Baseball at Georgia -- 5/16/14 -- Post-Game Notes

May 16, 2014

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2014 Kentucky Baseball
Post-Game Notes
Kentucky at Georgia
May 16, 2014 -- Athens, Ga.
Foley Field

Team Records and Notes

  • Kentucky improved to 32-21, 14-15 SEC. Georgia dropped to 25-28-1, 10-18-1 SEC.
  • Georgia leads the all-time series 127-92-1, including a 65-36 record in Athens.
    • UK has now won four consecutive series meetings with Georgia.
  • Kentucky held its opponent scoreless in back to back games for the first time this season.
  • It marks the first time in school history that UK has shutout Georgia in consecutive games.
  • UK is 10-6 on Saturdays and 5-4 in May.
  • Kentucky moves to 4-3 in its all-grey uniform combination.
  • UK is now 13-7 in night games.
  • Kentucky produced double-digit runs for the 17th time this season.
  • Kentucky moves to 21-15 when facing a right handed starting pitcher.
  • UK is 23-12 when hitting at least one home run.
  • Kentucky is now 22-7 when scoring first.
  • UK has outscored Georgia 23-0 over two games
  • The win marked the second consecutive series win for the Wildcats, who claimed the three-game set vs. Auburn last weekend.
  • With shutouts in consecutive games, it marked a first time for UK since shutouts vs. Ole Miss and Tennessee Tech in 2000. The last time UK had shutouts in consecutive games vs. SEC teams was vs. Florida in 1974 and Vanderbilt in 1976.
  • Over its last four games, UK has totaled a 1.82 ERA in 39.2 innings. UK’s bullpen has notched a 1.59 ERA during that stretch, working 22.2 innings.
  • Kentucky will conclude its series with Georgia on Saturday, May 16 with the first pitch set for 1 p.m. ET. This will mark the end of the regular season for the Wildcats.

Individual Notes

  • Sophomore right hander Kyle Cody made his fourth start of 2014.
    • It marked Cody’s first start since March 1 vs. Eastern Michigan.
    • Cody worked 4.1 innings, allowing no runs and only two hits.
  • Junior LHP/1B  A.J. Reed  cranked his NCAA-leading 22nd home run, giving him 39 for his career.
    • Reed made his team-leading 108th consecutive start.
    • Reed has reached base safely in 49 of 53 games in 2014, including 24 straight.
    • Reed notched his team-leading 19th multi-RBI game of the year.
    • Reed’s 163 career RBI place him second in UK history.
    • Reed hit his seventh career sacrifice fly, the second this season.
    • Reed’s 22 homers mark the third-most in UK single-season history and is just one shy of the record.
    • Reed has 68 RBI in 2014, the fifth-best total in UK single-season history.
  • Senior SS  Matt Reida  played in his 205th career game, tying him with Jay Tedesco and Jeff Michael for seventh in UK history.
    • Reida has started 190 games in his career, placing him seventh in UK history
  • Junior CF Austin Cousino hit his 14th double of the season, giving him 46 for his career.
    • Cousino has produced a hit in four straight games.
  • Senior catcher  Micheal Thomas had multiple walks for the fifth time this season.
    • Thomas wore his eighth hit by pitch this season, the 26th of his career.
  • Junior 3B  Max Kuhn  hit his seventh homer of 2014.
    • Kuhn has reached base safely in 98 of his 106 career starts.
    • Kuhn owned his 18th multi-hit game and 14th multi-RBI game.
    • Kuhn hit his team-leading 16th double of 2014.
    • Kuhn has inked a hit in six straight games.
    • Kuhn has reached base safely in 10 consecutive games.
  • Freshman RF  Storm Wilson  has reached base safely in 15 straight games.
  • Sophomore LF Ka’ai Tom extended his hitting streak to 11 games.
    • Tom collected his 16th career multi-hit game, his sixth three-hit game.
    • Tom hit his 10th double of 2014.
  • Junior 1B Thomas Bernal has reached base safely in nine consecutive games.
    • Bernal was hit by a pitch for the 14th time this season.
  • Freshman JaVon Shelby has reached base safely in 10 straight games.
    • Shelby has inked a hit in six consecutive contests.
  • Junior reliever Andrew Nelson made his 16th appearance of 2014, his 10th of SEC play.
    • Nelson inherited two runners, not allowing either to score.
    • Nelson picked up his first career SEC victory.