Eastern Kentucky used a huge night by a Lexington native and made a big second inning stand up in a 6-3 win over the Kentucky Wildcats on a cold, blustery evening at Kentucky Proud Park Tuesday night.

The Colonels got a first-inning home run and two RBI doubles from Lexington Catholic product Logan Thomason and then held off the Wildcats defensively to get the victory.  The Colonels turned three double plays, including one that started in the outfield, and made several other sparkling plays defensively to pull out the win.

Adam Fogle was thrown out trying to stretch a single into a double; John Thrasher was doubled off first base after a flyball out to centerfield and then, in the eighth inning with the bases loaded, EKU 1st baseman Charles Ludwick made a sliding grab in foul ground of a foul pop by Thrasher to end the inning.

EKU closer Will Brian was on the mound at the end of the eighth and then pitched a perfect ninth to record his 11th save of the season, tops in NCAA Division 1 baseball.

“They mixed their pitches really well,” said UK coach Nick Mingione. “We told our team it was going to be tough to score with the wind blowing straight in. Give them a lot of credit. They made some really good pitches.”

Next up for the Wildcats is 10th-ranked Mississippi this coming weekend. The Rebels had been ranked number one in the country before they suffered a sweep in Knoxville at the hands of the Tennessee Volunteers, the new number one-ranked team.

Game 1 is set for 6:30 p.m.at KPP. You can listen on the UK Sports Network and watch on SEC Plus.

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