[Moderated by Matt Jones]
Through the first 5 innings in the second game of today’s double-header, UK held a tight 2-1 lead in their attempt to sweep the Crimson Tide. The Cats added 2 runs in the 6th, 3 in the 7th, and 1 in the 8th to take an 8-1 lead to cruise to the victory and series sweep of Alabama. In their last 3 trips to the plate, UK smacked 3 home runs off the bats’ of senior Thomas McCarthy, UK football player Brian Adams, and freshman star Austin Cousino.
UK starting pitcher Corey Littrel picked up the win and is now a perfect 8-0 on the season. It was a breakout game for Adams, the 2-sport star, who had struggled getting his swing back following last football season. Adams is believed to have potential for a professional future in baseball, but has only made it into UK’s starting lineup 4 times this season. Two of Adams’ four starts on the season were this afternoon. All he did was record 4 hits, a double, a HR, and 3 RBI. He said after the game that his swing has never felt better and he declined to comment on his future with the football team.
After the Cats sweep of the Crimson Tide and South Carolina’s loss to Georgia, the Cats hold a half-game lead over South Carolina for first place in the SEC East. At worst, UK will be tied with the Gamecocks for first in the East after tomorrow’s USC-UGA game. With a USC loss tomorrow, UK will hold a 1-game lead heading into the final week of the season.
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