Cats blank Dawgs again, take aim at sweep

Kentucky did something Friday it had not accomplished in 38 years.

Kyle Cody and Andrew Nelson combined to throw a six-hit shutout in a 10-0 win over Georgia as the Wildcats blanked an SEC opponent in back to back games for the first time since doing it against Vanderbilt in 1976.

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Kentucky (32-21, 14-15 SEC) clinched the series after taking Thursday's opener 13-0 in Athens, Ga.

"It's a big win," UK head coach Gary Henderson said. "We talked about two weeks ago that our goal was to finish the season with two straight series wins. (UK topped Auburn two games to one last weekend in Lexington.)

"We had a stretch there that was hard for us, so two weekends in a row to win a series, I am really proud of the kids. They played well again. We got some timely hitting and the pitching part of it from Kyle (Cody) and Andrew (Nelson) was outstanding."

Making his first start since March 1, Cody worked 4.1 innings, allowing just two singles and two walks. With two runners on and one out in the fifth inning, UK turned to Andrew Nelson (2-5) out of the bullpen, who escaped the jam and pitched the final 4.2 innings while surrendering only four singles and a walk.

The Cats also got home runs from A.J. Reed and Max Kuhn to highlight the offensive attack. Reed pushed his NCAA-leading total of 22. He pushed his league lead in RBI to 68 with a two-run blast and a sacrifice fly.

Kuhn's home run was his seventh of the year, part of a 3-for-4 night that also included a double and two RBI. The junior third baseman is hitting .571 with five extra-base hits and nine RBI during the week. Ka'ai Tom also had another multi-hit game for the Cats, going 3-for-5 with an RBI.

Starter David Sosebee (1-4) took the loss for the Bulldogs, allowing three earned runs on three hits and four walks over four innings of work.

The series concludes Saturday at 1 p.m. ET. Georgia (25-28-1,10-18-1 SEC) is battling Auburn for the final spot in the SEC Tournament.

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