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Kentucky Wildcats open SEC play with three-game road sweep of No. 22 Texas A&M

Road sweep was UK's first since 2008.

Kentucky's 0-4 start to the Nick Mingione era is now a distant memory.

The Wildcats won for the 13th time in their last 14 games on Sunday, beating No. 22 Texas A&M 11-7 in College Station to cap a three-game sweep of the Aggies to begin SEC play.

It marked UK's first road sweep since taking three games at Tennessee in 2008. Texas A&M had been 80-15 at home since 2015.

Kentucky (15-6, 3-0 SEC) led for all but four innings during the weekend. The Cats capped it off with a 17-hit performance on Sunday. Kole Cottam, Riley Mahan and Troy Squires each collected three hits for UK. Marcus Carson, Tristan Pompey and Connor Heady each added two. Pompey and Heady each homered with the latter driving in a career-high four runs.

Justin Lewis (3-1) started for the Cats and worked 6.1 innings, allowing three earned runs on five hits and three walks.The sophomore right-hander struck out four.

UK improved to 6-3 against ranked opponents on the season.

The Cats return to action Tuesday at Western Kentucky before playing host to Ole Miss for a three-game set next weekend at Cliff Hagan Stadium.


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