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Bat Cats End Skid, Beat Murray State 4-1

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Kentucky (30-23, 13-14) rode Zach Logue’s pitching, timely hitting from four different batters and inclement weather to a 4-1 win over the Murray State Racers (25-28, 13-14) in Paducah last night.

The game was scoreless for the first two innings. Then, in the top of the 3rd, Kentucky’s Evan White and Zack Reks went yard back-to-back to blow the game open.

Each team hung goose eggs for the next two innings. Logue continued to vex the Racers’ order. He retired them in order in the 4th, allowed a single hit in the 5th and retired the first two batters in the bottom of the 6th before Zach Pop came out to relieve him.

Logue finished the day with 5 ⅔ innings pitched, five hits, no walks, no runs and seven strikeouts.

Pop went out to defend a 4-0 lead thanks to a pair of RBI doubles from Gunnar McNeill and Dorian Hairston. He lasted an inning and gave up a hit, a run and struck out two.

Logan Slow came on to replace Pop and gave up two hits and a walk before the game was called in the 8th.

White and Reks each finished the game with one hit apiece, as did McNeill and Hairston. Riley Mahan and Kole Cottam were the only Bat Cats to finish the contest with two hits.

Kentucky will close out SEC play with a three game series against Missouri that begins on Thursday.