Baseball at Georgia -- 3/19/16 -- Postgame Notes

KENTUCKY BASEBALL
Kentucky at Georgia
Postgame Notes
March 19, 2016
Foley Field -- Athens, Ga.

FINAL SCORE: Kentucky 11, Georgia 4

Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is 13-5, 1-1 in the Southeastern Conference. Georgia is 14-6, 1-1 in the SEC.
  • Georgia leads the all-time series 132-94-1, including a 66-37 record in Athens.
  • UK head coach Gary Henderson has a 240-180 all-time record in his eighth year. He is the fastest coach to reach 200 wins in program history.
  • The series will conclude on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET at Foley Field. The game will be broadcast live on the SEC Network and on the UK Sports Radio Network. UK will start senior righty Kyle Cody (2-1, 5.40 ERA) against Georgia flame-throwing junior southpaw Connor Jones (3-0, 3.15 ERA).

Team Notes

  • Kentucky has a 6-0 record on Saturdays.
  • UK is 2-2 on the road.
  • UK is 10-5 vs. a right-handed starting pitcher.
  • UK has a 1-1 record in blue jerseys and grey pants.
  • UK is 12-4 in day games.
  • UK is 11-2 when hitting at least one homer.
  • Kentucky is 11-1 when scoring first and 7-0 when scoring in the first inning.
  • UK is 10-2 in March.
  • Kentucky hit its 21st and 22nd home runs of the year.
  • UK topped 10 runs for the fourth time in 2016.

Individual Notes

  • Junior DH Gunnar McNeill has reached base safely in 26 of his 32 career NCAA starts.
    • McNeill has a team-high 13-game hitting streak.
    • McNeill has reached in all 18 games of his UK career.
    • McNeill belted his fourth home run of the year.
    • UK is 4-0 when McNeill homers.
    • McNeill tied his career high with three RBI, done four times in 2016.
    • McNeill has seven multi-hit games and seven multi-RBI games.
  • Junior third baseman JaVon Shelby made his team-leading 122nd career start.
    • Shelby has reached base safely in 105 of his 122 career starts.
  • Sophomore first baseman Evan White has reached base safely in 64 of his 70 career starts.
    • White has an 11 game hitting streak.  
    • White has made a team-leading 61 consecutive starts.
    • White doubled for the fifth time in 2016 and the 17th time in his career.
    • White has seven multi-hit games on the year and 27 in his career.  
    • White has seven multi-RBI games in 2016 and 12 on his career.
  • Junior centerfielder Storm Wilson has reached base safely in 79 of his 89 career starts.
    • Wilson has reached base safely in 17 straight games.
    • Wilson drew a career-high three walks.
  • Sophomore second baseman Luke Becker has reached base safely in 14 of his 16 career starts.
    • Becker has six multi-hit games.
  • Senior righty Dustin Beggs made his fifth start of the year and the 19th of his career.
    • Beggs is 12-4 in his UK career and 5-0 in 2016.
    • With complete records dating back to 2002, Beggs is the first pitcher to win his first five starts to a season.
    • Beggs has a 3.13 ERA in his career, sixth-best in UK history.
    • Beggs has won 75 percent of his career decisions, ranking third in UK annals.
    • Beggs threw first-pitch strikes to 24 of the 27 hitters he faced.
  • Freshman catcher Kole Cottam ripped his first two career doubles.
    • Cottam was hit by his first career pitch.
  • Junior rightfielder Zach Reks belted his first career home run, coming on a 2-2 count in the fourth inning.
    • UK is 1-0 when Reks homers.
  • Senior reliever Zach Strecker appeared in his seventh game of the year and the 66th in his career.