The University of Kentucky committed six errors in its Monday afternoon game, and Murray State University capitalized on the miscues to post a 7-5 victory over UK. Murray State senior first baseman Wes Cunningham launched a three-run home run in the third inning to give the Breds a 4-1 lead. Murray added three more runs in the fourth inning, and UK tried to mount a late inning rally but couldn’t finish the job despite solo home runs from sophomore left fielder Chad Wright and senior infielder Gunner Glad.
Senior right-handed pitcher Dan Huff earned the victory for Murray State after allowing four runs, three of which were earned, on 10 hits in eight innings. Murray State ace and former UK pitcher Chris Craycraft finished the ninth inning for his first career save. UK freshman right-handed pitcher Sam Kidd took the loss after allowing seven runs, five of which were earned, in three and one-third innings.
UK All-American second baseman Chris Bisson returned from injury with a pinch hit appearance in the ninth inning. While UK committed six errors in the game, Murray State had only one and featured several “Web Gem” caliber defensive plays including a couple from freshman shortstop Brandon Elliott. (Box Score)
BluGrass Baseball POG: Wes Cunningham — The Murray St. senior first baseman was 3-5 with a home run, four RBI and one run scored in the game. His third inning blast gave the Breds a lead they would never relent. On the season Cunningham is batting .420 with six home runs, 21 RBI and 16 runs scored.