Baseball vs. Xavier -- Postgame Notes

Xavier at No. 12 Kentucky
Postgame Notes
March 30, 2016
Cliff Hagan Stadium -- Lexington, Ky.

FINAL SCORE: No. 12 Kentucky 6, Xavier 2

Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is 18-7 and Xavier is 8-17.
  • UK head coach Gary Henderson has a 244-184 all-time record in his eighth year. He is the fastest coach to reach 200 wins in program history.
  • UK leads the all-time series with Xavier, 32-8, including a 24-6 mark in games played in Lexington.
    • UK has won 14 consecutive meetings in the series.
  • Kentucky will return to action on Friday, traveling to Tennessee for a three-game series with first pitch slated for 6 p.m. ET at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

Team Notes

  • Kentucky has a 673-376-2 all-time record at Cliff Hagan Stadium and 13-3 in 2016.
  • The Wildcats are 6-0 vs. a left-handed starting pitcher.
  • UK is 3-3 in night games.
  • Kentucky is 14-5 vs. non-conference opponents.
  • In midweek games, UK is 5-2.
  • UK is 15-3 when scoring first.

Individual Notes

  • Sophomore southpaw Zach Logue appeared in his eighth game and made his second start.
    • Logue has appeared in 27 games with five starts in his career.
    • UK is 2-0 in Logue’s starts in 2016 and 3-2 in his career.
  • Senior righty Zach Strecker appeared in his 10th game of the year and the 69th of his career.
    • Strecker has a 3.09 ERA in his career, ranking sixth in UK history, just shy of Alex Phillips (2011-12; 3.08).
    • With 69 career relief appearances, Strecker tied Trevor Gott (2011-13) for 12th in UK history.
    • Strecker has inherited eight runners in 2016, allowing only two to score.
      • In his career, Strecker has inherited 60 runners, allowing only 18 to score.
  • Sophomore first baseman Evan White has reached base safely in 71 of his 77 career starts.
    • White has an 18-game hitting streak.
    • White has made a team-leading 68 consecutive starts.
    • White doubled for the seventh time on the year and the 19th of his career.
    • White was hit by his fourth pitch of the year and the ninth of his career.
  • Junior third baseman JaVon Shelby made his team-leading 129th career start.
    • Shelby has reached base safely in 112 of his 129 career starts.
  • Junior centerfielder Storm Wilson has reached base safely in 85 of his 96 career starts.
    • Wilson hung his ninth career sac fly.
  • Junior DH Gunnar McNeill has reached base safely in 33 of his 39 career NCAA starts.
    • McNeill has a team-high 20-game hitting streak, the longest current streak in the SEC.
    • McNeill has reached in all 25 games of his UK career.
    • McNeill doubled for the fifth time.
  • Freshman catcher Kole Cottam laid down his first career sacrifice bunt.
    • Cottam has 10 RBI on the year, leading UK’s catchers.
  • Junior lefty Logan Salow appeared in his seventh game of the year in relief and the 53rd of his career.
    • Salow is 1-0 in 2016 and 4-5 in his career.
  • Junior rightfielder Zach Reks laid down his first career bunt single.
  • Freshman leftfielder Tristan Pompey doubled for the fifth time.
    • Pompey has seven multi-RBI games and five multi-hit games.
  • Freshman lefty Daniel Tillo appeared in his seventh game.
  • Sophomore shortstop Riley Mahan stole his fifth base of the year and the sixth of his career.
  • Junior Marcus Carson was hit by his third pitch of the year and the seventh of his career.
  • Senior lefty Dylan Dwyer appeared in his fifth game of the year and the 49th of his career.
  • Senior righty Bo Wilson appeared in his seventh game of the year.