UK Baseball

Bat Cats lose 7-6, miss out on sweep of Georgia

Georgia scored four runs in the second inning to jump out to an early lead and held off a late charge from Kentucky for a 7-6 win Sunday afternoon at Cliff Hagan Stadium. The win kept the Wildcats from their first sweep of Georgia since the 1993 season.

Throughout the weekend, the Wildcats (24-28, 7-20 Southeastern Conference) were led by third baseman Thomas McCarthy.

The Corvallis, Ore., native had 10 hits in 14 at bats in the series, including two doubles, two homers and eight RBI.

McCarthy extended his hitting streak to seven games with his 3-for-5, three-RBI game on Sunday, the fifth consecutive three-plus-hit game for the junior.

Senior shortstop Taylor Black went 3-for-5 with an RBI and his 15th double of the year. Chad Wright and Luke Maile added two hits.

UK starter Jordan Cooper (3-2) pitched 42⁄3 innings, allowing nine hits and five runs, walking one and striking out one.

Georgia (26-26, 15-12 SEC) starter Blake Dietrich (2-3) went five innings, allowing eight hits and two runs, walking one and striking out four. Closer Tyler Maloof, got his NCAA-leading 16th save of the year with a perfect ninth inning.