LEXINGTON, Ky. - Sophomore right-hander Kyle Cody struck out four in two perfect innings in his fall debut and sophomore catcher Greg Fettes launched a monster home run in the fifth inning to highlight the second Kentucky scrimmage of the fall practice season, on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon at Cliff Hagan Stadium.
At the plate, Fettes was the highlight, with his first homer of the fall. Blue also got hits from A.J. Reed, who added a walk, with infielders Tyler Tipton and Tyler Marshall each singling. Freshman outfielder Marcus Carson, a native of London, Ky., doubled and stole third base.
Cody made the start for Blue and dominated through two perfect innings, needing just 24 pitches, with 19 going for strikes. A 6-foot-7, 230-pound native of Chippewa Falls, Wis., Cody struck out four without a base runner. Junior right-hander Spencer Jack, a native of Los Angeles, Calif., took over and needed nine pitches for a perfect third inning, striking out two. Junior sidearm lefty Trey Bailey worked a scoreless inning, allowing just one runner on a hit by pitch.
Sophomore right-hander Zach Strecker made the start for the Black team, working two innings with two hits allowed, striking out one. Freshman right-hander Austin Perry worked the bottom of the third, escaping a bases-loaded jam after a pair of singles and a walk. Freshman right-hander Zack Brown worked two innings, allowing a hit and a run.
Blue got on the board in the bottom of the fifth inning when Fettes launched the sixth pitch of an at bat against Brown well over the left-centerfield fence.
The Blue team added a run in the bottom of the sixth inning, as Carson smacked a line drive up the middle, stretching it to a double. After stealing third base, Carson scored on a throwing error on a ball hit into the hole on the left side of the infield.
Kentucky will return to scrimmage action on Tuesday, with an approximate first pitch time slated for 2:15 p.m. ET at Cliff Hagan Stadium.