Kentucky baseball completes first road sweep since 2008

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Kentucky completed its first sweep of a ranked Southeastern Conference foe in five years with an 11-7 victory over No. 22 Texas A&M in front of 4,472 fans at a sun-splashed Blue Bell Park on Sunday. It is the Wildcats’ first sweep of a true road series since knocking off Tennessee in 2008.

The Cats (15-6, 3-0 SEC) now have won 13 of their past 14 games and 15 of 17 overall. They trailed after just four of 27 innings on the weekend, setting the tone with Friday night’s complete game shutout by Sean Hjelle, continuing into Saturday’s come-from-behind victory and through Sunday’s sweep-clincher.

Texas A&M came into the series owners of an 80-15 record at Blue Bell Park since the beginning of the 2015 season but the Cats continued to put the pressure on the Aggies throughout, piling up 17 hits on the game and 35 for the weekend. Tristan Pompey hit a tape-measure home run onto the patio of a building beyond the left field wall and Connor Heady homered as part of a career-high four-RBI day to lead the Cats’ attack.

The victory also gave the Cats their first road series victory over a ranked SEC foe since April 2015 at No. 5 Florida. They’ll play at Western Kentucky on Tuesday night before hosting Ole Miss in a three-game set at Cliff Hagan Stadium, where the Cats are an undefeated 10-0 this season.

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