It’s a tale as old as sports. The scrappy, defensive minded team from a small school went against a giant offensive power. After getting down early, the Bobcats were able to battle back, before finally losing to the Kentucky Wildcats, 6-4.
The road doesn’t get any easier for the Bobcats, as they play the Indiana Hoosiers this afternoon. The Hoosiers have become a bit of a baseball power of late, making the NCAA tournament 4 out of the last 5 years. The Hoosiers finished 2 games out of first place in a quality Big Ten this season, and were able to drop then number 2 Louisville in May.
The Hoosiers are led by head coach Chris Lemonis, who has made the NCAA tournament all three seasons as the Hoosiers head coach. Prior to that, he was an assistant with Louisville, helping them reach the College World Series in his final 2 years with the team.
Meanwhile, the Bobcats are a scrappy defensive team that has enough offensethat they were able to finish the season on a hot streak, winning 9 out of 10 before their loss to Kentucky.
The Bobcats are led by head coach Rob Smith, who graduated from Indiana in 1998.
The million dollar question is how much does each team have left. After going down 6-0, the Bobcats rallied late, falling with the tying run at the plate. Their pitching staff took a beating against a great Kentucky offense, where their Mendoza line seemed to be .300.
Luckily for the Bobcats, however, was that their game ended in the afternoon. The Hoosiers battled North Carolina State late into the evening, finally falling 7-6 in the 12th inning.
When: June 6th at 12 noon.
Where: Lexington, Kentucky
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