Baseball vs. Auburn -- SEC Tournament -- Postgame Notes

May 19, 2015

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Auburn vs. Kentucky
Postgame Notes
May 19, 2015
Hoover Met -- Hoover, Ala. (SEC Tournament)

FINAL SCORE: Auburn 6, Kentucky 3

Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is 30-25 and Auburn is 35-22.
  • Auburn leads the all-time series between the two schools 74-43, including a 5-1 mark in neutral site meetings.
    • UK is 0-3 vs. Auburn in the SEC Tournament.
  • UK head coach Gary Henderson has a 226-176 all-time record in his seventh year.

Team Notes

  • UK made its school-record tying fourth consecutive SEC Tournament berth.
    • UK has a 21-31 all-time record in the SEC Tournament.
  • UK is 22-19 vs. a right-handed starting pitcher.
  • UK is 5-7 in May.
  • UK is 6-1 in neutral site games.
  • UK is 4-5 on Tuesdays.
  • UK is 18-15 in day games.
  • The Wildcats turned their 53rd double play of the year.
  • UK is 5-15 when its opponent scores first.

Individual Notes

  • Sophomore second baseman JaVon Shelby made his team-leading 105th consecutive start.
  • Junior leftfielder Ka’ai Tom has reached base safely in 51 of his 55 games in 2015 and in 99 of his 110 career games.
    • Tom has reached base safely in a team-high 19 consecutive games.
    • Tom has 146 hits in his career, good for 28th in UK history.
    • Tom doubled for the 29th time in his career and his team-leading 16th time in 2015.
    • Tom hit his fifth homer of the year and the ninth of his career.
    • Tom notched his eighth three-hit game and the 26th multi-hit game of his career.
  • Junior centerfielder Kyle Barrett played in his 145th career game.
    • Barrett has reached base safely in 44 of 52 starts in 2015 and in 111 of his 129 career starts.
    • Barrett has 174 hits in his career, ranking 22nd in program history.
  • Junior righty Zack Brown had his streak of scoreless innings snapped at 13 in the third inning.
    • Brown has appeared in 15 games with 14 starts in 2015 and in 34 games with 19 starts in his career.
  • Junior righty Zach Strecker appeared in his team-leading 25th game in relief.
    • Strecker has appeared in 59 games in his career.
    • Strecker has inherited 23 runners on the year, allowing only three to score.
      • In his career, Strecker has inherited 53 runners, with 16 scoring.
  • Freshman lefty Zach Logue appeared in his 19th game of the year.
  • Senior righty Spencer Jack appeared in his 20th game of the year and the 46th of his career.
  • Freshman first baseman Evan White has reached base safely in 47 of his 52 career games.