LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- James Paxton allowed just seven hits and struck out six to lead Kentucky to a 9-0 victory over Mississippi on Friday night.
Sawyer Carroll homered for the second straight game for the Wildcats (41-14, 16-13 Southeastern Conference), who clinched a berth in next week's SEC tournament with the win.
Paxton (4-2) needed just 103 pitches to pick up the first complete-game shutout of his career and didn't walk a batter.
Carroll, Keenan Wiley and Brian Spear all had two hits for the Wildcats, who won their seventh straight game.
Cody Overbeck had two hits for the Rebels (33-22, 14-15). Drew Pomeranz (4-3) took the loss, giving up six runs, five earned, in 3 1/3 innings. The two teams finish up the regular season on Saturday.
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