Ka’ai Tom hit for the cycle Wednesday, only the second in University of Kentucky baseball history and the first since 1994, leading the Wildcats to a 9-1 win at Cincinnati.
Kentucky (13-3) extended its winning streak to 11 games.
The first UK player to hit for the cycle was All-American Jeff Abbott in a win over Western Kentucky.
Tom’s 4-for-5 day included a two-run homer. His single in the eighth completed the cycle. He scored a career-high four runs.
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UK softball team wins home opener
Junior shortstop Christian Stokes hit her fourth home run of the season, a solo shot in the fifth inning, to break a scoreless tie and lead Kentucky (15-5) to a 2-0 victory against EKU in the Cats’ home opener.
Starter Meagan Prince held EKU hitless for the first three innings before running into a no-out jam in the fourth inning, allowing a double to Paige Murphy and a single to Sarah Fobbs, but she escaped with a groundout, a fielder’s-choice throw-out at home and a strikeout.