Reed’s homer, Vick’s three-hit day not enough as UK falls 6-4 at Auburn

AUBURN, Ala. – Katie Reed gave Kentucky a 2-1 lead in the top of the third inning on her third home run of the season and Bailey Vick went 3-for-4 on the day with three singles and a base hit, but the No. 11 Auburn Tigers got six runs to sweep Kentucky, 6-4.

With the loss, Kentucky drops its third in a row and falls to 19-9 overall on the season and 2-6 in the Southeastern Conference. Auburn moves to 31-9 this season and is 5-4 in SEC play.

Kentucky will close out its four-game road trip on Wednesday afternoon at No. 18 Ohio State in Columbus. First pitch at Buckeye Field in the capital of Ohio is 6 p.m. ET. The game will be shown on Buckeye Vision through Ohio State’s website ($).

Key Stat

Three. Bailey Vick went 3-for-4 on Sunday with three base hits in the game. It is the fourth time Vick has had three or four hits in a game this season, and the second time in her career it has come against an SEC opponent.

Key Play

The key play in the game came in the top of the third inning as Katie Reed hit her third home run of the season over the wall in left field to give UK a 2-1 lead. It was the first time all series that UK had a lead.

Key Player

Bailey Vick was the key player in the game going 3-for-4.

Run Recap

Auburn took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first on a Casey McCrackin home run to center. AU 1, UK 0

After a two-out walk to Erin Rethlake, Katie Reed hit a home run to left field to give UK a 2-1 lead. UK 2, AU 1

Auburn took the lead right back in the bottom of the third thanks to a Kentucky error and a few base hits strung together. AU 4, UK 2

Jenny Schaper led off the fourth with a single, and came around to score on a Brooklin Hinz RBI groundout. AU 4, UK 3

In the bottom of the fourth, Auburn got the run right back after a lead-off hit batsman scored scored on a Morgan Podany RBI single. AU 5, UK 3

Kentucky put runners on the corners with one out in the top of the sixth, and came away with a run on an Alex Martens sacrifice fly to left. AU 5, UK 4

In the bottom of the sixth, Nicole Rivera hit a lead-off solo home run to double the Auburn lead. AU 6, UK 4

UK put two on in the top of the seventh, but a grounder back to the circle ended the game. FINAL – #11 Auburn 6, #18 Kentucky 4

 

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