BASEBALL: A few notes on Kentucky

This is from UK media relations:

UK’s two National Player of the Year award candidates, Sawyer Carroll and Collin Cowgill have led the Wildcats at the plate, putting up monster numbers, threatening a bevy of school-records. Carroll leads the SEC in batting average (.406), ranking fourth in slugging (.726), fifth in on-base percentage (.498), ninth in runs scored (53), fourth in hits (80), second in RBI (69), sixth in doubles (17), eighth in home runs (14), fourth in total bases (143) and ninth in walks (34).

Cowgill, a 5-foot-9, five-tool outfielder, ranks sixth in the SEC in average (.378), third in slugging (.740), fourth in on-base percentage (.498), second in runs scored (69), ninth in hits (74), fifth in RBI (54), third in home runs (18), third in total bases (145), third in walks (43) and fifth in stolen bases (19).

Freshman shortstop Chris Wade leads the SEC in doubles, cranking out 20 two baggers, while ranking second in the league in sac bunts. Senior Ryan Wilkes ranks seventh in average (.377) and 10th in slugging (.600). Senior catcher Tyler Howe leads the NCAA with 26 hit by pitches.

If someone can explain “five-tool” please leave a comment below.

Now, Kentucky has a very good offensive team, but it’s worth mentioning that numbers are more tame against SEC foes.

In SEC games Carroll is hitting .353, 15th in the the league and second on his team. Cowgill is hitting .358 in SEC games, 11th in the league.

Cowgill has been slowed a bit by a hamstring injury but is still a threat on the bases.

— PA


4 Responses to “BASEBALL: A few notes on Kentucky”

  1. Mooch Says:

    I’ll try…..
    1) Lots of Speed
    2) Hit with lots of Power
    3) Hit for high Average
    4) Throws above average
    5) Above average fielding

    Of course, that would describe my baseball days, well, except for the above average parts.

  2. Kurt Says:

    Yeah, mooch is right:


  3. djrebel Says:

    First time I’ve heard that reference.

    — PA

  4. rebel2011 Says:

    this will be a huge series, and hopefully the rebels will deliver.
    1. speed
    2. power
    3. batting average
    4. eye (walks, no Ks)
    5. fielding

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