Louisville Baseball To Host Two Fall Scrimmages This Weekend
For those who love Cardinal Baseball, the Cards have fall ball games set for Friday at 3 p.m. and Saturday at 3:30 after the Football Cardinals play FIU at home. Admission and parking are free.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The University of Louisville baseball team will conclude week two of fall workouts with open scrimmages on Friday and Saturday at Jim Patterson Stadium.
The Cardinals will kick off the weekend at 3 p.m., ET on Friday while Saturday’s scrimmage is set to follow the Louisville football home game against FIU with a 3:30 p.m., first pitch at Patterson. Fans attending the scrimmages should note that parking will not be available in the left field lot near Iowa Street due to a campus construction project.
The Cardinals are tentatively scheduled to host weekend scrimmages every week until the conclusion of full-squad workouts in mid-October. Dates and times for those future scrimmages as well as the annual Pizza Bowl series will be announced throughout the fall.
About Louisville Baseball
Directed by head coach Dan McDonnell, who is entering his eighth season at the helm, Louisville returns 19 letterwinners from last year’s squad, which won a school record 51 games, the program’s fourth regular season conference title in five seasons and hosted NCAA postseason games for the fourth time. The Cardinals capped the season by defeating No. 2 national seed Vanderbilt in the Nashville Super Regional to clinch the program’s second College World Series berth and a No. 8 national ranking.
Among the top returnees for Louisville for the 2014 season are senior captains and All-Conference standouts Jeff Gardner and Cole Sturgeon, junior righty pitcher and All-American Nick Burdi, All-Conference shortstop Sutton Whiting, senior catching duo Shane Crain and Kyle Gibson and Freshman All-American pitchers Kyle Funkhouser and Anthony Kidston. A strong group of experienced upperclassmen including the likes of infielders Alex Chittenden, Zach Lucas and Danny Rosenbaum, outfielder Mike White and pitchers Jared Ruxer, Kyle McGrath and Joe Filomeno are joined by a deep and talented set of newcomers setting the stage for an entertaining fall and spring on the baseball diamond for the Cardinals.
In his seven seasons guiding the Louisville baseball program, McDonnell has placed the Cardinals among the nation’s elite with two College World Series berths, three NCAA Super Regional appearances, six NCAA Regional bids, four conference regular season titles, two conference tournament titles and 309 wins overall.