Kentucky outlasts Indiana in 12 innings, 6-5

May 9, 2012 

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — J.T. Riddle scored the go-ahead run when Indiana relief pitcher Brian Korte balked in the top of the 12th inning and the Wildcats held on to beat Indiana 6-5 at Sembower Field on Wednesday.

Riddle singled to start the 12th, took second on Zac Zellers' sacrifice bunt and went to third on a groundout. Then Korte was called for a balk with two outs.

In a seesaw battle, UK scored in the top of the 11th, only to have the Hoosiers tie it again.

Riddle and Cameron Flynn each had three hits for UK, ranked seventh in the country, and the Cats got a fine relief pitching performance from Indiana native A.J. Reed, who had begun the game as the designated hitter. Reed allowed only an unearned run on four hits and struck out four in five innings.

Kentucky is now 38-11 and 23-2 in non-conference games.

Indiana had won six of its last seven. The Hoosiers outhit UK 17-11, behind Justin Cureton's four and Kyle Schwarber's three.

Kentucky shortstop Matt Reida hit the game's only homer.

Trevor Gott, normally UK's closer, got the win despite allowing a run in the 11th inning. Sam Mahar pitched the 12th, striking out two, for his first save.

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