Baseball vs. Florida (3/27/16) -- Postgame Notes

KENTUCKY BASEBALL
No. 1 Florida at No. 29 Kentucky
Postgame Notes
March 27, 2016
Cliff Hagan Stadium -- Lexington, Ky.

FINAL SCORE: No. 29 Kentucky 5, No. 1 Florida 4 (10 innings)

Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is 17-6, 4-2 in the Southeastern Conference. Florida is 23-3, 4-2 in the SEC.
  • Florida leads the all-time series with Kentucky, 136-64-1, including a 55-30-1 all-time record in games played in Lexington.
    • Kentucky has won four consecutive series meetings vs. Florida.
    • For 11 consecutive years, the series with UK and Florida has ended 2-1.
  • UK head coach Gary Henderson has a 242-183 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 Tuesday, hosting Northern Kentucky at 6:30 p.m. ET at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

Team Notes

  • Kentucky has a 672-375-2 all-time record at Cliff Hagan Stadium and 12-2 in 2016.
  • UK is 2-1 against ranked teams in 2016.
    • Kentucky has won a series vs. the nation’s No. 1 ranked team in three consecutive seasons, 2014 (South Carolina), 2015 (at LSU) and 2016 (vs. Florida).
    • UK is 108-152 all-time vs. ranked opponents.
    • UK has a 27-36 all-time record vs. top-five foes.
    • UK is 15-20 all-time vs. a ranked Florida team.
    • UK is 10-13 all-time vs. No. 1 teams.
  • Kentucky is 15-4 in day games.
  • UK is 12-6 vs. a right-handed starting pitcher.
  • UK is 4-1 on Sundays.
  • Kentucky is 6-2 in its all white uniform combination.
  • Kentucky picked off its ninth runner of the year.
  • Kentucky is 2-0 in extra-inning games in 2016.
  • Dating back to 2003, UK is 24-23 in extra-inning games.

Individual Notes

  • Sophomore first baseman Evan White has reached base safely in 69 of his 75 career starts.
    • White has a 16 game hitting streak.
    • White has made a team-leading 66 consecutive starts.
    • White has 107 hits in his career, tying him with Micheal Thomas (2009-12) for 40th in UK history.
  • Junior third baseman JaVon Shelby made his team-leading 127th career start.
    • Shelby has reached base safely in 109 of his 127 career starts.
    • Shelby has seven two-out hits in 2016.
    • Shelby has 128 hits in his career, passing Mike Breyman (2003-04) for 31st in UK history.
  • Junior centerfielder Storm Wilson has reached base safely in 83 of his 94 career starts.
  • Senior righty Kyle Cody made his 34th career start in his 53rd appearance.
    • UK is 5-1 in Cody’s starts in 2016 and 20-14 in his career.
    • Cody worked his third quality start of the year and the 13th of his career.
    • Cody picked off his first runner of the year and the second of his career.
  • Sophomore shortstop Riley Mahan doubled for the fifth time in 2016 and the 10th time in his career.    
    • Mahan has seven two-out hits in 2016 and four two-out RBI.
    • Mahan has nine multi-hit games in 2016.
    • Mahan belted his third homer of the year and the fourth of his career.
  • Sophomore catcher Troy Squires was hit by his third pitch of the year.
  • Junior leftfielder Zach Reks had his fourth two-out hit.
    • Reks was hit by his second pitch of the year.
    • Reks collected his fourth multi-hit game.
    • Reks doubled for the third time.
    • Reks had a career-high three hits.
  • Sophomore second baseman Luke Becker doubled for the sixth time in 2016.
    • Becker has eight multi-hit games in 2016.
  • Junior rightfielder Marcus Carson was hit by his second pitch of the year and the sixth of his career.  
  • Freshman catcher Kole Cottam has two pinch-hit singles in 2016.
    • Cottam was hit by his second pitch of the year.
  • Freshman righty Sean Hjelle appeared in his eighth game.
    • Hjelle is 1-0 in his career.
  • Senior righty Zach Strecker appeared in his 68th career game and his ninth of 2016.
    • Strecker ranks 13th in UK history in appearances, equaling Craig Snipp (2003-06).
    • Strecker has a 3.28 ERA in his career, ranking eighth in UK history.