UK Baseball

Cats post season-high 22 runs

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Kentucky exploded for a season-high 22 runs on 22 hits in a 22-17 win over Mississippi State to clinch the Southeastern Conference series Sunday at Dudy Noble Field.

UK freshmen Andy Burns and Chad Wright combined to score 11 runs at the top of the order and Chris Bisson added a career-high six RBI.

Hitting in the first two spots in the order, both UK freshmen reached base in all seven plate appearances. Wright was 4-for-5 with an RBI and two doubles, drawing two walks and scoring five times. Burns batted 3-for-4 with three walks, a double and two RBI. He scored six runs.

Bisson had a 3-for-5 game and hit his second homer of the year. Bisson, who entered the game ranked second in the SEC in batting average, finished the contest hitting .401 with a team-best 41 RBI. The six-RBI game was a first for a Kentucky player this season.

UK got its first series win in Starkville since the 1998 season.