Bernal, Tom Notch Three RBI Games; Wildcats Return to Action on Thursday at Southern California
Kentucky 10, Richmond 1
Murray State 4, Kentucky 3 (12)
Wildcats Close SEC Play at Georgia, Starting Thursday at 7 p.m. ET
Veteran workhorse reliever is coming off a tremendous debut season in the UK bullpen ... After transferring in for 2014, served as UK's team-leader in appearances with a 4-1 mark and a 1.16 ERA, owning four saves ... Became a trusted weapon late in the season with an ability to fight through multiple innings in key situations ... Had a heroic outing vs. No. 17 Mississippi State in the SEC Tournament 12-inning marathon, working four innings without allowing an earned run to set up UK's dramatic win ... Enters 2015 riding a streak of 14.1 consecutive innings pitching without allowing an earned run over his final seven appearances as a junior ... Has a competitive, fearless demeanor on the mound and a power-stuff repertoire ... Is a good athlete that can field his position well.
One of UK's key late-inning relievers as a junior, appearing in a team-high 26 games in relief ... Had a 4-1 record and a 1.16 ERA, saving four games ... Worked 38.2 innings, allowing just 28 hits and eight walks, striking out 31 ... First nine outings came as scoreless, tossing 13.1 innings without allowing an earned run ... Ranked 14th in the SEC in saves and 11th in relief appearances ... In 12 SEC relief appearances, went 1-1 with a 2.51 ERA, with one save in 14.1 innings, walking four and striking out 10 ... In 14 non-SEC games, went 3-0 with a 0.37 ERA in 24.1 innings, allowing only 13 hits and four walks, striking out 24 ... In 13 games vs. SEC roes, had a 2-1 record and a 1.96 ERA ... Worked in 14 home games, with a 3-1 record and a 1.74 ERA with three saves, working 20.2 innings, allowing 15 hits and six walks, striking out 16 ... Had a 0.75 ERA in nine relief road games, working 12 innings, allowing just nine hits and one walk ... Worked in 17 games that UK won, with a 4-0 record and a 1.05 ERA ... Had a 1.38 ERA in nine games that UK lost, allowing 10 hits and two walks in 13 innings ... Worked six shutout innings in February, 10 innings and allowed one earned run in March, 1-1 with a 3.60 ERA in April, and worked 11.2 without allowing an earned run in May ... Was 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA vs. top-25 teams and worked 3.1 shutout vs. top-10 foes ... Inherited a team-best 27 runners, allowing only 14 to score ... Made his season debut in UK's second game of the year, at UNC Wilmington, working a perfect 10-pitch inning with a strikeout ... Worked three shutout innings, allowing three singles, in his next outing, as UK attempted to rally from behind at USC Upstate ... Worked shutout innings vs. St. John's and Wright State, in UK's home opener ... Worked two innings without an earned run vs. Eastern Michigan, then tossed 2.1 shutout, one-hit innings vs. Cincinnati to earn his first career win ... Had a shutout frame vs. Ball State, getting two outs at No. 15 Indiana ... Came on in the first game of a doubleheader vs. Alabama, tossing the final 1.1 innings to clinch UK's series-evening win ... After Andrew Nelson gave up a game-tying homer in the bottom of the ninth inning while seeking a complete-game win at Alabama in the nightcap, came on with the walk-off runner on first base in the bottom of the 10th inning, surrendering a walk-off, two-run homer on his only pitch, the first run he allowed in his UK career ... Came on with a runner on third base and one out in the ninth inning of UK's rubber match vs. No. 1 South Carolina, getting a swinging strikeout against shortstop Peter Mooney to set up UK's win ... Worked two shutout innings vs. Xavier for his first career save, getting an out at No. 5 Vanderbilt ... Picked up his second career save in a win vs. No. 9 Louisville, tossing the finale 2.2 shutout innings, striking out three ... Tossed a shutout inning vs. No. 12 Florida, before allowing two runs on a two-run homer in the next day vs. the Gators ... Allowed a run in 1.2 innings vs. Missouri, before working a shutout inning at Texas A&M ... Earned praise from coach Gary Henderson in UK's midweek win over Tennessee Tech, allowing a solo homer vs. the nation's leading offensive unit with the wind blowing out at an unprecedented rate ... Worked 1.2 shutout innings vs. No. 12 Ole Miss, before tossing 2.2 shutout at Tennessee ... Picked up his third save in a shutout frame vs. Auburn, returning two days later vs. the Tigers to toss two shutout innings ... In UK's final midweek game at Murray State, tossed two shutout frames in the ninth and 10th innings to keep UK in the game ... Best outing of his career game in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals vs. No. 21 Mississippi State, allowing just one unearned run in four innings, setting up UK's thrilling win ... Worked a shutout inning for a save vs. Kansas in the NCAA Tournament.
First team at Glendale Community College ... Part of the conference championship team ... Appeared in 16 games, tossing 25 innings, with 27 strikeouts, eight walks, a 2.16 ERA with a 0-1 record and two saves.
Jacksonville University (2012)
Pitched in nine games, including two starts as a freshman ... Struck out five batters in 10.2 innings ... Recorded a strikeout at Lipscomb ... Allowed two runs, one earned, in four innings against Akron ... Pitched a scoreless inning vs. Florida A&M and at USC.
Two year letter winner at Loyola High School... Rawlings/ Perfect Game preseason California High honorable mention... during his senior year pitched 2 innings striking out 32, walking 20 with a 3.63 ERA and a 4-3 record.
Full name is Spencer Francis Jack... Born on July 2, 1991 in Los Angeles, Calif. ... Son of Ian and Francine Jack ... Has two sisters Ali (29) and Lauren (26) ... Father played tennis at UC- Santa Barbara ... Cousin, Damon Lembi, played baseball for Arizona State from 1994-95 and helped the Sun Devils to the College World Series in his first season.