Ryan Ritter’s Second Home Run of Week Not Enough for Cats

Ryan Ritter’s Second Home Run of Week Not Enough for Cats

by UK Athletics Communications and PR

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Braydon Webb hit a two-run home run – his second of the weekend – as No. 3 Arkansas withstood a flurry of hard-hit baseballs to defeats Kentucky 3-1 and complete a sweep at Baum-Walker Stadium on Southeastern Conference opening weekend.
Junior shortstop Ryan Ritter hit his fourth home run of the season but several other balls drilled by the Cats (14-7, 0-3) found Razorback leather and short-circuited rallies. Arkansas now has won 11 straight SEC series.
The Cats again did not play clean baseball, getting charged with three errors, but mostly were hurt by Webb’s two-run blast in the second inning and now must try to recover from an early hole in league play.

  • The UK pitchers have struck out 229 in 21 games.
  • Junior IF Chase Estep has a 21-game reached base safely streak.
  • Senior IF Ryan Ritter went 2-for-5 with a solo home run.

    • He homered for the third time this week.
    • He has four homers this season.
    • He has 10 multi-hit games this season.
  • Senior IF Daniel Harris IV has a 19-game reached base safely streak.

Kentucky hosts Morehead State on Tuesday evening. First pitch on is at 6:30 p.m. ET on the SECN+. The radio call will be on the UK Sports Network (98.5 FM).

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