UK Baseball makes history in sweeping Volunteers

04/20/2015 05:03 PM

LEXINGTON — Junior Ka’ia Tom and sophomore JaVon Shelby combined for back-to-back home runs in the fifth inning to power the Kentucky baseball team to a 5-3 victory over the Tennessee Volunteers on Sunday at Cliff Hagan Stadium, making a little history in the process.

After taking the first two decisions of the three-game conference tilt, freshman pitcher Zach Logue worked 2.2 shutout innings in relief to seal another UK victory in the finale, and the Cats swept the Vols 3-0 at home for the first time in program history.

The left-hander received the SEC’s Freshman of the Week honor for his weekend performance.

The series shutout also marked Kentucky’s (22-16, 8-9 Southeastern Conference) first sweep in conference play since a 2012 blanking of Alabama.

UK has now claimed three series wins in SEC play, beating Tennessee, No. 20 Mississippi State, and No. 1 LSU — in Baton Rouge, no less.

Head Coach Gary Henderson and the Wildcat players talked about the importance of the accomplishment after the finale.

Kentucky will try and keep up the home cookin’ when Xavier visits Lexington on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.


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