Baseball vs. No. 24 Alabama -- 5/20/14 -- Post-Game Notes

May 20, 2014

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2014 Kentucky Baseball
Post-Game Notes
Kentucky vs. Alabama
May 20, 2014 -- Hoover, Ala.
Hoover Met

Team Records and Notes

  • Kentucky made its 14th appearance in the Southeastern Conference Tournament.
    • It marks the third consecutive trip to Hoover for UK.
  • UK moves to 19-29 all-time in the SEC tournament.
  • Alabama leads the all-time series 59-38.
  • UK is 6-3 on Tuesdays and 6-5 in May.
  • Kentucky improves to 5-3 in its blue and grey uniform combination.
  • UK is now 20-15 in day games.
  • UK turned its 52nd double play of the year.
  • UK is 28-2 when out-hitting its opponent.
  • Kentucky is 22-15 when facing a right handed starting pitcher.
  • Kentucky has hit an SEC-leading 159 two-out RBI in 2014.
  • UK is 23-7 when scoring first.
  • UK’s elimination-game win was its first in the SEC Tournament since 1996, breaking a string of seven consecutive elimination-game losses.
  • Kentucky will continue action against Florida in the second round of the SEC tournament on Wednesday, May 21 with the first pitch set for 5:30 p.m. ET.

Individual Notes

  • Junior LHP/1B  A.J. Reed  made his 15th start on the mound this year.
    • Reed made his team-leading 110th consecutive start.
    • Reed worked five innings, allowed one run and struck out two.
    • Reed’s 11 wins in 2014 place him third in UK history.
    • Reed’s 18 career victories tie him with Doug Sutton for 10th in UK history.
    • Reed has notched a win in each of his last four starts.
    • Reed has reached base safely in 51 of 55 games in 2014, including a team-high 26 straight.
    • Reed hit his 15th double of the year, the 32nd of his career.
    • Reed collected his 12th multi-walk game of the season.
  • Senior SS  Matt Reida  played in his 207th career game, starting in 193 of them.
    • Reida hit his second sacrifice fly of 2014.
    • Reida notched his 10th multi-hit game of the year.
    • Cousino collected his 21st two-out hit and 16th two-out RBI of 2014.
    • Cousino laid down his fourth sacrifice bunt of the season.
  • Senior catcher  Micheal Thomas hit his ninth double of 2014, the 15th of his career.
    • Thomas collected his 24th two-out hit.
  • Junior 3B  Max Kuhn  has reached base safely in 100 of his 108 career starts, including 12 straight.
  • Freshman RF  Storm Wilson  has reached base safely in 17 straight games.
    • Wilson has plated a hit in 13 of his last 14 games.
    • Wilson had multiple hits for the eighth time of his career.
  • Junior 1B Thomas Bernal has reached base safely in 11 consecutive games.
    • Bernal was hit by two pitches, giving him a total of 16 for the season.
  • Freshman JaVon Shelby has reached base safely in 12 straight games.
    • Shelby had multiple hits for the 11th time of his career.
  • Junior right hander Andrew Nelson made his 17th appearance of 2014, his seventh in relief.
    • In his last three appearances Nelson has tossed 11 shutout innings, allowing seven hits, while striking out seven.
    • Nelson has worked 12.2 innings, allowing two earned runs and nine hits while striking out six vs. Alabama this season.
    • Nelson captured the first save of his career with his four inning, two-hit performance.