Postgame Notes: UK vs. Cincinnati

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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.