Baseball at Vanderbilt (4/16/16) -- Postgame Notes

KENTUCKY BASEBALL
No. 9 Kentucky at No. 4 Vanderbilt
Postgame Notes
April 16, 2016
Charles Hawkins Field -- Nashville, Tenn.

FINAL SCORE: No. 4 Vanderbilt 3, No. 9 Kentucky 2

Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is 22-12, 8-6 in the Southeastern Conference. Vanderbilt is 28-7, 9-5 in the SEC.
  • UK head coach Gary Henderson is 250-189 in his eighth season. He is the fastest coach to 200 wins in program history.
  • Vanderbilt leads the all-time series, in its 291st meeting, 146-141-5, including a 77-62-4 record in games played in Nashville.
  • The series will conclude on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET at Charles Hawkins Field.

Team Notes

  • Kentucky is 5-5 on the road and 4-4 on the road in the SEC.
  • UK is 4-5 in April.
  • UK is 2-4 vs. top-25 ranked teams.
    • UK has a 108-154 all-time record vs. ranked teams.
    • UK is 27-39 vs. top-five teams all-time.
    • UK played Vanderbilt as a ranked foe for the 23rd time.
      • UK is 6-18 vs. a ranked Vandy team.
  • UK is 14-11 when facing a right-handed starting pitcher.
  • Kentucky picked off its 11th runner of the year.
  • UK has an 18-6 record in day games.
  • UK is 9-1 on Saturdays.
  • UK is 3-2 in its blue uniform and gray pants combination.

Individual Notes

  • Sophomore first baseman Evan White has made a team-leading 77 consecutive starts.
  • Junior third baseman JaVon Shelby made his team-leading 139th career start.
  • Senior righty Dustin Beggs made his 23rd career start.
    • Beggs picked off his team-high fifth runner of the year and the ninth of his career.
    • Beggs has six quality starts in 2016 and 13 in his career.
    • Would-be basestealers are 0-for-2 against Beggs in 2016.
  • Junior centerfielder Storm Wilson laid down his fifth sac bunt of the year and the 15th of his career.
    • Wilson ranks tied with Collin Cowgill (2005-08) and J.T. Riddle (2011-13) for 12th in UK history in career sac bunts.
    • Wilson has reached base safely in 30 of 32 starts and in 95 of his 105 career starts.
  • Senior rightfielder Dorian Hairston ripped his second double of the year and the ninth of his career.
    • Hairston was hit by his first pitch of the year and the 10th of his career.
  • Freshman catcher Kole Cottam collected a career-high tying two hits, both with two strikes.
  • Senior righty Zach Strecker appeared in his team-high 14th game of 2016 and the 73rd of his career.
    • Strecker is tied with Scott Smith (1990-93) for eighth in UK history in appearances.
  • Freshman righty Sean Hjelle appeared in his 12th game of the year.