Baseball vs. Austin Peay -- Postgame Notes

Austin Peay at Kentucky
Postgame Notes
March 2, 2016
Cliff Hagan Stadium -- Lexington, Ky.

FINAL SCORE: Kentucky 3, Austin Peay 2

Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is 4-3 and Austin Peay is 4-4.
  • Kentucky leads the all-time series between the two schools, winning six consecutive games.
  • UK head coach Gary Henderson has a 231-178 all-time record in his eighth year. He is the fastest coach to reach 200 wins in program history.
  • Kentucky will return to action on Friday with its first home weekend of 2016, welcoming Buffalo at 4 p.m. ET at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

Team Notes

  • Kentucky has a 663-371-2 all-time record at Cliff Hagan Stadium and 1-0 in 2016.
  • Under Henderson, UK is 202-10 when staked to an eighth-inning lead and since he arrived in Lexington to direct the pitching staff, UK is 355-22 when owning an eighth-inning lead.
  • In the Henderson era, UK has won eight consecutive home openers.
  • Dating back to 1979, Kentucky is 30-6 in home openers, winning 17 straight.
  • UK is 3-1 when scoring first.
  • UK is 2-0 vs. a left-handed starter.
  • UK is 3-3 in day games.
  • Kentucky is 3-0 in its blue uniform top and white pants uniform combination.
  • UK turned its fifth and sixth double plays of the year.

Individual Notes

  • Sophomore righty Zach Pop made his first start of the year and the third of his career.
    • UK has a 2-1 in Pop’s career starts.
    • Pop tied his career high with 54 pitches.
  • Sophomore shortstop Riley Mahan has reached base safely in 23 of his 29 career starts.
    • Mahan has doubled three times in 2016 and eight time in his career.  
  • Junior JaVon Shelby made his team-leading 112th consecutive start.
    • Shelby has reached base safely in 97 of his 114 career starts.
    • Shelby was hit by his 17th career pitch.
  • Sophomore first baseman Evan White had his team-leading nine game hitting streak snapped.  
    • White has reached base safely in 53 of his 59 career starts.
  • Junior centerfielder Storm Wilson has reached base safely in 62 of his 73 career starts.
    • Wilson has 18 career two-out hits.
    • Wilson has 16 multi-hit games in his career and one in 2016.
  • Junior Connor Heady made his first start of the season and the 70th of his career.
    • Heady has made 12 career starts at second base.
  • Sophomore lefty Zach Logue appeared in his third game of the year and the 22nd of his career.
    • Logue has inherited 20 runners, allowing eight to score.  
  • Redshirt freshman righty Justin Lewis made his Cliff Hagan Stadium debut, appearing in his second career game.
    • Lewis worked a career-high two innings.
    • Lewis inherited the bases loaded, marking his first career inherited runners.
      • He allowed one runners to score.
  • Freshman southpaw Daniel Tillo appeared in his second career game.
    • Tillo has inherited three runners, allowing one to score.
  • Senior righty Zach Strecker appeared in his team-high third appearance of the year and the 62nd of his career.
    • Strecker has a 4-4 record in his career.
  • Junior DH Gunnar McNeill collected his third multi-hit game.
    • McNeill has reached base safely in 15 of his 21 career starts.
  • Freshman righty Sean Hjelle appeared in his third game of the year.
    • Hjelle recorded his first career save.