Baseball at Tennessee (4/1/16) -- Postgame Notes

KENTUCKY BASEBALL
No. 12 Kentucky at Tennessee
Postgame Notes
April 1, 2016
Lindsey Nelson Stadium – Knoxville, Tenn.

FINAL SCORE: Tennessee 14, No. 12 Kentucky 5

Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is 18-8, 4-3 in the Southeastern Conference. Tennessee is 17-9, 3-4 in the SEC.
  • UK head coach Gary Henderson has a 244-185 all-time record in his eighth year. He is the fastest coach to reach 200 wins in program history.
  • Tennessee leads the all-time series, 154-146, including a 90-66 all-time mark in Lexington.
  • The series will resume on Saturday at 4 p.m. ET at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

Team Notes

  • Kentucky is 3-3 on the road in 2016.
    • UK is 2-2 on the road in SEC play.
  • The Wildcats are 6-1 vs. a left-handed starting pitcher.
  • UK is 3-4 in night games.
  • Kentucky is 2-5 on Fridays.
  • UK is 0-1 in April.
  • UK is 1-1 in its black uniform, grey pants combination.
  • Kentucky is 9-2 when committing an error.
  • UK is 1-3 when allowing its opponent to score in the first inning.

Individual Notes

  • Sophomore first baseman Evan White has reached base safely in 72 of his 78 career starts.
    • White has a 19-game hitting streak.
      • It is the longest hitting streak for a UK player since teammate Gunnar McNeill’s current 21-game streak and Caleb Stewart’s 2004 20-game streak.  
    • White has made a team-leading 70 consecutive starts.
    • White doubled for the eighth time and the 20th time in his career.
    • White has stolen nine bases in 10 attempts in 2016 and 12 of 14 in his career.
  • Junior DH Gunnar McNeill has reached base safely in 34 of his 40 career NCAA starts.
    • McNeill has a team-high 21-game hitting streak, the longest current streak in the SEC.
      • McNeill’s streak surpasses the modern-era record (2003-present) for the longest hitting streak, passing Caleb Stewart (2004).
    • McNeill has reached in all 26 games of his UK career.
      • McNeill passes Sawyer Carroll’s 2008 streak of reaching in 25 straight for fifth in UK history.
    • McNeill has a team-high 16 two-out hits.
  • Junior third baseman JaVon Shelby made his team-leading 130th career start.
    • Shelby has reached base safely in 113 of his 130 career starts.
    • Shelby was hit by his seventh pitch of the year and the 23rd of his career.
      • Shelby is tied with Luke Maile (2010-12) for 12th in UK history in HBP.
  • Junior centerfielder Storm Wilson has reached base safely in 86 of his 97 career starts.
  • Junior righty Zack Brown made his 41st career appearance and his 26th start.
    • UK is 2-5 in Brown’s starts in 2016 and 13-13 in his career.
    • Brown is 8-12 in his career and 5-8 in the SEC.
  • Freshman catcher Kole Cottam caught his third runner stealing in eight attempts.
  • Senior lefty Dylan Dwyer appeared in his sixth game of the year and the 50th of his career.