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Bob Dixon

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Middlesboro, KY 40965


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Gray Leads No. 11 UK to Victory over Texas A&M; Cats Host U of L Tuesday Night

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Jackson Gray homered, hit a bases loaded triple and reached base four times to lead No. 11 Kentucky to an 8-1 bounce back victory over Texas A&M on Sunday afternoon at Kentucky Proud Park.

No. 11 Kentucky reached 30 wins overall, are 30-9 overall and 11-7 in Southeastern Conference play. The win salvaged a weekend in which it was one out from winning the series.

Jackson Gray of Kentucky (UK Athletics Photo by Morgan Simmons)

The Wildcats scored a pair of single runs in the first and second innings before Gray blew the game open in the seventh with his base-clearing triple into the right field corner. Left-handed pitcher Evan Byers did incredible work on the mound to get out of a sticky situation and outfielder Ryan Waldschmidt made several highlight reel defensive plays in left field to dissolve potential Aggie threats.


  • UK Coach Nick Mingione is in his seventh season at the helm and now owns a 206-138 career record.

    • Mingione is 92-45 at Kentucky Proud Park.

    • UK is 49-50 in the month of April under Coach Mingione.

    • Mingione now is 5-7 vs. Texas A&M.

  • UK has scored in 337 of 344 games under Coach Mingione.

  • UK has outscored its opponents 148-45 in the 5th through 7th innings.

  • Senior outfielder Jackson Gray, a transfer from Western Kentucky University, went 3-for-3 with two runs, four RBI, with a triple, a home run and a walk.

    • It was Gray’s first home run since his grand slam at Western Kentucky on March 28.

    • He now has four triples this season, the most in a season for a UK player in the Nick Mingione era (seven seasons).

    • He reached all four times he came to the plate.

    • He has a season-high eight-game hit streak.

  • Outfielder Ryan Waldschmidt went 2-for5 with a double.

    • He made two incredible catches in left field, one that began a double play.

  • Pitcher Evan Byers earned his second win of the season.


Kentucky hosts Louisville on Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET. The radio call will be on the UK Sports Network (630 AM WLAP, locally) and it will be aired on the SEC Network.


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