BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — No. 16 Indiana mounted two-run rallies in the first and fourth innings to post a 7-2 win over No. 20 Kentucky at Bart Kaufman Field.
The Wildcats (13-4) dropped their first game with the Hoosiers (8-6) in the last four meetings.
Indiana got two-run frames in the bottom of the first and fourth innings, adding a run in the fifth inning. Indiana used homers from Dustin DeMuth and Kyle Schwarber to stretch its lead after the first-inning rally.
Kentucky starter Dylan Dwyer (1-1) suffered his first career loss in his fourth career start. The Murray native worked 71⁄3 innings, allowing five hits and seven runs, striking out a career-high nine.
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indiana 7, kentucky 2
Kentucky 000 110 000—2 6 1
Indiana 200 210 02x—7 6 1
Dwyer, Jack (8) and Thomas; Hart, DeNato (9), Effross (9). W—Hart (2-1). L—Dwyer (1-1). 2B—Cousino (K), Schwarber 2 (I). HR—Kuhn (K), Schwarber (I), DeMuth (I).
Cumbess handles Herd
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Senior Lauren Cumbess pitched seven strong innings to pick up her fifth win of the season, while the Wildcat offense provided Cumbess five runs in the opening frame and No. 9/11 Kentucky softball team took down Marshall 6-2 on Tuesday afternoon at Dot Hicks Field.
The Cats scored six runs on 11 hits. Junior catcher Griffin Joiner and senior outfielder Emily Jolly each had multiple-hit games with Joiner scoring a run and Jolly grabbing an RBI. Sophomore Nikki Sagermann went 1-for-3 with an RBI and her second double of the season, while senior Ginny Carroll had a hit and a run scored. Senior Emily Gaines had a two-RBI single, while sophomores Christian Stokes and Darington Richardson each had singles.
kentucky 6, marshall 2
Kentucky 500 000 1—6 11 0
Marshall 000 200 0—2 6 1
Cumbess and Joiner; Lindsey, Fowler (1), Dixon (1) and Winton. W—Cumbess (5-0). L—Fadnek (2-4). 2B—Cumbess (K), Sagermann (K).
Records: Kentucky 19-3, Marshall 6-15.