NASHVILLE – Kole Cottam extended his career-long hitting streak to 16 games but that was about all No. 16 Kentucky could muster against Vanderbilt ace Drake Fellows, falling 8-1 in the opener of a regular season-ending series at Hawkins Field.
A pregame storm led to a wet and gray night in the Music City, which began with the Wildcats waiting out a lightning delay on the team bus. From there, they were handcuffed by Fellows’ career effort, giving up just one hit through the first six innings without walking a batter. Ultimately, the Cats tallied three hits but were done in by 16 groundballs in 7.1 innings against the sophomore right-hander.