Baseball vs. No. 7 Florida -- 5/24/14 -- Post-Game Notes

May 24, 2014

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2014 Kentucky Baseball
Post-Game Notes
Kentucky vs. Florida
May 24, 2014 -- Hoover, Ala.
Hoover Met

Team Records and Notes

  • Kentucky played in its second SEC semifinal, with the first appearance coming in 2012.
  • Florida leads the all-time series 134-62-1.
    • Kentucky won three of five games in 2014.
  • Kentucky has a record of 7-4 vs. teams in the top 10 and 11-9 vs. ranked opponents.
  • UK moved to 21-30 all-time in the SEC tournament.
  • UK fell to 6-2 in neutral site games.
  • UK is 9-6 on Fridays and 8-6 in May.
  • Kentucky improved to 11-4 in its blue and white uniform combination.
  • UK is now 21-16 in day games.
  • Kentucky has hit an SEC-leading 161 two-out RBI in 2014.
  • Kentucky is 23-16 when facing a right handed starting pitcher.
  • UK is 24-8 when scoring first.
  • Kentucky will await its destination for the NCAA tournament with the selection show airing Monday at noon ET on ESPN.

Individual Notes

  • Freshman southpaw Logan Salow made the first start of his career.
    • Salow made his 22nd appearance of 2014.
    • Salow tossed 2.1 innings, allowing two runs, walking one and striking out one.
  • Junior LHP/1B  A.J. Reed   made his team-leading 113th consecutive start.
    • Reed made his first start at first base since April 1 vs. Louisville.
    • Reed has reached base safely in 54 of 58 games in 2014, including a team-high 29 straight.
    • Reed collected his SEC-leading 47th walk.
    • Reed wore his 13th hit by pitch of 2014.
  • Sophomore LF Ka’ai Tom picked up his 27th two-out hit and his 17th two-out RBI of 2014.
    • Tom inked his 18th multi-hit game of 2014.
  • Senior SS  Matt Reida  played in his 209th career game, starting 194 of them.
    • Reida moved to second base in the ninth inning, marking his first appearance there since 2011.
  • Junior 3B Max Kuhn hit his 17th and 18th doubles of 2014, giving him 27 for his career.
    • Kuhn has reached base safely in 103 of his 111 career starts, including 15 straight.
    • Kuhn picked up his team-leading 21st multi-hit game.
    • Kuhn had multiple RBI for 16th time of 2014.
    • Kuhn collected his 29th two-out hit and 26th two-out RBI.
    • Kuhn drew his 41st walk of the season.
  • Junior CF Austin Cousino had multiple RBI for the ninth time this season.
    • Cousino has reached base safely in 158 of 175 career games, including nine consecutive.
    • Cousino hung his team-leading fourth sacrifice fly.
    • Cousino picked up his 22nd two-out hit and 17th two-out RBI of 2014.
    • Cousino stole a base for the 17th time this season, the 46th of his career.
  • Senior catcher  Micheal Thomas has inked a hit in five straight games.
    • Thomas caught a runner stealing for the 15th time this year, his third of the SEC tournament.
  • Sophomore Kyle Barrett made his first start since April 25 vs. Ole Miss.
    • It marks Barrett’s first start as a designated hitter in 2014, the third of his career.
    • Barrett collected his sixth double of the season.
    • Barrett was hit by a pitch for the third time this year.
  • Sophomore Zach Arnold laid down his first sacrifice bunt of the season.
  • Sophomore reliever Taylor Martin made his 11th appearance of the season.
    • Martin inherited his second runner of 2014, not allowing him to score.
    • Martin worked 2.1 innings, walking two and striking out three.
    • Martin’s 2.1 innings equals a season-high.
  • Junior Andrew Nelson made his 18th appearance of the season, the eighth in relief.
    • Nelson inherited two runners, giving him a total of five for 2014.
  • Junior Chandler Shepherd made his 14th appearance of 2014, the fifth in relief.
    • Shepherd inherited his 10th runner of the season.
    • Shepherd picked off a runner for the second time this year.
    • Shepherd worked 2.2. innings, allowing one run and one walk, while striking out one.