UC to put string of eight wins in nine games on the line against Spartans
Kline, Spence and Cotton each homer for UC
Freshman LHP Zach Morris strikes out career-high nine in six innings
Look to build on 3-1 home record
Proctor and Saylor each went 2 for 4
2012 (Sophomore): Played in 16 games, including six starts in the outfield ... batted .154 with seven runs scored and five RBIs and two stolen bases ... hit a grand slam home run against Chicago State (3/10) ... hit 1 for 4 with two runs scored against UMBC (2/26) ... hit 1 for 4 with an RBI against Penn State (2/19).
2011 Summer: Played for the Lexington Hustlers of the Great Lakes Collegiate League, who finished with a 10-30 record ... played in nine games as an outfielder ... had four hits, including one double and an RBI.
2011 Season (Freshman): Appeared in 24 games including three starts ... totaled three hits, two RBI, two walks, six runs scored, and 10 putouts ... went 2-for-4 with one run scored vs. Villanova (4/22).
High School: Three-time Northern Kentucky Baseball Coaches Association All-Star ... set single-season home run record at Boone County when he hit 14 his senior season in 2010 ... drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 45th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
Personal: Born Oct. 29, 1991 ... son of Veronica Cotton ... cousin Michael Mitchell is a defensive back for the Oakland Raiders.
Academic Major: Communication.