Baseball vs. Tennessee -- 4/18/15 -- Postgame Notes

April 18, 2015

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KENTUCKY BASEBALL
Tennessee at Kentucky
Postgame Notes
April 18, 2015
Cliff Hagan Stadium -- Lexington, Ky.

FINAL SCORE: Kentucky 5, Tennessee 3

Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is 22-16 and 8-9 in the Southeastern Conference. Tennessee is 15-20, 5-13 in the SEC.
  • UK coach Gary Henderson has a 218-167 all-time record in his seventh year.
    • UK has a 12-9 record under Henderson against Tennessee.
  • Tennessee leads the all-time series, 164-146, with UK holding a 76-70 mark in games played in Lexington.
    • UK swept Tennessee in Lexington in a three-game series for the first time in program history.
    • UK’s sweep over UT was its first since 2008 in Knoxville.
  • UK swept its first SEC series since blanking Alabama in 2012 in Lexington.
  • Kentucky will return to action on Tuesday, playing host to Xavier at 6:30 p.m. at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

Team Notes

  • Kentucky turned its 38th double play of the year in the fourth inning.
  • UK is 11-5 when scoring in the first inning and 18-5 when scoring first.
  • The Wildcats hit back to back homers for the first time since AJ Reed and Cameron Flynn vs. Wright State in 2012.
  • UK is 10-4 when hitting a home run.
  • Kentucky is 8-5 on Saturdays.
  • UK is 17-10 in day games
  • UK is 3-2 in black and white uniforms.
  • UK is 7-5 vs. a left-handed starting pitcher.
  • UK is 11-6 at Cliff Hagan Stadium.
  • UK is 5-3 in home SEC games.
  • Under coach Gary Henderson , UK is 191-8 (96%) when staked to an eighth-inning lead.

Individual Notes

  • Sophomore second baseman JaVon Shelby made his team-leading 90th consecutive start.
    • Shelby has now reached base safely in a team-high 12 games.
    • Shelby belted his career-high fifth homer of the year and the ninth of his career.
      • In the career of JaVon and John Shelby (2004-06), the Shelby family has cranked 41 homers for Kentucky.
  • Junior centerfielder Kyle Barrett played in his team-high 129th career game, starting his 113th contest.
    • Barrett has reached base safely in 33 of 37 games in 2015 and in 99 of his 112 career starts.
    • Barrett doubled for the 10th time in 2015 and the 20th time in his career.
  • Senior righty Andrew Nelson made his second start of the year and the week, also marking his 12th career start.
    • It marked Nelson’s second career week with two starts, also pulling the midweek-weekend double start in 2014.
    • Nelson worked a season high 4.1 innings.
  • Freshman first baseman Evan White extended his team-long hitting streak to six games with his eighth double of the year.
    • White notched his 13th multi-hit game.
  • Junior leftfielder Ka’ai Tom doubled for the team-leading 12th time of the year and the 25th time in his career.
    • Tom notched his 19th multi-hit game of the year and the 38th of his career.
    • Tom hit his third homer of the year and the fifth of his career.
    • Tom new a new career high with 42 RBI on the year, eclipsing the 41 he drove in in 2014.
    • Tom has 13 multi-RBI games in 2015 and 22 in his career.
  • Junior rightfielder Dorian Hairston was hit by his sixth pitch of the year and the eighth of his career.
    • In gunning out a runner at first base to end the seventh, Hairston recorded his first career outfield assist.
    • Hairston doubled for the fifth time in 2015 and sixth time in his career.
    • Hairston notched his seventh multi-hit game of the year and the 10th of his career.
  • Freshman southpaw Zach Logue appeared in his 13th game of the year.
    • Over his last two outings, at Arkansas and vs. Tennessee, Logue has worked 7.1 innings, allowing six hits and two runs.
  • Sophomore lefty Logan Salow appeared in his 15th game of the year and the 38th of his career.
    • Salow has inherited 12 runners in 2015, allowing five to score.
      • Salow has allowed only eight of 35 inherited runners to score in his career.
  • Senior right-hander Spencer Jack picked up his fifth save of the year and the ninth of his career.
    • Jack passed Braden Kapteyn (2009-11), Aaron Lovett (2007-08) and Adam Shadburne (1993-96) for sole possession of 10th in UK career history with nine saves.
    • Jack has appeared in 15 games in 2015 and 41 in his career.
  • Junior righty Zach Strecker appeared in his team-high 16th game of the year.
    • Strecker leads the team with 50 career relief appearances.