MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Senior southpaw Jerad Grundy dominated in seven innings and faced just three hitters over the minimum, leading Kentucky to a 6-1 win over Elon during the second day of the Carravelle Resort Invitational on Friday.
Grundy (2-0) allowed just three hits and two walks, surrendering a run and striking out three. Over his first two starts of 2013, Grundy has worked 13 innings, including his first 121⁄3 innings without allowing an earned run, posting a 0.69 ERA.
"After a loss, the next day you come out and you really want to play on edge, especially after losing a tough one like we did yesterday," Grundy said.
Kentucky (4-1) had a five-run fourth inning, later adding a run in the seventh. All-America center fielder Austin Cousino hit a pair of doubles and stole his fifth base of the year, with Zac Zellers, A.J. Reed, Max Kuhn, J.T. Riddle and Paul McConkey each adding hits.
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Kuhn hit his second double of the year, with Riddle extending his hitting streak to a club-best eight games and adding a steal.
Left fielder Lucas Witt drew a walk and hit a sacrifice fly, with catcher Micheal Thomas also adding a sacrifice fly.
Grundy was replaced at the start of the eighth by freshman southpaw Ryne Combs, who worked two innings to finish the game while not allowing a base runner.
Kentucky vs. Coastal Carolina
When: 3 p.m.
Where: Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Radio: WWTF-AM 1580