UK Baseball

Glad pops Raiders with two more HRs

After belting three homers Saturday against South Carolina, Kentucky junior first baseman Gunner Glad ripped two home runs and added four RBI in the Wildcats' 6-3 win over Wright State Wednesday at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

Making his ninth start of the season after missing 12 games with an injury, Glad has had an electrifying impact on the Wildcats lineup.

He has now belted a team-high six home runs in 31 at-bats, hitting .419 (13-for-31) with 15 RBI.

UK (18-9) got great pitching performances from junior starter Clint Tilford, senior Jonathan Huff and sophomore Logan Darnell. It was only the second time all season that the Wildcats' pitching staff did not record a walk in the game. Tilford threw four innings, giving up three hits and one earned run and striking out three batters. Huff also went four innings and allowed three hits and one earned run while striking out three. Darnell sealed the win for the Wildcats in the ninth, giving up one run on two hits while striking out two.

The Cats will return to Southeastern Conference competition this weekend when they travel to play Mississippi in Oxford for a three-game series.

UK has a 4-5 conference record after three weeks of SEC play. The Cats are three games behind East-leading Georgia.

The Rebels (18-8, 5-4) are three games behind Arkansas in the SEC West.