Baseball vs. Western Kentucky -- 4/14/15

April 14, 2015

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Western Kentucky at Kentucky
Cliff Hagan Stadium
April 14, 2015

FINAL SCORE: Western Kentucky 5, Kentucky 3 (10 innings)

Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is 19-16 and Western Kentucky is 17-16.
  • UK head coach Gary Henderson has a 215-167 all-time record in his seventh year.
  • UK leads the all-time series with Western Kentucky, 32-28, including a 19-14 mark in Lexington.
  • Kentucky will return to action on Thursday, opening a home series with Tennessee at 7 p.m. on the SEC Network.

Team Notes

  • UK is 14-7 in non-conference play.
  • UK is 3-6 in night games.
  • UK is 14-11 vs. right-handed starting pitching.
  • UK is 8-6 at Cliff Hagan Stadium.
  • UK is 4-4 in midweek non-conference games.
  • Kentucky has scored 33 runs in the first inning in 2015, its most of any frame on the year.
  • UK is 15-5 when scoring first and 9-5 when scoring in the first inning.
  • UK is 5-5 when its opponent hits a home run.
  • UK is 5-2 in one-run games and 7-4 in one or two-run games.
  • UK is 4-2 in white uniforms.
  • UK is 2-3 on Tuesdays.
  • UK is playing in its fifth extra-inning game of the year, with UK owning a 3-2 record in extras.
  • UK has a 22-21 record in extra-inning games since 2003.

Individual Notes

  • Sophomore second baseman JaVon Shelby made his team-leading 87th consecutive start.
    • Shelby drew his team-leading 26th walk to extend his reach base safely streak to nine games.
  • Junior centerfielder Kyle Barrett played in his team-leading 126th career game, starting his team-best 110th contest.
    • Barrett has now reached base safely in 30 of 34 games in 2015 and in 96 of his 109 career starts.
    • Barrett’s eight-pitch at-bat to open the game was his 15th two-strike hit of the year, equaling him for the team lead.
    • Barrett now has 146 hits in his career, ranking 27th in UK history.
  • Senior righty Andrew Nelson made his first start of the year and the 11th of his two-year career.
    • Nelson worked a season-high three innings, allowing one run on three hits and no walks, striking out one.
      • It was Nelson’s longest outing since working 4.1 in the NCAA Tournament opener in 2014 vs. Kansas.
  • Sophomore rightfielder Storm Wilson hung his seventh sacrifice fly and the fourth of the year.
  • Junior leftfielder Ka’ai Tom stole his 12th base in as many attempts in 2015 and is 26-of-30 in his career.
    • With his 121st career hit, Tom passed Thomas Bernal (2012-15) for 36th in UK history.
    • Tom ripped his 11th double of the year and the 24th of the year.
    • Tom has 18 multi-hit games in 2015 and 37 in his career.
  • Junior lefty Dylan Dwyer made his 11th appearance of the year and the 39th of his career.
  • Junior outfielder Dorian Hairston drove in his 11th run of the year and has 19 RBI in his career.
  • Junior righty Zach Strecker tied for the team lead with his 14th relief appearance.
    • Strecker has a team-high 49 relief outings in his career.
  • Junior catcher Zach Arnold notched his fifth multi-hit game of 2015.
  • Freshman first baseman Evan White notched his 10th multi-hit game of the year.
  • Sophomore centerfielder Marcus Carson doubled for the third time in 2015 and the fifth time in his career.
  • Sophomore lefty Logan Salow appeared in his 13th game of the year and the 36th of his career.
  • Senior righty Spencer Jack appeared in his 14th game of the year and the 40th of his career.
  • Freshman lefty Brad Schaenzer appeared in his 10th game of the year.