Reed hit a three-run homer and also doubled in a run as the Wildcats (2-0) had a strong follow-up performance to their season-opening win over No. 1 Virginia. After collecting 11 hits on Friday, UK banged out 12 against the defending CAA champions.
Max Kuhn, Matt Reida and Connor Heady each had one hit to round out the UK offensive attack. Reida also drove in a pair of runs.
Chandler Shepherd (1-0) started on the mound for UK and allowed only two runs on four hits through 5.2 innings. The junior right-hander from Louisa, Ky., carried a one-hit shutout into the sixth inning before giving way to Logan Salow and Spencer Jack. The Wildcat relievers allowed no earned runs and combined for six strikeouts in 3.1 innings of work.
UNC-Wilmington (1-1) started Jordan Ramsey, the 2013 CAA ERA leader (2.34), but the Cats got to him for 10 runs on 10 hits though 4.2 innings.
Kentucky returns to action Sunday against VMI at 10 a.m. ET in the multi-team event at UNC-Wilmington's Brooks Field.