Kentucky moved to 3-0 on the season after a 6-run 8th inning put the game out of reach. Here are some News & Notes from Saturday's 9-2 victory over Army in San Antonio, Tx.
Cats move to 3-0 with a big win over Army today, 9-2. Some news and notes from Saturday's victory via Scott Dean of the UK Media Relations Department.
Rome (NY) native and sophomore pitcher Greg Drombrowski (1-0) got the start and the win for Kentucky. Drombrowski was extremely impressive in his first outing of the season, throwing just 71 pitches in 7 innings of work.
According to UKAA's Scott Dean, Drombrowski was very efficient in keeping the ball around the plate, giving up quick ground ball outs. Of the 8 hits Drombrowski gave up, 3 were infield hits and 2 were bloop singles.
For the game, Drombrowski allowed 2 runs, 0 were earned, striking out 3 and walking zero.
Saturday, Kentucky fans got an up close and personal look at who third-year baseball coach John Cohen feels is his big-time closer in Zach Dials.
Although Cohen has chosen to use Dewayne Oxford in two of the three games thus far, Dials is the man that Cohen feels is his closer for the year.
A junior college transfer from John A. Logan College but a native of Wabash, Ind., the 6-foot-1, 195 pound, Dials did not disappoint in his first college baseball appearence.
Today in the 9th, Dials struck out the first two batters he faced and threw only 10 pitches in getting his three outs.
Proving just how talented his squad is this season, Coach Cohen believes he has 14 guys that deserve to play and who can compete at the level UK baseball wants. Cohen believes every position is two-deep with the exception of first base and shortstop.
Sophomore Antone DeJesus has really dialed in as the leadoff man for UK and is benefiting from the production from the bottom of the order. Today, DeJesus went 3 for 4 with 5 RBI's.
With his speed on the basepaths and a newfound productive bat, the Amherst (Oh) native is headed for big things in 2006.
Tomorrow's starter is still unknown at this time. Originally it was believed that senior Craig Snipp would go against UT-San Antonio, but since Snipp had to be used last night against UTSA, the 'Cats might have to turn to a host of characters in a key game on Sunday.
Among those that sat today was preseason All-American John Shelby. Shelby struggled in yesterday's game, recording just one hit in the 2 game set. He did, however, score a key run as a pinch runner in the 8th.