The University of Kentucky baseball team opened the 2013 season earlier today. The team traveled to Spartanburg, South Carolina to face off against UNC Asheville.
Sophomore A.J. Reed led the Cats to a dominant 9-2 victory over UNC Asheville to start the season off right. Reed, a top NCAA prospect, pitched a solid five innings and went a career-best 4-for-5 rom the plate. He had three RBI and acquired his first career triple. Reed allowed six hits and two runs, while striking out four batters and not issuing a walk. Junior second baseman J.T. Riddle was also a key component to UK’s impressive win. In his first career start as the cleanup hitter he equaled a career-high going 3-for-4 and had his first career multiple-double game. Kentucky also received multiple-hit games from Austin Cousino, Zac Zellers, and Lucas Witt.
The Wildcats will stay in Spartanburg, South Carolina to play their next game tomorrow, February 16, 2013, against USC Upstate. First pitch will be at 4 p.m. Eastern Time.