On March 2, the University of Cincinnati Clermont swept a doubleheader from KCU in Grayson and looked to make it three in a row.
If the first three innings were any indication of the ultimate outcome, it would have been a for-gone conclusion but that was not the case as the Knights battled back from an 11-run deficit to tie the game at 13-13.
It would remain that way until the top of the 13th inning when UCC pushed across a single run to take the lead. In KCU’s half of the inning, the Knights would load the bases with one out only to have the next two batters strike out … the last out being on a very questionable called third strike. UC Clermont had secured the 14-13 win.
Kentucky Christian scored 13 runs on 12 hits and left 18 runners on base. Offensively, KCU had four players score two or more runs (Alex Jacobs, Jantzen Smith, and Chrystian Westfall) with Anton Wheeler leading the way by crossing the plate three times. Cody Thompson was 3-6 (double) with two RBIs. Three other Knights had doubles in the game: Hunter Coleman (2), Brandon Hackworth and Kirk Jennings also contributed to the five extra-base hits collect by the squad.
Five Knights worked off the mound in the game as Cole Cordle was tagged with the loss in the 13th inning.
KCU is off until Tuesday as they traveled to Asbury University for a single game with the Eagles.