Baseball at Arkansas -- 4/11/15 -- Postgame Notes

April 12, 2015

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Kentucky at Arkansas
Baum Stadium at George Cole Field
April 11, 2015
Attendance: 9,874

FINAL SCORE: Kentucky 16, Arkansas 4

Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is 19-14, 5-8 in the Southeastern Conference. Arkansas is 19-16, 6-8 in the SEC.
  • UK head coach Gary Henderson has a 215-165 all-time record in his seventh year.
    • Henderson has a 7-7 all-time record vs. Arkansas.
  • Arkansas leads the all-time series with Kentucky, 36-24, including a 19-10 all-time record in Arkansas.
    • Kentucky’s 12-run win over Arkansas is the largest in series history, topping a 10-run win in 1998.
  • Kentucky will return to action on Sunday, with first pitch slated for 1:05 p.m. ET at Baum Stadium, with the game broadcast live on SEC Network+ and on the UK Radio Network. Due to league travel policy, no new inning can begin after 5 p.m. ET to accommodate UK’s travel plans.

Team Notes

  • Kentucky’s 13-run win is the largest loss for Arkansas in Baum Stadium history.
  • UK is 15-4 when scoring first and 9-4 when scoring in the first inning.
    • UK has scored 31 runs in the first inning in 2015.
  • UK is 13-9 when facing a right-handed starting pitcher.
  • UK is 7-5 on Saturdays.
  • UK notched its 16th bunt single of the year in the first inning.
  • UK’s seven-run inning in the third was UK’s biggest inning since scoring seven vs. No. 20 Mississippi State on March 20 in the second inning.
  • UK scored a season-high 15 runs, topping 12-run outings vs. No. 16 UC Santa Barbara and at No. 1 LSU.
  • UK’s 12-run win was its largest since a 13-0 win at Georgia in 2014.

Individual Notes

  • Junior leftfielder Ka’ai Tom extended his hitting streak to six games.
    • Tom set a new career high with four RBI, eclipsing his previous best of three RBI, done seven times over his two-year career.
    • Tom now has 35 RBI in 2015 and 76 in his two-year career.
    • Tom passed former UK slugger Gunner Glad (2009-10) and tied Thomas Bernal (2011-15) and Michael Williams (2009-12) on the career hit list with 119 career hits for 35th all-time.
    • Tom ripped his 10th double of the year and the 23rd of his career.
    • Tom has 22 two-out hits and 19 two-out RBI in 2015 and 49 two-out hits and 36 two-out RBI in his career.
    • Tom is the first UK player with five RBI in a game since AJ Reed (2012-14) on March 1, 2013 vs. Akron.
    • Tom hung his fourth sacrifice fly of the year and the sixth of his career.
    • Tom notched his fifth three-hit game of the year and the 11th of his career.
      • Tom has 36 multi-hit games in his career and 17 on the year.
  • Junior outfielder Dorian Hairston notched his sixth two-strike hit of the year.
    • Hairston was hit by his fifth pitch of the year and the seventh of his career.
    • Hairston notched his second consecutive multi-hit game, his fifth of the year and the eighth of his career.
  • Sophomore second baseman JaVon Shelby made his team-leading 85th consecutive start.
    • Shelby drew his team-high 22nd walk of the year.
    • Shelby extended his hitting streak to a club-best seven games.
    • Shelby totaled his sixth multi-walk game of the year, tying his career high, set at No. 7 South Carolina.
    • Shelby hit his third homer of the year, tying him for the team lead, and the seventh of his career.
      • JaVon’s family has hit 40 homers in their UK careers, with his brother John Shelby (2004-06) hitting 33 in his career.
    • Shelby has 26 RBI in 2015 and 47 in his career.
  • Junior centerfielder Kyle Barrett played in his team-leading 124th career game, starting his team-best 108th contest.
    • Barrett has reached base safely in 29 of 32 games in 2015 and in 93 of his 108 career starts, or in 86 percent of his career starts.
    • Barrett now has 144 career hits, ranking 27th in UK history.
    • Barrett now has 18 two-out hits and eight two-out RBI.
    • Barrett ripped his second triple of the year and the third of his career.
    • Barrett has 18 RBI in 2015 and 51 in his career.
    • Barrett has 19 multi-hit games in 2015 and 40 in his career.
    • Barrett has four multi-RBI games and eighth in his career.
  • Junior righty Dustin Beggs made his ninth weekend start of the year.
    • Beggs has worked at least five innings in seven consecutive starts and in eight innings in his nine starts.
    • Beggs set a new career high with eight innings pitched.
  • Freshman first baseman Evan White laid down his second bunt single of the year.
    • White now has nine multi-hit games and notched his second three-hit game in 2015.
  • Sophomore rightfielder Storm Wilson hung his career-high tying third sacrifice fly of the year.
    • Wilson now has 12 RBI in 2015 and 32 in his career.
  • Junior catcher Zach Arnold notched a pair of two-out RBI, giving him three on the year and six two-out hits.
    • Arnold set a new career high with three RBI.
    • Arnold has two multi-RBI games in 2015 and four in his career.
    • Arnold hung his sixth sac fly of his career and the third of his 2015.
  • Sophomore shortstop Connor Heady was hit by his seventh, eighth and ninth pitches of the year and has 11 in his career.
    • Heady reached base six times in the game, a career-best.
  • Senior third baseman Thomas Bernal was hit by his SEC-leading 11th pitch of the year and the 37th of his career.
    • Bernal passes Antone DeJesus (2005-06) for sole possession of third place on the UK career list with his 37th HBP.
    • Bernal drew his second two-walk game of the year.
  • Freshman infielder Riley Mahan appeared in his 30th game.
    • Mahan is tied with Hairston with 10 pinch-hit at-bats.
  • Freshman righty Zach Pop appeared in his seventh career game.
  • Freshman infielder/catcher Troy Squires appeared in his 11th game.
    • Squires has four pinch-hit at-bats in 2015.