UK Baseball

Bat Cats hold on in opener against Georgia

The Kentucky baseball team jumped on Georgia with four runs in the first inning and never looked back, beating the Dogs 7-4 at Cliff Hagan Stadium Friday night.

After Taylor Black grounded into a double play in the first, the Cats sent seven more batters to the plate. Michael Williams, Luke Maile and J.T. Riddle all hit RBI singles, with Riddle driving in two to make it 4-0. For the game, UK went 8-for-14 with two out.

The Cats added two more runs in the fourth when Chad Wright and Thomas McCarthy hit RBI singles. McCarthy led the Cats at the plate, going 3-for-4.

Junior ace Alex Meyer helped UK hold on, giving up three runs on seven hits with five strikeouts and four walks through 61⁄3 innings.

The Bulldogs, who have lost four of their last five, managed just four runs on 11 hits, leaving 10 on base.