Baseball vs. Georgia -- 5/8/15 -- Postgame Notes

May 8, 2015

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KENTUCKY BASEBALL
Georgia at Kentucky
Postgame Notes
May 8, 2015
Cliff Hagan Stadium -- Lexington, Ky.

FINAL SCORE: Kentucky 6, Georgia 2

Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is 27-21, with a 12-12 record in the Southeastern Conference. Georgia is 22-26, 7-17 in the SEC.
  • Georgia leads the all-time series, 127-91-1, including a 48-44-1 record in games played in Lexington.  
  • UK head coach Gary Henderson has a 223-172 all-time record in his seventh year.
  • The series will resume on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Cliff Hagan Stadium, with a broadcast on SEC Network+, with Dick Gabriel and Keith Madison calling the action.

Team Notes

  • Kentucky turned its 45th double play of the year in the second inning.
  • UK is 7-4 in its all-white uniform combination.
  • UK is 14-9 at Cliff Hagan Stadium.
  • UK is 7-5 vs. SEC foes at home.
  • UK is 19-16 vs. a right-handed starting pitcher.
  • UK is 7-4 on Fridays.
  • UK is 2-3 in May.
  • UK is 10-10 in night games.
  • UK is 22-7 when scoring first.
  • UK turned its 46th double play of 2015 in the seventh inning.
  • UK turned its 47th double play of the year in the eighth inning.

Individual Notes

  • Sophomore second baseman JaVon Shelby made his team-leading 99th consecutive start.
    • Shelby has reached base safely in 44 of his 48 games in 2015.
    • Shelby has 102 hits in his career, ranking 42nd in UK history.
  • Junior leftfielder Ka'ai Tom has reached base safely in 44 of his 48 games in 2015 and in 92 of his 103 career games.
    • Tom has reached base safely in a team-high 12 consecutive games.
    • Tom belted his fourth home run of the year and the seventh of his career.
    • Tom has a team-leading 46 RBI on the year.
    • Tom has 135 hits in his career, ranking 29th in UK history.
  • Freshman first baseman Evan White has reached base safely in 43 of his 45 career games.
    • White laid down his first career sacrifice bunt.
  • Senior third baseman Thomas Bernal has played in 138 games in his career with 110 starts.
    • Bernal laid down his third sac bunt of the year and the 10th of his career.
  • Junior centerfielder Kyle Barrett played in his team-leading 138th career game.
    • Barrett has reached base safely in 38 of 46 games in 2015 and in 105 of his 123 career starts.
    • Barrett has 161 hits in his career, passing Billy Grace (2004-07) for 23rd in UK history, tying Matt Reida (2011-14).
    • Barrett has 24 multi-hit games in 2015 and 47 in his career.
      • Barrett tied his career high with four hits, done three times in 2015.  
    • Barrett doubled for the 12th time in 2015 and the 22nd time in his career.
    • Barrett has 24 two-out hits.
  • Sophomore righty Zack Brown made his 12th start of the year in his 13th appearance.
    • Brown appeared in his 32nd career game and made his 17th career start.
    • Brown is 5-6 in his career.
    • UK is 6-5 in Brown's starts.
    • Brown has worked at least six innings in eight consecutive starts.
    • Brown has worked at least six innings in 10 of his 12 starts on the year.
  • Sophomore rightfielder Storm Wilson was plunked by his 10th pitch of the year and the 25th of his career.
    • Wilson passed Luke Maile (2010-12) for 11th in UK history with 25 HBPs.
    • Wilson collected his eighth multi-hit game of the year and the 17th of his career.
  • Junior catcher Greg Fettes extended his hitting streak to a season-high four games.
  • Junior outfielder Dorian Hairston belted his fourth homer of the year.
    • Hairston now has seven two-out hits and six two-out RBI on the year.
    • Hairston has five multi-RBI games on the year and eight on his career.
  • Sophomore southpaw Logan Salow appeared in his 21st game of the year and the 44th of his career.
    • Salow has inherited 22 runners on the year, allowing eight to score.
      • Salow has inherited 45 runners in his two seasons, allowing 11 to score.
  • Junior righty Zach Strecker appeared in his team-high 22nd game of the year and the 56th of his career.
    • Strecker picked up his first career save and the 11th of the year for UK.
    • Strecker inherited two runners, not allowing them to score.
      • He has now inherited 21 runners on the year, allowing only three to score.
  • Sophomore shortstop Connor Heady notched his ninth two-out hit of the year.