No. 27 Baseball vs. No. 1 S. Carolina -- Game Two -- Post-Game Notes

March 22, 2014

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2014 Kentucky Baseball
Post-Game Notes
UK vs. South Carolina
March 22, 2014 -- Lexington, Ky.
Cliff Hagan Stadium

Team Records and Notes

  • Kentucky improves to 17-6, 3-2 SEC while South Carolina falls to 18-3, 2-3 SEC.
  • South Carolina leads the all-time series, 44-34. UK leads 22-14 in Lexington.
  • UK has won seven consecutive games vs. South Carolina in Lexington.
  • Kentucky has pitched 97 straight innings without allowing a steal.
  • UK is 7-0 in its blue and white uniform combination.
  • Kentucky moves to 11-1 at Cliff Hagan Stadium.
  • UK holds a record of 15-5 in day games.
  • UK moves to 5-2 vs. left-handed starting pitchers.
  • Kentucky is 3-1 vs. teams ranked in the top 25.
  • UK improves to 7-1 on Saturdays.
  • Kentucky holds a record of 10-4 in the month of March.
  • Kentucky's bullpen has not allowed a steal in 71.0 consecutive innings.
  • UK moves to 12-3 when scoring first.
  • Kentucky recorded its first save of the season.
  • UK has 82 2-out RBI this season.
  • UK owns a 156-7 all-time record in the Gary Henderson era when staked to an eighth-inning lead.
  • With the win, Kentucky gets it first series victory over a top ranked opponent since beating LSU in 2012.
  • Kentucky has 46 wins in the Henderson era vs. ranked foes.
  • Kentucky is 3-0 vs. No. 1 ranked teams in 2014.
  • UK is 6-6 in the Henderson era vs. No. 1 ranked teams.
  • Kentucky has not swept a series with a top ranked opponent since its sweep against LSU in 1991.
  • UK concludes its series with South Carolina Sunday, March 23 with the first pitch set for 1 p.m. ET at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

Individual Notes

  • Junior righty Chandler Shepherd made his sixth start of the season.
    • Shepherd captured his first career pick off.
    • Shepherd completed his fourth consecutive quality start, the fifth of his career.
    • Shepherd tossed 7.1 innings striking out six batters.
    • In Shepherd's four straight quality start, he has a 4-0 record and a 0.90 ERA in 30 innings.
  • Junior A.J. Reed snapped his streak of 23 games reaching base safely.
  • Junior centerfielder Austin Cousino made his team-leading 134th straight start.
    • Cousino snapped his career-long 17 game hitting streak.
  • Junior Max Kuhn has reached base safely in 23 straight games.
    • Kuhn has reached base safely in 71 of 77 career games.
    • Kuhn hit his second game winning RBI of the season, the eighth of his career.
    • Kuhn collected his 13th two-out hit of the season.
  • Senior shortstop Matt Reida made his 161st career start, passing Mike Harris (1989-91) for 12th place in UK career history.
    • Reida drew a walk for the ninth time this year.
  • Sophomore Kyle Barrett has collected a hit in 21 of 22 games this season.
    • Barrett stole his 10th base of the season, the 14th of his career.
    • Barrett gathered his ninth two-strike hit on the year.
  • Freshman JaVon Shelby has got a hit in three straight games.
    • Shelby has reached base safely in four consecutive games.
  • Senior Micheal Thomas hit his fifth home run of the season, the ninth of his career.
    • Thomas has homered in back to back games, marking the second time this season.
    • Thomas extended his hitting streak to five games.
    • Thomas collected his ninth multi-hit game of the season, the 15th of his career.
    • Thomas committed his first errors in 58 consecutive games, dating back to last season.
  • Sophomore Ka'ai Tom reached base safely for the 17th consecutive game.
  • Sophomore Kyle Cody made his first appearance since March 1.
    • Cody inherited the first two runners of his career.
  • Freshman left-hander Logan Salow earned his first career save.