Hoosiers cool off UK's hot bats

Coming off an historic run-scoring week, Kentucky ran into some strong pitching Tuesday as No. 16 Indiana cooled the potent Wildcat bats in a 7-2 win in Bloomington.

Coming off an historic run-scoring week, Kentucky ran into some strong pitching Tuesday as No. 16 Indiana cooled the potent Wildcat bats in a 7-2 win in Bloomington.

Hoosier starter Kyle Hart (2-1) allowed only two runs on five hits over eight innings, striking out eight and walking none. Indiana (8-6) put an end to 18-game hitting streaks by UK's Kyle Barrett and A.J. Reed.

No. 20 Kentucky (13-4) dropped its first game to IU in the last four meetings. It was the first matchup between the two programs as Top 25 opponents.

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The Hoosiers played two runs in the first inning and two more in the fourth off UK starter Dylan Dwyer (1-1), who was making only his fourth career start. He saw a streak of 12.1 consecutive shutout innings snapped, surrendering seven runs on five hits in 7.1 innings against IU. He struck out a career-high nine.

Dustin DeMuth and Kyle Schwarber each homered for Indiana.

The Cats got two hits from Max Kuhn, including his second home run of the season. Micheal Thomas also had two hits for UK, while Austin Cousino added an RBI double.

UK returns to action on Wednesday, playing host to Northern Kentucky at 4 p.m. ET at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

Jeff Drummond has covered University of Kentucky sports and recruiting for newspapers, magazines and online publications since 1988 and for Scout since 2012. A Richmond, Ky., native, he currently resides in Lexington.

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