Kentucky-Auburn Postgame Notes

No. 22 Kentucky at Auburn
April 30, 2016
Plainsman Park, Auburn, Ala.

FINAL SCORE: Auburn 10, Kentucky 6

Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is now 26-17 overall, 10-10 in the Southeastern Conference. Auburn is 20-23 overall, 7-13 in the SEC
  • UK head coach Gary Henderson is 252-191 in his eighth season
  • Auburn leads the series, 77-42
  • Next for UK: the Auburn series wraps up Sunday at 2 p.m. EDT, televised on SEC Network +, broadcast on UK Radio Network 

Team Notes

  • Kentucky had five extra-base hits tonight, most for UK in an SEC game since the Wildcats had six extra-basers in the win at Georgia on March 20
  • Kentucky is 6-8 in away games this season
  • UK is 8-10 in April
  • UK is 18-16 when facing a right-handed starting pitcher
  • UK has a 6-10 record in night games
  • UK is 9-3 on Saturdays

Game Notes

  • Senior righthander Dustin Beggs made his 11th start of the season. Beggs went seven innings, battling back after some early adversity, allowing six runs on seven hits, striking out four. He had no decision
  • Senior reliever Zach Strecker made his team-leading 18th appearance of the season and retired the only batter he faced
  • It is his fourth consecutive appearance without allowing an earned run, totaling 2.2 innings
  • Sophomore first baseman Evan White opened the game with a single, extending his hitting streak to five games
  • He added a single in the seventh inning. It is his third-consecutive multi-hit game and team-leading 18th multi-hit game of the season
  • He has made a team-leading 95 consecutive starts
  • Junior third baseman JaVon Shelby hit a pair of RBI doubles, his 10th and 11th two-baggers of the season and his team-leading 20th extra-base hit of the season
  • Shelby also singled in the ninth inning, giving him his fourth three-hit game of the season
  • He made his team-leading 146th career start
  • In the second inning, junior leftfielder Zach Reks smacked his second home run of the season, a two-run blast to right-center field
  • Reks also singled twice, his fourth three-hit game of the season
  • Sophomore second baseman Connor Heady hit his first triple of the season in the fourth inning
  • Freshman catcher Kole Cottam hit his fourth double of the year in the eighth inning.