In his third season for the Wildcats, starting catcher Luke Maile is coming into his own as one of the best, if not the best, player on this team. Maile is having a great year both offensively and defensively. Maile is batting .323 on the year, tied for second highest on the team, he is also leading the team with 11 homeruns, 43 rbi, and 22 walks. Luke is second on the team in OBP with .424, stolen bases with 9, runs scored with 39, slugging percentage with .585, and hits with 53. Maile is the main power source and the heart of the Wildcat lineup. When Maile gets going, the rest of the Wildcat lineup gets going as well.
The young Freshman from Dublin, Ohio, Austin Cousino, is having a sensational first year as a Wildcat. Cousino is leading the team with a .355 batting average and a ..596 slugging percentage. Cousino also leads the team with 65 hits, 46 runs scored, 18 doubles, and 10 stolen bases. In only his first season as a Wildcat, Cousino is tearing it up and should be develop into the face of the program in the next couple seasons. Watch out for this kid for the rest of the season and in the future.
Senior, Thomas McCarthy transferred after his sophomore season from Feather River Junior College and has been lighting it up at UK ever since he arrived. This season McCarthy is averaging .323, tied for second on the team, and has 53 hits, also second on the team. McCarthy also has a .506 slugging percentage, 35 runs scored, 15 doubles, 21 walks, and a .412 on base percentage. McCarthy is having a fantastic season and the Wildcats will count on his bat as the season progresses.
Sophomore starting pitcher Corey Littrell is off to a great start this season. Littrell has started 10 games, has pitched 61 innings, has a 6-0 record, and a 2.51 ERA. Corey has 52 strikeouts to only 16 walks, and is keeping opposing batters to a .288 batting average. Littrell is the Wildcats’ ace on the hill and will be one of their key arms down the stretch.