Kentucky’s offense was arguably the nation’s most balanced and versatile in 2017, ranking near the top on almost every significant offensive category (see chart) a season after not faring well in any of those rankings. Every single regular starter saw significant jumps across the board in their production.

 

CATEGORY TOTAL 2017 SEC RANK 2016 SEC RANK 2017 NATIONAL RANK
Batting Avg. .316 1st 11th 12th
Runs Scored 484 1st 11th 7th
Doubles 148 1st 10th 2nd
Total Bases 1,093 1st 9th
Slugging Pct. .489 1st 8th 11th
On Base Pct. .416 1st 12th 4th
Hits 706^ 1st 11th 4th
RBI 446 1st 11th
Home Runs 73 2nd 3rd 20th
SAC Bunts 57 1st 5th 10th
Hit By Pitch 92 1st 7th 8th
Walks 310 2nd 14th 9th
 
^School record
 

 

Ø  Kentucky offense ranked in nation’s top 12 in 10 categories this season

Ø  Led the SEC in 10 major offensive categories and ranked second in two others

Ø  Set the school record for hits in a season

Ø  Nearly set schools records in batting average, doubles, RBI and total bases

Ø  Tristan Pompey was all over the UK single-season hitting charts:

o   3rd in hits (96)

o   3rd in runs (70)

o   15th in total bases (143)

o   6th in walks (46)

Ø  Riley Mahan also landed on the single-season charts:

o   9th in hits (88)

o   6th in doubles (23)

o   6th in RBI (67)

o   9th in total bases (159)

Ø  Evan White ranked second on single-season doubles list with 24 despite missing 13 games

Ø  Zach Reks ranked 12th in hits (86) and 14th in walks (42)

Ø  Marcus Carson ranked 4th on all-time single-season HBP list (20)

Ø  Connor Heady (3rd) and Troy Squires (4th) each finished in top five single-season sacrifices list

 

 

MATT MAY
Assistant Media Relations Director
Baseball / Assistant Football Contact
University of Kentucky Athletics
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