Kentucky falls 11-10 to Georgia in wild regular-season finale

Herald-Leader Staff ReportMay 17, 2014 

  • Tuesday

    10:30 a.m. — No. 6 Vanderbilt vs. No. 11 Tennessee, followed by No. 7 Arkansas vs. No. 10 Texas A&M

    5:30 p.m. — No. 8 Alabama vs. No. 9 Kentucky, followed by No. 5 Mississippi State vs. No. 12 Georgia

    Wednesday

    (Double-elimination games)

    10:30 a.m. — No. 3 LSU vs. Game 1 winner, followed by No. 2 Mississippi vs. Game 2 winner

    5:30 p.m. — No. 1 Florida vs. Game 3 winner, followed by No. 4 South Carolina vs. Game 4 winner

    Thursday-Sunday

    Double-elimination play continues, wrapping up with title game Sunday, May 25 at 4:30 p.m.

  • SEC Baseball Tournament scheduleAt Hoover, Ala. (All times EDT)

ATHENS, Ga. — A.J. Reed hit a school record-tying 23rd homer — tops in the NCAA — and senior Matt Reida added a grand slam in the eighth inning, but Kentucky fell short in its bid to sweep Georgia in Athens for the first time in 38 years, falling 11-10 Saturday afternoon at Foley Field.

The Cats (32-22, 14-16 Southeastern Conference) trailed 11-3 entering the eighth, but they couldn't finish the sweep after scoring six runs on six hits in the eighth. UK won the first two games of the series, 13-0 and 10-0, to clinch its fourth straight series over the Bulldogs.

With the victory, Georgia (26-28-1, 11-18-1 SEC) clinched a berth in the 12-team SEC Tournament, which begins Tuesday in Hoover, Ala. The Bulldogs entered the game with a half-game lead over Auburn for the final spot.

Reed went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI, including the leadoff homer in the eighth. Reed finished the regular season with a .359 average, 14 doubles, one triple, the 23 homers and 70 RBI, leading the NCAA in slugging (.788).

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