Baseball vs. No. 15 Indiana -- Postgame Notes

May 14, 2013

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GAME NOTES: UK has made errors in just three of its last 11 games ... UK turned its 56th double play of 2013 with a strike-out, throw-out double play in the first inning ... UK turned its 57th double play in the second ... UK ended the inning with a 5-4-3 double play in the fifth, its 58th double play of the year ... UK leads the all-time series with Indiana, 19-15, including an 11-8 mark in Lexington ... UK is now 8-2 in its black and white uniform combination and 22-3 the last two seasons when wearing the uni combination ... UK finishes 2013 with a 19-12 record at home, including a 13-3 record at home vs. non-league foes ... UK is now 8-10 in night games in 2013 ... UK is 7-14 against top-25 foes ... UK is now 10-8 vs. left-handed starting pitching ... UK improves to 5-3 on Tuesday’s ... UK is now 21-9 when scoring first and 8-6 when scoring in the first inning ... UK is now 18-10 when hitting at least one homer ... UK has now won 86 consecutive games when holding an eighth-inning lead, dating back to 2011 ... Since closer Trevor Gott came to UK, the Wildcats are 88-1.

  • Junior second baseman J.T. Riddle made his team-leading 117th consecutive start.
  • Senior Jerad Grundy made his 13th start of the year and the 29th start of his career in his home finale.
    • Grundy worked his sixth quality start of 2013 and the 12th of his two-year career.
  • Freshman Zack Storm made his third career start, his first since April 13.
    • Storm laid down his first career sac bunt.
  • Junior catcher Micheal Thomas erased his 10th runner trying to steal in the first inning.
    • Thomas and Grundy combined to erase the lead runner trying to steal home in the third.
  • Freshman Kyle Barrett extended his hitting streak to 15 games with a first-inning single.
  • Sophomore Max Kuhn stole his seventh base of the year.
    • Kuhn had his 12th multi-hit game of the year.
  • Junior Matt Reida notched his 14th and 15th two-out hits of the year.
    • Reida extended his hitting streak to seven games.
    • Reida stole his fourth base of 2013.
    • Reida notched his 10th two-out RBI.
    • Reida tied his career-high with three hits.
  • Sophomore A.J. Reed hit his team-high 13th homer of the year.
    • It marks the most homers for a UK player since 2008 when Sawyer Carroll and Collin Cowgill hit 19 homers.
    • Reed homered in consecutive games for the first time since March 1 and March 2 vs. Akron.
    • Reed hit two homers in a span of three at bats from Sunday-Tuesday.
    • Reed notched his team-leading 20th two-out hit and his 20th two-out RBI.
    • UK is now 7-6 when Reed homers.
  • Junior Micheal Thomas was hit by his 18th pitch of the year.
    • Thomas hit his third homer of the year and his first in 54 at bats.
    • It was Thomas’ first homer since March 17 at Florida.
    • Thomas erased his 10th runner trying to steal in the first inning.
    • Thomas and Grundy combined to erase the lead runner trying to steal home in the third.
    • UK is now 3-0 when Thomas homers.
  • Senior Walter Wijas made his team-high 26th appearance of the year.
  • Sophomore Austin Cousino stole his 13th base of the year.
  • Junior Trevor Gott recorded his school-record 12th save of the year and the 23rd of his three-year career, the most in UK career history.
    • Gott has saved 12-of-15 chances in 2013 and 23-of-27 in his career.
    • In Gott’s 23 career saves, he has a 0.37 ERA, allowing just one earned run in 24.2 innings pitched, striking out 37.