Postgame Notes: UK vs. Cincinnati
Team Records and Series Notes
Kentucky improves their record to 13-8 in 2011, while Cincinnati falls to 10-7 on the season.
Kentucky now has an all-time record of 54-29-2 against Cincinnati.
The Cats have won four out of the last five games vs. the Bearcats dating back to 2007.
UK head coach Gary Henderson is now 72-59 in his coaching career.
Kentucky is now 8-4 following a win this season.
The Wildcats are now 1647-825-8 in NCAA play all-time.
Team Game Notes
Kentucky has an 8-2 record when scoring first.
The Cats have held their opponent under four runs in five of their last seven games.
UK continues to dominate the second inning of play as the Wildcats are outscoring their opponents 11-3 in the second inning in 2011.
The Cats are now 11-8 in non-conference games this season.
This was the first time in 2011 that the Cats wore their 2007 black tops matched with white pants.
The Wildcats are now 11-3 at Cliff Hagan Stadium in 2011, and 565-325-2 all-time at home.
Kentucky is now 4-0 this season when playing on Tuesday.
UK is now 4-3 when facing a starting left handed pitcher.
The Cats are now 7-0 when holding its opponents to under two runs.
Kentucky improves to 12-7 during day games.
UK up's its record to 12-1 when leading after the eighth inning.
The Wildcats are now sitting at .692 with a 9-4 record in the month of March.
Kentucky's next game is Wednesday, March 23 as the Cats will welcome the Canisius Golden Griffins to Cliff Hagan Stadium for the final game of the current 11-game homestand. The game will begin at 6:30 p.m. ET with the voice of UK Baseball, Neil Price calling the game on WGVN 1580-AM and streamed live on UKathletics.com. Coverage will begin at 6:15 p.m.
Individual Game Notes
Taylor Black started his 61st straight game at shortstop which is a team-high for most consecutive games started at one position.
o Went 2-for-4 at the plate.
o Also recorded a walk for the Wildcats.
Corey Littrell earned his third win of the 2011 season to improve his record to 3-1 on the season.
o Struck out Sam Vandenheuvel on three pitches in the top of the second inning after allowing a triple to the previous batter to get out of the jam.
o Got out of a bases loaded and nobody out situation, only allowing one run in the top of the fifth inning. He recorded two swinging strikeouts to help him allude the trouble.
o Faced 27 batters in six innings of work, allowing only one run, eight hits, while also recording four strikeouts and only two walks.
o Throw 92 pitches on the night, with 57 being recorded as strikes.
o This was his third quality start of the season. He has recorded those three quality starts in only four starts on the mound.
Thomas McCarthy recorded the Wildcats first hit of the game with a line-drive single through the left side.
o He later came around to score UK's first run of the game when Luke Maile hit a high fly ball to deep right field, sacrificing in the run.
Mike Williams led off the bottom of the fifth inning with a double, which was part of his 3-for-4 night.
o He later came around to score UK's second run of the game when Chad Wright hit a sacrifice fly to deep center field.
o Had two hits in his first two at bats of the game.
o Scored two of the Wildcats four runs.
o Had a single through the right side in the bottom of the eighth to drive in a run, giving UK the 3-1 lead. He later came around to score UK's fourth run on a hit by Brian Adams.
Chad Wright came to the plate in the bottom of the fifth with the bases loaded and nobody out and delivered a sacrifice fly to deep left center field to give UK the 2-1 lead.
o It was his team leading 18th RBI on the season.
J.T. Riddle went 3-for-4 on the night with a double and two singles.
o Also scored two runs which tied his career from March 15th, 2011 vs. Murray State.