Cats face Vols in rubber game of series

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Despite a career-high 14 strikeouts from starting pitcher Chris Rusin yesterday, the Cats fell to the Vols 8-2 to even the series at one game each. The loss dropped the Cats 2-1/2 games behind 8th place Vanderbilt and 3 games behind 7th place South Carolina and kept UK tied for 9th in the SEC standings. The top eight teams go to the SEC tournament.

Tennessee outfielder Kentrail Davis broke up Chris Rusin's no-hitter in the sixth inning with a two-run homer and UT plated a total of eight runs over the final four innings, to take a 8-2 series-evening win over Kentucky in the second game of the Southeastern Conference series, on a overcast Saturday afternoon at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

The Wildcats will return to action today to play the rubber game against the Volunteers with first pitch slated for 1 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast live by the Big Blue Sports Network (radio) with the Voice of the Wildcats, Neil Price, calling the action. The game can be heard in Lexington on WLAP 630-AM and in Louisville on WKJK 1080-AM. UK will start freshman right-hander Alex Meyer (1-3, 4.67 ERA). Meyer was questionable for most of the week after suffering a calf bruise in the game against Alabama last weekend when he was struck by a line drive.

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