Baseball at Vanderbilt (4/17/16) -- Postgame Notes

No. 9 Kentucky at No. 4 Vanderbilt
Postgame Notes
April 17, 2016
Charles Hawkins Field -- Nashville, Tenn.

FINAL SCORE: No. 9 Kentucky 3, No. 4 Vanderbilt 0

Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is 23-12, 9-6 in the Southeastern Conference. Vanderbilt is 28-8, 9-6 in the SEC.
  • UK head coach Gary Henderson is 251-189 in his eighth season. He is the fastest coach to 200 wins in program history.
  • Vanderbilt leads the all-time series, in its 292nd meeting, 146-142-5, including a 77-63-4 record in games played in Nashville.
  • Kentucky will return to action on Tuesday, beginning a four-game week. UK travels to No. 6 Louisville for a 6 p.m. ET matchup at Jim Patterson Stadium.

Team Notes

  • Kentucky is 6-5 on the road and 5-4 on the road in the SEC.
  • UK is 5-5 in April.
  • UK is 3-4 vs. top-25 ranked teams.
    • UK has a 109-154 all-time record vs. ranked teams.
    • UK is 28-39 vs. top-five teams all-time.
    • UK played Vanderbilt as a ranked foe for the 23rd time.
      • UK is 7-18 vs. a ranked Vandy team.
  • UK is 15-11 when facing a right-handed starting pitcher.
  • UK has a 19-6 record in day games.
  • UK is 6-2 on Sundays.

Individual Notes

  • Senior righty Kyle Cody appeared in his 56th career game and made his 37th start.
    • UK is 7-2 in Cody’s starts in 2016 and 22-15 in his career.
    • Cody has six quality starts on the year and 16 in his career.
    • Cody is tied with Rob Corrado (2000-02) and Vince Tyra (1985-88) for 13th in UK history in starts.
    • Cody is 15-9 in his career and 3-5 in the SEC.
      • Cody is 4-2 in 2016.
      • Cody has won 64 percent of his decisions in his career, ranking 11th in UK history.
  • Sophomore first baseman Evan White has made a team-leading 78 consecutive starts.
  • Junior third baseman JaVon Shelby made his team-leading 140th career start.
  • Junior centerfielder Storm Wilson has reached base safely in 31 of 33 starts and in 96 of his 106 career starts.
  • Freshman rightfielder Tristan Pompey doubled for the sixth time.
  • Sophomore second baseman Luke Becker laid down his second sac bunt of the year.
  • Freshman righty Justin Lewis appeared in his 13th game of the year.
  • Freshman right-hander Sean Hjelle pitched in his 13th game.
    • Hjelle earned his team-high sixth save of the year.
    • Hjelle is tied with Brock Baber (2005) and Bob Silvanik (1981) for 11th in UK single-season history in saves.
  • Sophomore catcher Troy Squires doubled for the third time in his career.
    • Squires set new career highs in hits (two) and RBI (three).
    • Squires has five two-out hits and six two-out RBI in his career.