LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – It seemed unlikely after UK fell to NC State in the first meeting of what would be three between the two teams in the Lexington regional. Kentucky would have to battle back out of the losers bracket in order to make history and that’s what happened in the winner-take-all final. The Bat Cats are headed to the program’s first super regional behind a 10-5 win over the Wolfpack.
First-year head coach Nick Mingione led his team to an unprecedented victory Monday night into Tuesday morning in front of a packed house at Cliff Hagan Stadium. 5,005 on hand, good for an all-time record at CHS, to watch UK beat NC State in game that took nearly 4 hours and ended after 1 a.m.
Up next for UK, a trip to Louisville to take on the rival Cardinals with a trip to Omaha on the line.
More to come on ABC 36 News Tuesday evening.