Baseball beats Pitt 3-1 to remain only undefeated team in the country

By on March 12, 2017

By Jordan Shim-

The No. 5 ranked Louisville baseball team (15-0) completed the sweep of Pittsburgh (7-8) winning 3-1 at Jim Patterson Stadium. U of L remains the only undefeated team in the country.

Final Score: Louisville – 3, Pittsburgh – 1

Stat leaders:

  • Freshman Nick Bennett collected his second win after pitching six innings, allowing two hits, fanning four and walking one.
  • Junior Brendan McKay went 2-for-3 with a walk and scored a run.
  • Sophomore Josh Stowers finished 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

Rundown:

Pittsburgh pitcher Josh Falk didn’t make it easy for Louisville’s offense, striking out four in three innings.

The Cards finally came through in the fourth inning. With the bases loaded, senior Devin Hairston batted in sophomore Devin Mann on a fielder’s choice.

Louisville tallied on more runs in the bottom of the sixth. Falk was replaced by RJ Freure after McKay singled and walks by senior Colin Lyman and Hairston loaded the bases. Stowers drove in McKay and Lyman to make it 3-0.

Pitt fought until the end scoring a run in the ninth. Pinch hitter Jacob Wright drew a walk, and Kaylor Kulina was hit by a pitch to put runners on first and second. Nick Banman’s two-out RBI single made it 3-1 with runners on the corners. Junior Lincoln Henzman struck out Alex Griffith to end the game.

File photo / The Louisville Cardinal

About Jordan Shim

Jordan is a senior at the University of Louisville and beat writer for the men and women's soccer team. He does side work covering Louisville City FC for The Coopers. Outside of work he enjoys puns, wearing animated snapback hats, The Office banter, and playing fighting games.

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