Dwyer, Reed power UK over Aggies

Sophomore left-hander Dylan Dwyer picked up his fifth win of the season and junior designated hitter A.J. Reed bashed his 15th home run of the season as Kentucky rolled to a series-clinching 11-4 win over Texas A&M on Saturday in College Station.

Sophomore left-hander Dylan Dwyer picked up his fifth win of the season and junior designated hitter A.J. Reed bashed his 15th home run of the season as Kentucky rolled to a series-clinching 11-4 win over Texas A&M on Saturday in College Station.

The No. 19 Wildcats exploded for eight runs in their final three at-bats to break open what had been a closely-contested game. A.J. Reed led a 17-hit attack with a 4-for-6, four-RBI day at the plate. He raised his season batting average to .375 and currently leads the NCAA in home runs while ranking second in RBI.

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Dwyer (5-1) allowed just one earned run over 6.2 innings, scattering five hits and walking two while striking out four.

Kentucky (26-13, 9-8 SEC) got eight hits out of the 3 and 4 holes in its lineup as junior third baseman Max Kuhn joined Reed with four hits and belted a two-run homer of his own.

Micheal Thomas and Ka'ai Tom each had two hits for the Cats, while Austin Cousino, Marcus Carson, Thomas Bernal, Storm Wilson and JaVon Shelby each added one.

Daniel Mengden (2-6) started and took the loss for Texas A&M (23-17, 7-10 SEC), allowing three earned runs on nine hits and a walk over six innings.

Blake Allemand went 3-for-4 with an RBI to lead the Aggies at the plate.

The Cats will be seeking a sweep on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.


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