Perhaps saving the season, the Kentucky baseball team got a dramatic come-from-behind win Friday night at Cliff Hagan Stadium on a walk-off home run from junior Lance Ray. The junior-college transfer's three-run home run with one out and two runners on in the bottom of the ninth gave UK a much-needed 11-9 series-opening win.
It was Ray's second three-run home run of the game and quite possibly the biggest round tripper of the season.
After suffering five walk-off losses this season, Kentucky had to have one of its own to remain alive in its postseason push. Two games out of first place for the eighth and final spot in the Southeastern Conference Tournament with two weekends to go, a loss Friday night might have buried the Cats for good.
Instead, with an unbelievable, emotional win, UK remains firmly in the race with five league games left.
A full release detailing all the action will be on the home page shortly. Check below for full video interviews with Friday night's stars:
Junior outfielder Lance Ray
Head coach Gary Henderson
Freshman pitcher Walter Wijas