Freshman Kyle Barrett Goes Career-High 3-for-5; Trevor Gott Gets Ninth Save in Wild Final Frame
SEC Academic Honor Roll (2011)
Outlook In his fourth year on campus as a redshirt junior catcher ... Has a strong frame and has a good understanding of the UK pitching attack after four seasons under coach Gary Henderson and catching coordinator Keith Vorhoff ... Earned the No. 3 catching role in 2012, behind veterans Luke Maile and Michael Williams.
Summer Played in the New England Collegiate Baseball League for the Danbury Westerners ... Batted .171 (13-for-76) in 30 games, with two homers, six RBI, a stolen base and a 9-32 walk-strikeout ratio ... Hit homers on back-to-back games on Aug. 7-8.
2012 Played in 21 games with one start ... Batted .250 (5-for-20) with six runs, three doubles, one homer and four RBI ... Had a 2-7 walk-strikeout ratio ... Played in seven games off the bench, going 0-for-7 in SEC play ... Got first career hit as a home run vs. UIC on March 4 ... Made first career start vs. Marshall, scoring three runs and going 1-for-2 with a double and two walks ... Collected a double and a run vs. Canisius ... Had three at bats off the bench vs. Dayton, going 2-for-3 with a double ... Went hitless in his final 10 at bats, functioning as a pinch hitter in his final 10 appearances.
2011 Served as UK's fourth catcher in 2011, behind starters Luke Maile and Michael Williams and senior T.J. Daugherty ... Played in seven games off the bench ... Had six at bats, walking once and striking out four times ... During the summer played for the Lexington Hustlers in the Great Lakes League, the inaugural season for the Hustlers organization, which was run by former UK reliever Adam Revelette ... Played in 25 games with 21 starts, batting .184 (14-for-76) with one double, one homer and 12 RBI ... Drew eight walks, got hit by four pitches and struck out 33 times ... Stole one base in one attempt.
2010 Redshirted season ... Served as bullpen catcher during UK home games.
High School Four-year letterwinner for coach Dan Pitts at Elizabethtown High School ... Four-year member of football and basketball ... Led baseball team to the district championship in 2007 and 2009 ... Named all-district in 2009 and all-region in 2008 and 2009.
Personal Full name is Micheal Rayven Thomas ... Born January 27, 1991 in Virginia Beach, Va. ... Son of Frank and Judie Thomas ... Has two siblings, Jada (13) and Lyndon (2).