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Bat Cats take on Georgia for SEC supremacy

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
Team Avg. .347 .290
On Base % .446 .382
Slugging % .571 .466
Home Runs 48 45
RBIs 270 206
Runs 300 225
Stolen Bases 45-62 33-46
ERA 3.14 3.64
Opp. Batting .254 .243
BB Allowed 157 116
H Allowed 275 268
K 267 265
Fielding % .979 .972

Article written by Thomas Beisner