Baseball Postgame Notes vs. Vandy -- 5/7/11
Team Records and Series Notes
Kentucky moves to 21-26 overall and 5-18 in the SEC in 2011, while Vanderbilt improves to 39-6 on the season and 18-5 in conference play.
Kentucky now has an all-time record of 140-130-5 vs. Vanderbilt. The Wildcats are 71-48-1 against the Commodores in games played in Lexington.
UK head coach Gary Henderson is now 80-77 in his coaching career.
The Wildcats are now 1660-1429-25 in NCAA play all-time.
Team Game Notes
Kentucky allowed six or more runs in one inning for the sixth time this season.
Taylor Black, Chad Wright, and Braden Kapteyn continued to be the only Wildcats to start all 47 games this season for UK.
The Wildcats drew four walks in the ninth inning, including three straight to start the frame.
The Cats are now 4-7 against ranked opponents in 2011.
UK is now 5-6 in conference games played at home.
The Wildcats are 18-8 at Cliff Hagan Stadium in 2011.
UK is now 5-8 when facing a starting left-handed pitcher.
Kentucky's next game is Sunday afternoon as the Cats conclude their three-game series against No. 1 Vanderbilt. The game will begin at 1 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 12:45 p.m.
Individual Game Notes
Chad Wright extended his hitting streak to nine straight games with his fifth home run of the season in the sixth inning.
o Has reached base safely in 24 straight games.
o It was Wright's third home run this season against an SEC team.
o It was Wright's 11th career home run.
o A single in the eighth made Wright the only Wildcat to record more than one hit in a game against Vanderbilt this season.
o He drove in his 31st run of the season with an infield single in the ninth.
Taylor Black started his 84th straight game at shortstop which is a team-high for most consecutive games started at one position.
Thomas McCarthy recorded a hit for the second straight game and the fourth time in his past five games.
o Finished the night 1-for-3 with a walk.
Corey Littrell started for the Wildcats and finished with three strikeouts.
o He is now tied for second on the team with 43 strikeouts this season.
o Littrell pitched five innings, allowed nine hits and seven runs.
Nick Kennedy made his eighth relief appearance of the season.
o Kennedy allowed more than one run for the first time this season.
o He allowed three runs on five hits in one and one-third innings of work.
Braden Kapteyn made his 13 pitching appearance of the season.
o He allowed one hit while pitching two and one-third innings of scoreless relief.
o Kapteyn struck out three and did not walk a batter.
o It was Kapteyn's eighth relief appearance of the season without yielding a run.
Luke Maile recorded UK's first hit of the game in the bottom of the third inning.
Michael Williams was hit by a pitch for the fourth time this season.
TJ Daugherty pinch hit in the ninth inning.
o He drew his second walk of the season.
o He scored his second run of the season.