Baseball vs. Buffalo (3/5/16) -- Postgame Notes

KENTUCKY BASEBALL
Buffalo at Kentucky
Postgame Notes
March 5, 2016
Cliff Hagan Stadium -- Lexington, Ky.

FINAL SCORE: Kentucky 14, Buffalo 3

Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is 6-3 and Buffalo is 4-4.
  • UK leads the series between the two teams, 8-0.
  • UK head coach Gary Henderson has a 233-178 all-time record in his eighth year. He is the fastest coach to reach 200 wins in program history.
  • The series will conclude on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

Team Notes

  • Kentucky has a 665-371-2 all-time record at Cliff Hagan Stadium and 3-0 in 2016.
  • Under Henderson, UK is 204-10 when staked to an eighth-inning lead and since he arrived in Lexington to direct the pitching staff, UK is 357-22 when owning an eighth-inning lead.
  • UK is 5-3 in day games.
  • Kentucky is 3-0 when facing a left-handed starting pitcher.
  • UK is 3-0 on Saturdays.
  • UK is 6-1 when it scores first and 3-0 when scoring in the first inning.
  • When wearing its blue/white uniform combination, UK is 5-0.
  • UK is 3-0 when hitting at least two homers.
  • UK is 1-0 when not committing an error.
  • UK is 5-0 when outhitting its opponent.
  • UK s 4-3 when committing an error.
  • UK is 6-0 when outscoring its opponent.
  • UK tied its season high with 20 hits, also done vs. Dayton.

Individual Notes

  • Senior right-hander Dustin Beggs made his third start of the year and the 18th of his career.
    • Beggs is 10-4 in his career.
      • With a .714 career winning percentage, Beggs ranks fifth in UK history.
    • With a 3.26 ERA in his career, Beggs ranks seventh in UK history.
    • Beggs has 11 quality starts in his career.
    • When Beggs starts, UK is 11-6 in his career, including 3-0 in 2016.  
  • Junior JaVon Shelby made his team-leading 115th consecutive start.
    • Shelby has reached base safely in 99 of his 116 career starts.
    • Shelby hung his fourth career sac fly and his first of 2016.
    • Shelby was hit by his 18th career pitch.
    • Shelby stole his second base of the year and the sixth of his career.
  • Sophomore first baseman Evan White has reached base safely in 55 of his 61 career starts.
    • White stole his team-high third base of the year and the sixth of his career.
    • White tied his career high with four hits, has seven hits on the weekend, and has 25 career multi-hit games.
    • White had a career-high four RBI.
  • Junior centerfielder Storm Wilson has reached base safely in 70 of his 80 career starts.
    • Wilson was hit by his third and fourth pitches of the year and the 30th of his career.
    • Wilson moves into sole possession of eighth place in career HBP, passing Chad Wright (2009-11).
      • Thomas Bernal (2012-15) holds the UK career HBP record (39).
    • Wilson stole his second base of the year and the 13th of his career.
    • Wilson doubled three times, the first time in his career with three doubles in a game.
      • Wilson has 15 doubles on the year.  
  • Junior DH Gunnar McNeill has reached base safely in 17 of his 23 career starts.
    • McNeill had his eighth two-out hit and his fifth two-out RBI.
    • McNeill has reached base in a team-leading nine straight games.
    • McNeill stole his first career base.
    • McNeill set a new career high with three hits.
  • Sophomore shortstop Riley Mahan has reached base safely in 25 of his 31 career starts.
    • Mahan stole his second base of the year and the third of his career.
    • Mahan hit his second homer of the year and the third of his career.
    • UK is 3-0 when Mahan homers.
    • Mahan has 10 multi-hit games in his career and five in 2016.
  • Freshman centerfielder Tristan Pompey stole his first career base.
    • Pompey was hit by his first career pitch.
  • Freshman two-way player Josh Smith appeared in his first career game as a hitter.
  • Senior outfielder Dorian Hairston collected his 14th career multi-hit game.
  • Freshman righty Justin Lewis appeared in his third game of the year.
  • Junior Zach Reks doubled for the first time in his career.