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Georgia baseball tops Kentucky with pair of 7-4 victories

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Georgia used sixth-inning home runs from Rich Poythress and Miles Starr and seventh-inning RBIs from Joey Lewis and Lyle Allen to pull away for a Game 2 victory against Kentucky and secure a pair of 7-4 wins.

Georgia’s Alex McRee (5 1-3 innings, four hits, two earned runs) was the winner and Michael Palazzone got the save.

In Game 1, which was postponed from Friday, Georgia scored three runs in the fifth to break a 3-3 tie and went on to a 7-4 victory in a game postponed from Friday.

Lyle Allen had two hits and three RBIs to pace the Bulldogs (27-6, 9-4) while Matt Cerione and Colby May each added two hits. May extended his hitting streak to 11 games.

Trevor Holder (6-2) allowed four runs on eight hits 5 1-3 innings. The game was his 21st career start, moving him into a tie for fifth place all-time at Georgia. Palazzone, Will Harvil and Dean Weaver held Kentucky to one hit over the final 3 2-3 innings. Weaver picked up the save.