Micheal Thomas led off the seventh inning with a home run to tie the game and A.J. Reed singled with two outs to drive in the go-ahead run and lift Kentucky to a 5-3 comeback win over No. 15 Indiana in college baseball action Tuesday night at Cliff Hagan Stadium.
UK got an insurance run in the eighth when Austin Cousino singled, stole second and scored on a single by Matt Reida.
UK starter Jerad Grundy pitched well, allowing four singles and one run in six innings, but reliever Chandler Shepherd got the win, his fifth. He threw 11⁄3 innings without allowing a base runner.
Trevor Gott pitched the ninth inning, retiring the side on just nine pitches for a season team record 12th save. He has a school record 23 saves in his career and has paced the UK bullpen to 86 consecutive wins when leading after eight innings, dating to 2011.
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The Cats got 10 hits, led by three Indiana natives. Reida — from Russiaville, Ind. — went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a steal.
Reed, from Terre Haute, had two hits, including his 13th homer of the year.
Max Kuhn, from Zionsville, Ind., had two hits, and freshman outfielder Kyle Barrett's single extended his hitting streak to a club-high 15 games.
The win gave UK its seventh triumph over top-25 teams.
Indiana (38-12) starter Will Coursen-Carr pitched six innings, allowing five hits and two runs, walking one and striking out three.
Kentucky at Missouri
When: 7 p.m. Thursday
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Coursen-Carr, Harrison (7), Korte (7), Effross (8) and Clark; Grundy, Wijas (7), Dwyer (7), Shepherd (7), Gott (9) and Thomas. W—Shepherd (5-0). L—Harrison (4-2). S—Gott (12). HR—I: DeMuth (5). UK: Reed (13), Thomas (3).
Records: Kentucky 29-22, Indiana 38-12.