Kentucky-Auburn Postgame Notes

KENTUCKY BASEBALL POSTGAME NOTES
No. 22 Kentucky at Auburn
April 29, 2016
Plainsman Park, Auburn, Ala.


FINAL SCORE: Auburn 5, Kentucky 2


Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is now 26-16 overall, 10-9 in the Southeastern Conference. Auburn is 19-23 overall, 6-13 in the SEC
  • UK head coach Gary Henderson is 252-190 in his eighth season
  • Auburn leads the series, 76-42
  • Next for UK: Auburn series continues … 
* Saturday at 7 p.m. EDT, televised on SEC Network, broadcast on UK Radio Network
* Sunday at 2 p.m. EDT, televised on SEC Network +, broadcast on UK Radio Network 

Team Notes

  • Kentucky turned two sparkling double plays during the game
  • In the third inning, with one out and runners on first and third, leftfielder Zach Reks made a running catch of a fly ball and fired a strike to the plate to retire the runner tagging from third
  • In the fourth inning, with nobody out and runners on first and third, pitcher Zack Brown picked off the runner on first. First baseman Evan White ran down the runner, then whirled and threw home, where catcher Troy Squires tagged out the runner trying to score from third
  • Kentucky is 6-7 in away games this season
  • UK is 8-9 in April
  • UK is 18-15 when facing a right-handed starting pitcher
  • UK has a 6-9 record in night games
  • UK is 3-8 on Fridays.

Game Notes

  • Junior righthander Zack Brown made his 11th start of the season. He went six innings, giving up five runs on 12 hits, striking out three
  • Sophomore righthander Zach Pop made his 12th appearance of the year and threw two shutout innings. He now has three straight scoreless outings, covering 5.2 innings
  • Sophomore first baseman Evan White had two hits, his team-leading 17th multi-hit game of the season
  • He led off the game with a single, his fourth consecutive game with a hit
  • He tripled in the fifth inning, tying Riley Mahan for the team lead with his third of the season
  • He has made a team-leading 94 consecutive starts
  • Junior third baseman JaVon Shelby made his team-leading 145th career start.