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Zack Brown turns in dominant start as Kentucky Wildcats top Buffalo in series opener

Zack Brown delivered a dominant starting performance Friday as Kentucky took the opening game of a weekend series against Buffalo at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

Brown (1-2) worked seven shutout innings as the Wildcats improved to 5-3 on the season. The junior right-hander overcame four walks by allowing only three hits and striking out six.

Evan White belted his first home run of the season to highlight the UK offensive attack. The sophomore first baseman went 3-for-4 on the day and stole a base. Sophomore second baseman Luke Becker set a new career high with three hits, including a double. Riley Mahan added two hits for the Cats. 

Buffalo (3-4) starter Alec Tuohy (1-2) – a former high school teammate of UK’s White – worked 6.2 innings, allowing nine hits and five runs – four earned – walking three and striking out three.

The series will resume on Saturday at 2 p.m. ET at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

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