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Bats stay hot as Kentucky Wildcats crush Old Dominion 19-2

Cats post highest run total in three years.

A day after exploding for 16 runs in a win over St. Joseph's, Kentucky followed that performance with a 19-2 rout of Old Dominion on Saturday in Norfolk, Va.

The Wildcats (2-4) posted their highest single-game scoring output since the 2015 season as they rapped out 20 hits and drew nine walks.

Outfielders Marcus Carson and Tristan Pompey led the onslaught, going 3-for-4 with seven runs scored between them. Riley Mahan, Kole Cottam, Luke Heyer, Luke Becker, Gunnar McNeill and Tyler Marshall also had multi-hit games for UK.Troy Squires drove in a career-high four runs for the Cats.

Zach Reks and Heyer each homered for UK, their first long balls of the season, while Troy Squires drove in a career-high four runs.

The offensive outburst supported a strong pitching performance by Zach Logue (1-1), who tossed six innings of one-run baseball, allowing only four hits and a walk while striking out four. It was another good day for the UK bullpen as well as junior lefty Brad Schaenzer had his fourth scoreless outing of the season, and sophomore southpaw Jake Hamilton made his UK debut with a perfect ninth that included striking out the first two batters he faced.

Old Dominion (4-1) usd seven pitchers on the day. Starter Morgan Maguire (1-1) took the loss, allowing seven earned runs on nine hits and two walks over 2.1 innings pitched.

ON DECK:

UK will face Delaware in the Sunday finale of the three-game round-robin tournament. First pitch is scheduled for noon ET and fans can listen on the UK Sports Network via UKathletics.com and iHeart Radio or 98.5 FM in the Lexington area. The game will also be aired on CUSA.tv ($) online.


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