BluGrass Baseball Saturday Review: Week 14

College Baseball

Recaps and awards from the final Kentucky college regular season slate of baseball:

  • For the full recap of No. 11 University of Louisville‘s Big East regular season championship-clinching double-header sweep of Notre Dame click here.
  • The University of Kentucky avoided a series-sweep to last-place Georgia, but likely ended its season with a 14-11 victory Sunday. Redshirt Senior first baseman Gunner Glad launched a three-run, ninth inning home run in what was likely his last collegiate at-bat to give UK the win. Freshman outfielder Brian Adams finished the season on a hot streak with a 4-5 performance with his first collegiate home run, six RBI and three runs scored in the finale. Redshirt junior right-handed pitcher Nick Kennedy earned the win after allowing one run in two innings. (Box Score)
  • Western Kentucky University gained some much-needed momentum heading into the Sun Belt Conference tournament with a 15-5 win over Middle Tennessee Saturday. The win gave WKU its first series since April 25. The game was called after six and one-half innings due to the 10-run rule for the final game of a Sun Belt series. Freshman designated hitter Ryan Huck was 2-3 with a home run, four RBI and two runs scored. Redshirt sophomore right-handed reliever Ross Hammonds earned the victory with three scoreless innings. WKU will face top-seeded Florida Atlantic in game one of the Sun Belt tournament Wednesday. (Box Score)
  • Murray State University ended its season on a sour note with an 11-1 blowout loss to Tennessee Tech. The Breds will enter the OVC tournament as the three seed and will face EKU in game one Wednesday. Murray St. tallied just three hits in the game, and senior right-handed pitcher Alex Love surrendered six runs in three innings to take the loss. (Box Score)
  • Junior Jayson Langfels launched two home runs to send Eastern Kentucky University to a 8-7 win on senior night and a series sweep of SIU Edwardsville. Langfels was 2-5 with two home runs, four RBI and two runs scored. Junior right-handed pitcher Stephen Hefler earned the victory after allowing five runs in seven innings. EKU will enter the OVC tournament as the six seed and faces Murray St. in game one Wednesday. (Box Score)
  • Morehead State University ended its season with a 21-10 loss to Jacksonville State on senior night. The loss was the final collegiate game for seniors Drew LeeJ.D. AshbrookMichael BottomsMichael FahsQuentin Morgan and Hunter Hewitt. Ashbrook ended his collegiate career with a 4-6 performance with two RBI and one run scored. Sophomore third baseman Andrew Deeds was 3-5 with a home run, six RBI and one run scored. (Box Score)

Hitter of the day: LF Brian Adams (UK)

  • Stats: 4-5, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 3 R, 1 3B
  • Honorable Mention: Adam Duvall (UofL), Ryan Huck (WKU), Jayson Langfels (EKU), J. D. Ashbrook (Morehead St.), Andrew Deeds (Morehead St.)

Pitcher of the day: RHP Justin Amlung (UofL)

  • Stats: 1-0, 1 GS, 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 SO
  • Honorable Mention: Matt Koch (UofL), Ross Hamonds (WKU), Stephen Hefler (EKU)

BluGrass Baseball Pitching Leaderboard: April 13

College Baseball

In the second weekly statistics leaderboard update, we’ll look at the pitching categories. To qualify for the ERA and batting average against, pitchers must have a minimum of 1.0 IP per team game (which just makes UofL closer Neil Holland eligible by two-thirds of an inning). Stats are current through Sunday. The college leaderboard is now permanently accessible on its own page on the left sidebar here.

ERA

  • Neil Holland — UofL — 1.14
  • Thomas Royse — UofL — 2.84
  • Matt McGaha — Murray St. — 3.24
  • Matt Ridings — WKU — 3.46
  • Dean Kiekhefer — UofL — 4.09

Wins

  • Matt Ridings — WKU — 7-0
  • Thomas Royse — UofL — 6-1
  • Josh Schneider — Morehead St. — 6-3
  • Neil Holland — UofL — 5-0
  • Chris Craycraft — Murray St. — 5-2
  • Jake Donze — Murray St. — 5-3

Strikeouts

  • Alex Meyer — UK — 52
  • Thomas Royse — UofL — 50
  • Jake Donze — Murray St. — 49
  • Matt Ridings — WKU — 49
  • Shane Cameron — WKU — 46

Innings Pitched

  • Matt Ridings — WKU — 52
  • Chris Craycraft — Murray St. — 51.2
  • Thomas Royse — UofL — 50.2
  • Taylor Rogers — UK — 50
  • Jake Donze — Murray St. — 49

Saves

  • Ryne Purcell — EKU — 8
  • Rye Davis — WKU — 7
  • Neil Holland — UofL — 7
  • Matt Little — UK — 5
  • Dan Huff — Murray St. — 3
  • Matt McGaha — Murray St. — 3
  • Cody Gibson — Morehead St. — 3

Batting Average Against

  • Neil Holland — UofL — .119
  • Matt Ridings — WKU — .228
  • Thomas Royse — UofL — .250
  • Jake Donze — Murray St. — .257
  • Dean Kiekhefer — UofL — .259

Appearances

  • Rye Davis — WKU — 20
  • Hunter Hewitt — Morehead St. — 17
  • Josh Schneider — Morehead St. — 17
  • Greg Terry — EKU — 17
  • Matt Harris — EKU — 17
  • Ryne Purcell — EKU 17
  • Craig Stem — WKU — 17

BluGrass Baseball Saturday Review: Week Seven

College Baseball

Player of the Day2B Travis Redmon (Morehead State)

  • Stats: 5-6, 3 HR, 4 RBI, 4 R
  • Honorable Mention: Zack Cox (Arkansas, PRP), Jake Wells (WKU), Adam Duvall (UofL), Cameron Flynn (Morehead), Michael Fear (Morehead), Daniel Pugh (Morehead), Richie Rodriguez (EKU), Wes Cunningham (Murray State)

Pitcher of the Day — Alex Love (Murray St.)

  • Stats: 1-0, 6IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 5 H, 0 BB, 2 SO
  • Honorable Mention: Shane Cameron (WKU), Matt McGaha (Murray St.), Gabriel Shaw (UofL), Ryne Purcell (EKU), Hunter Hewitt (Morehead)

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