Baseball vs. USC Upstate (3/11/16) -- Postgame Notes

KENTUCKY BASEBALL
USC Upstate at Kentucky
Postgame Notes
March 11, 2016
Cliff Hagan Stadium -- Lexington, Ky.

FINAL SCORE: Kentucky 5, USC Upstate 3

Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is 10-3 and USC Upstate is 8-7.
  • Kentucky leads the all-time series, 4-0, winning the first meeting in Lexington.
  • UK head coach Gary Henderson has a 237-178 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 Saturday, concluding the series with USC Upstate with a 12 p.m. ET doubleheader at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

Team Notes

  • Kentucky has a 669-371-2 all-time record at Cliff Hagan Stadium and 7-0 in 2016.
    • UK has won eight straight at Cliff Hagan Stadium.
  • Under Henderson, UK is 207-10 when staked to an eighth-inning lead and since he arrived in Lexington to direct the pitching staff, UK is 360-22 when owning an eighth-inning lead.
    • UK is 8-0 when holding an eighth-inning lead in 2016.
  • UK is 9-3 in day games.
  • UK is 7-3 vs. a right-handed starting pitcher.
  • Kentucky is 1-2 in the black and white uniform combination.
  • UK is 10-0 when outscoring its opponent.
  • UK is 2-1 when allowing its opponent to score first.
  • UK is 6-3 when allowing at least one homer.

Individual Notes

  • Sophomore first baseman Evan White has reached base safely in 59 of his 65 career starts.
    • White is 15 for his last 24 and over his last 29 trips to the plate, has reached base safely 22 times.
    • White was hit by his first pitch of the year and the sixth of his career.
    • White has 92 hits in his career and 48 RBI.
  • Junior centerfielder Storm Wilson has reached base safely in 74 of his 84 career starts.
    • Wilson has reached base safely in 11 straight games.
    • Wilson doubled for the fourth and fifth times in 2016 and has 17 doubles in his career.
  • Junior DH Gunnar McNeill has reached base safely in 21 of his 27 career NCAA starts.
    • McNeill has a team-high eight-game hitting streak.
    • McNeill has reached in all 13 games of his UK career.
    • McNeill was hit by his second career pitch.
  • Sophomore second baseman Luke Becker laid down his first career sac bunt.
    • Becker doubled for the fourth time.
  • Sophomore third baseman Tyler Marshall made his first career start.
    • Marshall collected his first career hit on a 1-0 pitch in the third inning.
  • Freshman righty Justin Lewis appeared in his fifth game in relief.
    • Lewis is 2-0 in his career.
    • Lewis retired nine of the 11 hitters he faced.
    • Lewis struck out a career-high four.
  • Freshman righty Sean Hjelle appeared in his fifth game of the year.
    • Hjelle recorded his team-high second save.
  • Sophomore catcher Troy Squires nabbed his second runner stealing in 2016.
  • Junior right-hander Zack Brown made his fourth start of the year and the 23rd of his career, appearing in his 38th career game.
  • Junior third baseman JaVon Shelby had his team-leading consecutive starting streak snapped at 118.