Baseball at No. 5 Florida -- 4/24/15 -- Postgame Notes

April 24, 2015

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KENTUCKY BASEBALL
Kentucky at Florida
Postgame Notes
April 24, 2015
Cliff Hagan Stadium -- Lexington, Ky.

FINAL SCORE: Kentucky 3, No. 5 Florida 0

Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is 24-16, 9-9 in the SEC. Florida is 32-11, 12-7 SEC.
  • Florida leads the all-time series 132-62-1, including a 63-20 mark in games played in Gainesville.
    • UK has won six of the last eight meetings.
    • UK hadn’t won a series opener at Florida since 2007.
  • UK coach Gary Henderson has a 220-167 all-time record in his seventh year.
    • Henderson is 10-11 in his career vs. Florida.
  • The series will resume on Saturday at 7 p.m. at McKethan Stadium.

Team Notes

  • Kentucky is 20-5 when scoring first.
  • The Wildcats turned their 41st double play of the year in the bottom of the fifth inning.
  • UK is 6-10 on the road.
  • UK is 7-6 in night games.
  • UK is 17-11 vs. a RHSP
  • UK is 3-1 in shutouts
  • UK is 6-3 on Fridays.
  • UK is 6-3 when not committing an error.
  • UK is 3-6 vs. top 10 and 6-9 vs. a top-25 team.
  • Under coach Gary Henderson , UK is 193-8 when staked to an eighth-inning lead and is 21-1 in 2015.
  • Under Henderson, UK has 18 wins over top-five foes, 26 wins over top-10 opponents and 58 wins over top-25 foes.

Individual Notes

  • Sophomore second baseman JaVon Shelby made his team-leading 92nd consecutive start.
    • With his fourth career triple in the first inning, and second of 2015, Shelby has reached base safely in 14 consecutive games.
  • Junior centerfielder Kyle Barrett played in his team-high 131st career game, starting his 115th contest.
    • Barrett has reached base safely in 35 of 39 games in 2015 and in 102 of his 115 career starts.
    • Barrett has 22 two-out hits on the year.
    • Barrett has a six-game hitting streak.
  • Sophomore righty Zack Brown made his 10th start of the year and the 26th of his career.
    • UK has a 6-4 record in Brown’s starts.
    • Brown has worked at least six innings in six consecutive starts.
    • Brown’s scoreless streak stands at 15.1 after the seven shutout frames.
    • Brown has worked into the sixth inning in nine consecutive starts.
    • Brown worked his sixth quality start of the year.
  • Freshman first baseman Evan White extended his hitting streak to a club-high eight games and has reached base safely in nine straight.
    • White has 15 two-out hits on the year.
  • Junior leftfielder Ka’ai Tom has 25 two-out hits and 21 two-out RBI on the year.
  • Junior outfielder Dorian Hairston collected his fifth two-out hit and third two-out RBI of the year.
  • Junior righty Zach Strecker appeared in his team-high 18th game of the year and the 52nd of his career.
  • Senior righty Spencer Jack appeared in his 16th game and the 42nd of his career.
  • Sophomore lefty Logan Salow appeared in his 16th game of the year and the 39th of his career.
    • Salow picked up his second save in 2015 and the third of his career.