Barrett, Tom, White Homer in Friday's Scrimmage
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Home runs from junior outfielders Kyle Barrett and Ka’ai Tom, and an opposite-field blast from freshman first baseman Evan White highlighted a seven-inning Kentucky baseball fall scrimmage, on Friday afternoon at Cliff Hagan Stadium.
A right-handed hitting product of Gahanna, Ohio, White got the scoring started in the top of the first inning, belting a 0-2 pitch over the rightfield fence with one out. A 6-foot-3, 180-pounder, White finished with a 2-for-4 game, adding a double off the 30-foot wall in rightfield. A first-team All-Southeastern Conference selection in 2014, Tom finished 1-for-3 with a line-drive homer over the rightfield fence. A 2013 freshman All-SEC honoree, Barrett added a 2-for-5 game with a single and a homer over the right-centerfield fence.
Catchers Greg Fettes and Zach Arnold each tallied hits, with Bryce Bastien, Riley Mahan, Connor Heady, Troy Squires, Tyler Marshall and Colli Currie each notching hits. Marcus Carson went 2-for-4 with a walk and a double.
Taylor Martin and Zach Logue each started on the mound, with Jared Proctor and Brad Schaenzer each working in relief for Blue. Blake Oyler and Zach Strecker each worked in relief for Black.
Kentucky will scrimmage on Saturday at approximately 9 a.m. ET before UK’s football kickoff at Noon with Louisiana-Monroe. UK will then conclude the weekend with a 12:30 p.m. first pitch on Sunday at Cliff Hagan Stadium.
Available parking for Saturday and Sunday will be in Parking Structure #7 for $2.00/hr, maximum of $16.00 per visit. On Saturday, due to the football game, Parking Structure #7 is only available to football permits. Non-permitted, free parking options are in Structure’s #2, #3 & #6. Parking Structure #2 is located next to WT Young Library and is about a five-minute walk to The Cliff.