Freshman JaVon Shelby smashed his first career home run and sophomore Dylan Dwyer worked a complete-game shutout in his third career start, leading No. 22 Kentucky to a 7-0 win over Cincinnati in the opener of a doubleheader on Wednesday at Cliff Hagan Stadium.
Kentucky (10-2) posted the midweek win in the opener of a double-header, getting a run in the second, before plating two runs each in the third, fourth and seventh innings.
Dwyer worked the first complete-game shutout in a midweek game in the modern-era of the Kentucky program (2003-present). Dwyer's complete-game shutout was the first for UK since Alex Meyer tossed one versus No. 1 Vanderbilt in 2011. It was the first complete-game for a UK pitcher in a midweek game since Greg Dombrowski worked a complete-game and allowed one run in a 2005 win over Murray State.
■ Kentucky senior shortstop Matt Reida had his streak of 129 consecutive games snapped after suffering a minor injury during pregame infield/outfield. It marked the end of the 12th longest starting streak in college baseball and was the first time UK had started someone other than Reida at shortstop since 2011.
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Kentucky 11, Cincinnati 4: Austin Cousino connected for three hits and A.J. Reed drove in three runs to give the Wildcats a midweek sweep of the visiting Bearcats.
Cousino went 3-for-5, including his second triple on the year, and scored two runs.
Reed extended his NCAA-leading RBI total to 24 through 13 games.