Complete Game Shutout by Corrado

May 5 2002 FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. : The University of Kentucky baseball team defeated Arkansas, 1-0, at UA's Baum Stadium Sunday afternoon before a crowd of 1622. Rob Corrado had his first career complete game shutout The Wildcats claim their first Southeastern Conference series of the season and won back-to-back league games for the first time since sweeping Vanderbilt in Nashville to end the 2000 regular season.

Coach Keith Madison said. "This is one of the few weekends of the year that we've had a predominately healthy ball club. We got two outstanding pitching performances from Joseph Blanton and Rob Corrado and it feels good to see these guys come together like they have this weekend."

Rob Corrado (UK) (1-2) and Gary Hogan Jr. (UA) (3-6) had four innings of scoreless baseball until Spencer Preston ripped his first career triple into right field just out of the reach of a diving Ryan Fox in the fifth inning. With a Russ Rutherford walk, the Cats had runners on first and third with one down but squandered their scoring opportunity when Rutherford was caught stealing and Brad Pickrell flew out to center to end the inning.

Kentucky finally went on top to stay in the seventh when Mike Ferris singled to left-center and advanced second on his first stolen base of the season. Russ Ruthford's two-out double to center that brought Ferris home. The two wins over the Razorbacks this weekend represent the first series won for UK since it defeated Vanderbilt, two games to one, last April in Lexington. Scott Wade pitched the last shutout in conference play for the Wildcats on March 9, 2001 in a 6-0 win at Ole Miss. For the day, Corrado pitched nine complete, giving up two hits with three walks and nine strikeouts on 122 pitches.

Next up for UK, Morehead State on Tuesday, May 7 in a 6 p.m. ET game at Cliff Hagan Stadium. UK resumes SEC play next weekend at Vanderbilt.
UK	000   000   100  -  1  6  0
UA	000   000   000  -  0  2  0
Win: Corrado (1-2)
Loss: Hogan, Jr. (3-6)
Save: None
Time: 2:17
Attendance: 1,622

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