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Cincinnati Bearcats halt Kentucky Wildcats' win streak at six games

UK held to four hits in extra-inning loss.

Kentucky saw its six-game winning streak end Wednesday night at Cincinnati as the Bearcats held the Wildcats to only four hits in a 2-1, 10-inning victory at Marge Schott Stadium.

The Bearcats (5-6) capitalized on a pair of unearned runs, including the game-winner on a walk-off throwing error.

Defensive lapses negated another great pitching performance by the Wildcats. Freshman left-hander Zack Thompson allowed no earned runs and struck out eight over six innings on the mound. The UK staff, which fanned 13 UC batters, has now allowed only six earned runs over its last 64 innings pitched.

Kentucky (8-6) dropped to 2-5 in one-run games.

Luke Heyer had a pair of doubles to lead UK at the plate. Luke Becker also doubled, while Evan White drove in the Cats' lone run with a sacrifice fly.

Sophomore right-hander A.J. Kullman (3-1) picked up the win out of the Bearcats' bullpen after a strong starting effort by junior left-hander A.J. Olasz, who held UK to no runs on two hits and a walk over 6.2 innings of work.

Logan Salow (0-2) took the hard-luck loss for the Cats, allowing an unearned run over the final 2.2 innings despite not allowing a hit and striking out four. He was, however, hurt by a pair of walks.

Kentucky returns to action on Thursday at home against Miami (Ohio). First pitch is slated for 6 p.m. ET.


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