Hairston, Heady homer to highlight scrimmage

Sophomores Dorian Hairston and Connor Heady will be counted on to play bigger roles on this year's Kentucky baseball team. On Wednesday, they showed why, each hitting a home run in the Wildcats' fall scrimmage to highlight the day at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

A product of Lexington's Tates Creek High School, Hairston belted an opposite-field solo homer as part of his 3-for-4 day at the plate. He also had a double, three RBI and a stolen base.

Heaady, a former National Team U-17 member, ripped a three-run shot as part of a 3-for-5 performance. The infielder from North Oldham High School also added a bunt single and stole a base.

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Freshman first baseman Evan White, who will be counted on to help replace some of the production lost with the departure of national player of the year A.J. Reed, went 3-for-4 with a triple off the wall and three RBI.

Freshman infielder Riley Mahan and junior catcher Zach Arnold each had two-hit days.

Zack Brown, Dylan Dwyer, Taylor Martin, Blake Oyler, Austin Perry and Logan Salow each saw time on the mound for the Cats.

UK will scrimmage again on Friday at 2 p.m. ET, Saturday at 11:45 a.m. and Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at Cliff Hagan Stadium. The schedule is subject to change.

Available parking for Friday and Sunday will be in Parking Structure #7 for $2.00/hr, maximum of $16.00 per visit. On Saturday, due to the football game, Parking Structure #7 is only available to football permits. Non-permitted, free parking options are in Structure’s #2, #3 & #6. Parking Structure #2 is located next to WT Young Library and is about a five-minute walk to The Cliff.


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