday.

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