Cohen's Cats take two of three from #7 Auburn

The Cats came one run short of completing the sweep of Auburn this past weekend in the Plains.

It certainly didn't take away from what a tremendous accomplishment Cohen's Cats experienced from taking the series from the seventh ranked team nationally this weekend.

On Friday, the Cats shut out Auburn for an 8-0 win behind sophomore Kalen Gibson's (2-0) one hitter. It was the first time in 190 games and dating back to 1998 that Auburn was shut out. Caleb Stewart led the UK offense by going 4-for-5 and scoring three key runs. John Shelby was 3-for-5 and drove in two runs for the Cats.

On Saturday, Seth Stanley (5-0) pitched five innings and limited the Tigers to one unearned run on four hits to record his fifth win on the season. Matt Scott came on in relief to work the final four innings, giving Auburn two runs, one earned, on six hits to earn his second save of the year. Justin Scutchfield, Mike Breyman and Spencer Graeter all had two hits and drove in a run a piece for the Cats on Saturday. Scutchfield also scored twice.

On Sunday, Caleb Stewart not only extended his hitting streak to 18 games, but tied the game at 2 in the seventh with a monstrous home run over center field. The Cats also got a home run from Freshmen John Shelby earlier in the game. The story of the day, however, was Jeff Archer, whom pitched terrific in relief for the Cats. Archer gave up just two hits in two innings of relief and gave Kentucky a chance at the end to make a play.

Unfortunately, Auburn's J.T. Williamson singled to right field with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th for the Tigers lone win of the weekend, 3-2.

"This is a tough game to lose, but that's part of baseball," UK head coach John Cohen said. "We know we're going to hit some bumps in the road, but we want to hit those bumps at 100 miles per hour and keep going. We'll come back and be ready to play on Wednesday."

"This is a long journey and we're just getting started"

It's been quite a start for his 14-6 Wildcats.


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