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No. 22 Baseball vs. Ball State -- Game Two -- Post-Game Notes




March 8, 2014

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2014 Kentucky Baseball
Post-Game Notes
UK vs. Ball State
March 8, 2014 -- Lexington, Ky.
Cliff Hagan Stadium

Team Records and Notes

  • With the win, Kentucky moves to 12-3, while Ball State drops to 10-4.
  • UK moves to 5-0 in its blue and white uniform combination.
  • Kentucky has a record of 93-39 against teams in the Mid-American Conference.
  • Kentucky’s 24 runs are tied for the fifth most in school history.
  • UK holds a record of 11-3 in day games this season.
  • Kentucky moves to 5-0 in Saturday games.
  • Kentucky’s 23 run win ties the school record for the fourth largest margin of victory.
  • UK had double-digit runs for fifth time this season.
  • UK tied a season high with six stolen bases.
  • Kentucky had double-digit hits for the 10th time this season.
  • UK is 10-3 when facing a right-handed starting pitcher.
  • UK moves to 9-3 when scoring first.
  • UK turned its 12th double play of the season to end the game.
  • Kentucky had multiple steals for the 11th time this season.
  • UK owns a 151-6 all-time record in the Gary Henderson era when staked to an eighth-inning lead.
  • Ball State leads the all-time series with Kentucky 5-4.
  • UK concludes its series with Ball State Sunday, March 9 with the first pitch set for 1 p.m. ET at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

 

Individual Notes

  • Junior Chandler Shepherd improves his career record to 11-1.
    • Shepherd struck out a career high eight batters.
    • Shepherd had his second quality start of the season, the third of his career.
    • Shepherd has tossed 16.2 consecutive innings without allowing an earned run.
  • Junior A.J. Reed extended his hitting streak to 17 games.
    • Reed hit his NCAA leading eighth home run and 27th RBI of the season.
    • Reed reached base safely for the 15th consecutive game.
    • Reed was hit by a pitch for the third time this season, the 15th time of his career.
  • Freshman Marcus Carson collected his second RBI of the season with a single in the second inning.
    • Carson stole the second base of his career.
  • Freshman Connor Heady hit his ninth RBI of the season with a single in the second inning.
  • Sophomore rightfielder Kyle Barrett reached base safely for the 32nd consecutive game.
    • Barrett extended his hitting streak to 17 games.
    • Barrett has reached base safely in 48 of 52 career games.
    • Barrett stole two bases, giving him eight on the year.
    • It was Barrett’s second multi-steal game of the season.
    • Barrett had multiple RBI for the fifth time in his career, the third this season.
    • Barrett hit his fourth double of the season, giving him eight in his career.
    • Barrett collected his third multi-walk game of the season, making it the fourth time in his career.
  • Junior Austin Cousino extended his hitting streak to ten games.
    • Cousino laid down the seventh sacrifice bunt of his career.
    • Cousino has reached base safely in 121 of 130 career games.
    • Cousino had multiple hits for the 11th time this season, the 53rd time of his career.
  • Freshman JaVon Shelby was hit by a pitch for the first time in his career.
  • Junior Thomas Bernal extended his hitting streak to six games.
    • Bernal collected his seventh RBI of the season with a bases loaded walk in the sixth inning.
    • Bernal has reached base safely in six consecutive games.
  • Sophomore Ka’ai Tom extended his hitting steak to seven games.
    • Tom has reached base safely in 14 consecutive games.
    • Tom stole his fifth base of the season.
    • Tom collected his fifth multi-hit game of his career.
    • Tom stole his fifth and sixth bases of the season.
    • It was Tom’s first career multi-steal game.
  • Junior Max Kuhn reached base safely for the 15th consecutive game.
    • Kuhn has reached base safely in 63 of 69 career games.
    • Kuhn doubled for the 15th time in his career, the sixth of the season.
    • Kuhn was walked for the fourth consecutive game.
    • Kuhn hit his fourth two-out RBI and his sixth two-strike hit of the year.
    • Kuhn stole his second base of the season, the ninth of his career.
    • Kuhn collected his fifth multi-walk game of the season, the fourth in a row.
    • It was Kuhn’s 13th career game with multiple walks.
  • Senior catcher Micheal Thomas hit his fifth home run of his career, the first of the season.
    • Thomas collected a career high six RBI, giving him 16 on the year.
    • Thomas had multiple hits for the fifth time this season, the 11th time of his career.
    • Thomas had multiple RBI for the third time this season, the ninth time of his career.
    • Thomas hit his eighth two-strike hit of the season.
  • Sophomore Dorian Hairston hit the first double of his career.
    • Hairston hit his way to his first career multi-hit game.
    • Hairston collected his first multi-walk game of his career.
  • Freshman Storm Wilson has reached base safely in six straight games.
    • Wilson was hit by a pitch for the fourth time in his career.
  • Sophomore Zach Arnold extended his hitting steak to three games.
    • Arnold has reached base safely in five straight games.

 

 

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