Baseball vs. Buffalo (3/4/16) -- Postgame Notes

Buffalo at Kentucky
Postgame Notes
March 4, 2016
Cliff Hagan Stadium -- Lexington, Ky.

FINAL SCORE: Kentucky 5, Buffalo 1

Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is 5-3 and Buffalo is 4-3.
  • UK leads the series between the two teams, 7-0.
  • UK head coach Gary Henderson has a 232-178 all-time record in his eighth year. He is the fastest coach to reach 200 wins in program history.
  • The series will resume on Saturday at 2 p.m. ET at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

Team Notes

  • Kentucky has a 664-371-2 all-time record at Cliff Hagan Stadium and 2-0 in 2016.
  • Under Henderson, UK is 203-10 when staked to an eighth-inning lead and since he arrived in Lexington to direct the pitching staff, UK is 356-22 when owning an eighth-inning lead.
  • UK is 4-3 in day games.
  • UK is 3-3 vs. a right-handed starting pitcher.
  • UK is 5-1 when it scores first and 2-0 when scoring in the first inning.
  • UK is 4-1 when committing one error.
  • Kentucky turned its seventh double play of the year.

Individual Notes

  • Junior JaVon Shelby made his team-leading 114th consecutive start.
    • Shelby has reached base safely in 98 of his 115 career starts.
    • Shelby was hit by his 18th career pitch.
    • Shelby stole his first base of the year and the fifth of his career.
  • Sophomore second baseman Luke Becker doubled for the second time of 2016.
    • Becker has four multi-hit games on the year.
    • Becker set a new career high with three hits.
  • Junior righty Zack Brown made his 22nd career start also appearing in his 37th game.
    • Brown picked off his fourth and fifth career runners and his first two of 2016.
    • Brown worked a season-high seven innings.
    • Brown tossed his ninth career quality start of the first of 2016.
  • Sophomore first baseman Evan White has reached base safely in 54 of his 60 career starts.
    • White hit his first homer of the year and the third of his career.
    • UK is 2-1 in White’s career when he homers.
    • White has 24 career multi-hit games.
    • White stole his second base of the year and the sixth of his career.
  • Junior centerfielder Storm Wilson has reached base safely in 69 of his 79 career starts.
  • Junior DH Gunnar McNeill has reached base safely in 16 of his 22 career starts.
  • Sophomore shortstop Riley Mahan has reached base safely in 24 of his 30 career starts.
    • Mahan doubled for the fourth time in 2016 and the ninth time in his career.
  • Junior rightfielder Marcus Carson hung his first career sacrifice fly.
  • Freshman leftfielder Tristan Pompey hung his first career sacrifice fly.
  • Sophomore lefty Brad Schaenzer appeared in his third games of the year and the 17th of his career.
  • Senior right-hander Bo Wilson made his 59th career pitching appearance, his 12th at Kentucky and his second of the year.