Baseball at Missouri -- Postgame Notes -- 5/16/15

May 16, 2015

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KENTUCKY BASEBALL
Kentucky at Missouri
Postgame Notes
May 16, 2015
Taylor Stadium -- Columbia, Mo.

FINAL SCORE: Kentucky 8, Missouri 2

Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is 30-24, 14-15 in the Southeastern Conference. Missouri is 29-26, 15-15 in the SEC.
  • The all-time series is tied 5-5. .
  • UK head coach Gary Henderson has a 226-175 all-time record in his seventh year.
  • The Wildcats will return to action on Tuesday in the opening round of the SEC Tournament.

Team Notes

  • UK is 9-13 on the road in 2015 and 7-8 on the road in the SEC.
  • UK is 22-18 vs. a right-handed starting pitcher.
  • UK is 5-6 in May.
  • UK is 14-7 when scoring in the first inning and 25-10 when scoring first.
  • Kentucky turned its 52nd double play of the year.
  • UK tried to steal home on a straight steal for the first time on the year.
  • UK won three SEC road series for the first time since 2012, a school record.

Individual Notes

  • Sophomore second baseman JaVon Shelby made his team-leading 104th consecutive start.
    • Shelby doubled for the 12th time in 2015 and the 18th time in his career.
    • Shelby has reached base safely in 50 of his 54 games in 2015.
    • Shelby has 107 hits in his career, tying him with Micheal Thomas (2011-14) for 41st in UK history.
    • Shelby has 20 two-out hits and 19 two-out RBI.
    • Shelby hit his ninth home run of the year and the 13th of his career.
      • Between his brother John Shelby (2004-06), the Shelby family have combined for 46 home runs in his careers.
  • Junior leftfielder Ka’ai Tom has reached base safely in 50 of his 54 games in 2015 and in 98 of his 109 career games.
    • Tom has reached base safely in a team-high 18 consecutive games.
    • Tom has 144 hits in his career, passing Sean Coughlin (2006-07) for 28th in UK history.
    • Tom doubled for the 14th and 15th times on the year and has 28 in his career.
    • Tom hung his sixth sac fly of the year and the eighth of his career.
  • Junior centerfielder Kyle Barrett played in his 144th career game.
    • Barrett has reached base safely in 43 of 51 starts in 2015 and in 110 of his 128 career starts.
    • Barrett has 171 hits in his career, ranking 22nd in program history.
    • Barrett was hit by his second pitch of the year.
    • Barrett collected his 26th multi-hit game of 2015 and the 49th of his career.
      • Barrett tied his career high with his fourth four-hit game of the year.
      • Barrett reached in all five trips to the plate.
  • Freshman first baseman Evan White has reached base safely in 46 of his 51 career games.
    • White has 28 RBI on the year and five multi-RBI games.
    • White has 20 multi-hit games.
    • White belted his second homer of the year.
  • Junior righty Kyle Cody made his 14th appearance in his 12th start of the year.
    • UK is 6-6 when Cody starts.
    • Cody appeared in his 47th career game with his 28th start.
    • Cody worked his fifth quality start of the year.
    • Cody has allowed only one run over his last two starts, a span of 15 innings.
  • Freshman third baseman Riley Mahan made his first start since May 6 vs. No. 2 Louisville.
    • Mahan doubled for the fifth time, snapping a 0-for-18 stretch.
    • Mahan charted his fifth multi-hit game of the year.
  • Junior catcher Greg Fettes was plunked by his fifth pitch of the year.
  • Junior Dorian Hairston stole his fifth base of the year.
  • Junior righty Zach Strecker appeared in his 24th game of the year and the 58th in his career.
  • Sophomore southpaw Logan Salow appeared in his 23d game of the year and the 46th of his career.
    • Salow has inherited 24 runners on the year, allowing nine to score.
      • Salow has inherited 47 runners in his career, allowing 12 to score.
      • Salow has worked eight consecutive scoreless outings.
  • Junior righty Bo Wilson appeared in his 10th game of the year.
    • Wilson has inherited four runners on the year, allowing one to score.
    • Wilson earned his first career save.