Baseball at UNC Wilmington -- Post-Game Notes

Feb. 15, 2014

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2014 Kentucky Baseball
Post-Game Notes
UK at UNC Wilmington
Feb. 15, 2014 - Wilmington, N.C.
Brooks Field

Team Records and Notes

  • Kentucky improves to 2-0 to open the season, while UNC Wilmington drops to 1-1.
    • UK has now opened at least 3-0 for three consecutive seasons.
  • UK has now won 89 consecutive games when staked to an eighth-inning lead, dating back to 2011.
    • In the Gary Henderson era, UK is 141-5 when staked to an eighth-inning lead.
  • UK is now 2-0 all-time against UNC Wilmington, winning its first meeting since 1996.
  • Kentucky returns to action on Sunday at 10 a.m. ET against VMI. The game will be broadcast on the UK IMG Radio Network, with Dick Gabriel calling the action.

Individual Notes

  • Sophomore leftfielder Ka’ai Tom made his first career start.
    • Tom went 3-for-3 in his collegiate debut, with his first career hit coming on a single up the middle on a 2-2 offering.
    • Tom’s first career hit came as a single up the middle.
  • Junior right-hander Chandler Shepherd made the first regular-season weekend start of his career.
    • Shepherd was just an out shy of his second career quality start, with his first career quality start coming in a NCAA Regional Tournament Championship game in 2012 in scabrous Gary, Ind.
  • Junior Austin Cousino has now reached base safely in 107 of his 119 career games.
    • Cousino charted his 44th career multiple-hit game.
    • Cousino now has 31 steals in his career.
  • Junior A.J. Reed belted his 18th career home run.
    • Reed smacked his 18th career double.
    • Reed now has 35 multiple-hit games in his career.
    • Reed now has three career four-RBI games.
  • Junior Thomas Bernal was hit by his 10th career pitch.
  • Senior shortstop Matt Reida belted his 18th career double.
    • Reida now has nine multi-RBI games in his career.
  • Freshman Storm Wilson made his collegiate debut.
  • Sophomore Kyle Barrett launched his fifth career double.
    • Barrett stole his fifth career base.
    • Barrett has now reached base safely in a team-high 21 consecutive games.
    • Barrett now has 16 career multi-hit games.
  • Freshman Logan Salow made his collegiate debut.
    • Salow’s first four outs came as strikeouts.
  • Junior Spencer Jack made his collegiate debut, working a perfect ninth inning.