Trailing by three, Kentucky rallied with seven runs in the bottom of the seventh inning and went on to beat visiting Cincinnati 8-4 on a warm and pleasant Tuesday evening at Cliff Hagan Stadium.
Cincinnati took a 4-1 lead with two runs in the fourth and two in the seventh. Catcher Woody Wallace homered for the Bearcats.
Sophomore Evan White had three of UK’s five hit and drove in three runs, two with a single in the seventh. Gunnar McNeill knocked in three runs with a double and Riley Mahan knocked in a run and scored a run.
The big rally was aided by three walks and a hit batter.
UK starter Zach Logue pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on six hits, striking out three. Zach Strecker allowed no runs on two hits and two strikeouts in 1 1/3 innings for his second win of the year.
Freshman Sean Hjelle struck out the side in the ninth inning, needing just 14 pitches to finish it.
Ticket sales milestone
Reserved season tickets for the 2016 season are sold out — a first for the UK baseball program.
General admission season tickets and single-game tickets are still available.
“This is a big moment for Kentucky baseball,” Coach Gary Henderson said. “We are working constantly toward becoming a championship caliber team, and the support of the fan base is very important in that mission. ... We enjoy every opportunity we get to play in front of our fans.”
General admission season tickets, priced at $35, can be purchased at UKathletics.com/tickets. Single-game general admission tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Adults (ages 19-64) are $5, youth and seniors are $2 and kids 5 and under are free. Tickets may also be purchased at the Cliff Hagan Stadium ticket office (cash only), beginning two hours prior to first pitch.
Murray State at Kentucky
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