UK Baseball vs. No. 1 Vanderbilt -- Postgame Notes
Team Records and Series Notes
Kentucky improves their record to 21-25 overall and 5-17 in the SEC in 2011, while Vanderbilt falls to 38-6 on the season and 17-5 in conference play.
Kentucky now has an all-time record of 140-129-5 vs. Vanderbilt. The Wildcats are 71-47-1 against the Commodores in games played in Lexington.
The Cats have now won four of their last five home games.
UK head coach Gary Henderson is now 80-76 in his coaching career.
The Wildcats are now 1660-1428-25 in NCAA play all-time.
Team Game Notes
The last time Kentucky played the No. 1 ranked team was April 15, 2007. The Cats beat Vanderbilt 8-6 that day at home.
UK's four hits on Friday were the fewest by the Cats in a victory this season.
Kentucky picked up its second win of the season when being out-hit (2-20).
Vanderbilt did not have a runner reach second base until the seventh inning.
The Cats are now 4-6 against ranked opponents in 2011.
UK now has a 15-6 record when scoring first in 2011.
UK is now 5-5 in conference games played at home.
The Wildcats are now 18-7 at Cliff Hagan Stadium in 2011.
Kentucky is now 3-8 this season when playing on Friday.
Taylor Black, Chad Wright, and Braden Kapteyn continued to be the only Wildcats to start all 46 games this season for UK.
UK is now 16-18 when facing a starting right-handed pitcher.
Kentucky improves to 8-9 during night games.
Kentucky's next game is Saturday night as the Cats continue their three-game series against No. 1 Vanderbilt. The game will begin at 6:30 p.m. The voice of UK Baseball, Neil Price will be calling the game on WLAP 630-AM and streamed live on UKathletics.com. Coverage will begin at 6:25 p.m.
Individual Game Notes
Alex Meyer pitched his fourth complete game and second complete game shutout of the season while improving his record to 5-5 in 2011.
o Meyer struck out five batters and is now three strikeouts away from tying for fifth place on UK's all-time strikeout list.
o Meyer struck out the first three batters of the game.
o Entering the game, opponents had hit .253 against Meyer with runners in scoring position. On Friday night Vanderbilt was 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position.
Thomas McCarthy hit his fifth home run of the season in the second inning.
o McCarthy had a sac-bunt in the seventh that led to UK's second run of the game.
o Finished the night 1-for-2 with a run and an RBI.
Chad Wright extended his hitting streak to eight straight games with his 12th double of the season in the third inning.
o Has reached base safely in 23 straight games.
Braden Kapteyn scored his team-best 39th run of the season.
o Finished the night 1-for-3.
Neiko Johnson recorded his fourth outfield assist of the season.
Michael Williams threw out his 15th base runner of the season.
Taylor Black started his 83rd straight game at shortstop which is a team-high for most consecutive games started at one position.