The 9th ranked Kentucky baseball team lost a tough game to 11th-ranked Georgia last night in the opener of a three-game series in Athens. The Cats got 5 1/3 strong innings from starter Chris Rusin, who left with the Cats holding a 2-1 lead that would last until the seventh inning. In the bottom of the seventh, Georgia put two on the board and then brought in flame-throwing closer Joshua Fields to close out the last two innings. Kentucky’s biggest bat, outfielder Sawyer Carroll provided one RBI and first baseman Brian Spear provided the other in the loss that would be attributed to Aaron Lovett.
The Wildcats, despite having the best overall winning percentage in the conference, find themselves in fourth place in the SEC East, tied with South Carolina and behind Georgia, Florida and Tennessee. Junior righty Scott Green (3-1, 4.66 ERA) looks to get the Cats back on track today at Foley Field.
Here is how the two teams match up:
|UK 26-6 (7-6)||UGA (21-12) 10-3|
|On Base %||.446||.382|