The Louisville Cardinal

Baseball overpowers Boston College in 17th win

By Mike Gilpatrick–

Top-ranked baseball notched a win 6-0 win over Boston College to continue their perfect season.

Junior pitcher Brendan McKay lead the Cards (17-0, 4-0) led the Cards past the Golden Eagles (6-9, 1-3).

“Typical Brendan,” coach Dan McDonnell said. “Pitching off the fastball, beating hitters. He has the plus breaking ball, even starts mixing in changeups the third time through the lineup. It’s hard on hitters. He thrives in these types of moments.”The junior lefty went seven innings, giving up five hits, one

The junior lefty went seven innings, giving up five hits, one walk and no runs. He recorded 12 strikeouts on 114 pitches. Lowering his ERA to 0.36 on the mound, McKay went 1-for-2 at the plate.

On the other side, Boston College’s Jacob Stevens kept pace with McKay. The righty went six innings, only giving up four hits and two runs, both earned, while striking out four and walking two. He threw 105 pitches, 62 being strikes.

An uneventful first four innings, Louisville got on the board in the fifth with a soft RBI single up the middle from senior Logan Taylor, scoring sophomore Josh Stowers from second. Junior Colby Fitch followed with a double to deep center to score Taylor. At the end of the fifth, Louisville led 2-0.

The game broke open in the seventh inning when a RBI ground-rule double by Fitch scored sophomore Devin Mann and freshman Tyler Fitzgerald. Then Taylor scored on an unassisted groundout to first base.

Louisville tacked on another run in the eighth, as Fitzgerald reached on an error from the shortstop, scoring senior Colin Lyman.

Sam Border struck out Donovan Casey to put the finishing touches on Louisville’s 6-0 victory. Louisville moves to 17-0,  4-0 in the ACC. The Cards next play on March 18 at 1 p.m. Senior Kade McClure gets the nod to start.

Photo by Karen Nguyen / The Louisville Cardinal