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Seven-run seventh gives Kentucky Wildcats win over Cincinnati

Kentucky rallied for seven runs in the seventh inning Tuesday to record its second straight come-from-behind victory, this time over visiting Cincinnati at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

The Wildcats (8-3) trailed by eight on Sunday before fighting back for a 9-8 win over Buffalo.

Kentucky got another three-hit game from Evan White, the reigning SEC Player of the Week. He also drove in three runs to lead the Cats. Gunnar McNeill belted a three-run double while Riley Mahan added an RBI hit to tie the game in the seventh.

UK starter Zach Logue worked 5.2 innings, allowing two runs on six hits, striking out three. Zach Strecker (2-0) worked 1.1 innings, allowing a pair of hits and striking out two for his second win of the year. Freshman Sean Hjelle struck out the side in the ninth inning, needing just 14 pitches to lock down the victory.

Cincinnati (1-11) starter David Orndorff worked three innings without allowing an earned run, walking one and striking out one. Jared Yoakem (0-1) took the loss out of the Bearcats bullpen, allowing five runs.

Kentucky will return to action on Wednesday, playing host to Murray State at 4 p.m. ET at Cliff Hagan Stadium.


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