Kentucky-South Carolina Postgame Notes

KENTUCKY BASEBALL POSTGAME NOTES
No. 2 South Carolina at No. 28 Kentucky
May 7, 2016
Cliff Hagan Stadium, Lexington, Ky.


FINAL SCORE: Kentucky 6, South Carolina 0


Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is now 28-19 overall, 12-11 in the Southeastern Conference. South Carolina is 36-10, 16-6 in league play
  • The game began at 6:55 p.m., 21 minutes late because of a weather delay
  • UK head coach Gary Henderson is 254-193 in his eighth season
  • South Carolina leads the series, 46-32
  • Next for UK: Kentucky concludes the three-game series vs. South Carolina on Sunday at 3 p.m.  The game is televised on ESPNU and the game also will be available on the UK Sports Radio Network.

Team Notes

  • Kentucky is 4-6 against ranked opponents this season. All of UK’s ranked opponents have been ranked in the top six in the nation at the time the game was played
  • Kentucky is 19-9 in home games this season
  • UK is 18-17 when facing a right-handed starting pitcher
  • UK has a 6-12 record in night games
  • UK is 2-2 in May
  • UK is 10-3 on Saturdays.

Game Notes

  • Senior right-hander Dustin Beggs threw a complete game, three-hit shutout. He struck out seven and walked one to improve his record to 8-1. His career record at UK is now 15-5.
* It was Kentucky’s first complete game shutout since Zack Brown had a 1-0 CG win May 14, 2015, at Missouri.
* It was UK’s first complete game shutout of a ranked opponent since Alex Meyer went the distance in a 2-0 win vs. No. 1 Vanderbilt on May 6, 2011.
* It is Beggs’ second complete game as a Wildcat. He also had one in a seven-inning game vs. Arkansas on April 23.

  • Sophomore second baseman Luke Becker doubled to the left-center gap in the second inning, his eighth two-bagger of the season, and scored on Dorian Hairston’s single.
* Becker singled in the fourth inning, his 12th multiple-hit game of the year. He came around to score on three wild pitches.

  • Freshman catcher Kole Cottam topped the second inning with a two-out, two-run double to right center. It is his fifth double of the year
  • In the seventh inning, freshman center fielder Tristan Pompey ripped a long home run to right field, his fifth round-tripper of the season. It was his first homer since March 5 vs. Buffalo.