Louisville Coach Dan McDonnell and Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista met with the media on Friday before the 2016 Leadoff Dinner. McDonnell talks about his team and the overall excitement heading into another season. The Cards are ranked #2 in several preseason polls.
Bautista talks about what he said to this Louisville team, his excitement for his upcoming season, and more.
Dan McDonnell and the Louisville Cardinals baseball team have been selected as the preseason favorite in the ACC for 2016, as selected by the league coaches. The full poll for each division is below.
The University of Louisville baseball team just got a lot better for next season. Ace Kyle Funkhouser will NOT be signing with the LA Dodgers and he will return to UofL. It has been reported that the Dodgers did not have enough money to sign him. Whatever the reason is, we will take it!
According to CBS Sports, the Louisville Cardinals had the second best 2014-15 season in college sports behind only Ohio State. Five sports were rated: football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, baseball, and a “wild card” sport. According to the article, the wild-card spot went to the most successful among the school’s following spectator sports: softball, men’s lacrosse, men’s ice hockey, men’s soccer, wrestling, volleyball, women’s soccer or women’s gymnastics.
Here is a little more explanation of how this was calculated:
Man there is nothing like being a fan of the Louisville Cardinals. Thank you Mike (Crums Revenge); you have done it again.
In a very unscientific poll earlier today, I asked people where they are watching the Louisville Cardinals baseball team from. I am currently in Pawley’s Island, South Carolina and Steve and Jeremy are in Panama City Beach, Florida. So I knew we had multiple states covered already. I did not expect to get all of the different responses that I got. It was pretty cool.
Here are the states that are represented, and I am sure there are more. But these are the ones that replied. 15 states and one province in Canada!
Info from GoCards.com
*Miami-VCU is highlighted because the game had already started when I got the bracket photo.*
Saturday, June 6 | 11 a.m. ET
TV: ESPN2 (Watch) | Radio: 93.9 The Ville
Web: CardsTV Audio (Listen) | Live Stats: Gametracker
LOU: Jr. RHP Kyle Funkhouser (8-5, 3.25 ERA)
CSF: Jr. RHP Thomas Eshelman (8-5, 1.61 ERA)
Information about parking, single game tickets, and will call for this weekend’s baseball action at Jim Patterson Stadium. From UofL:
Parking / Shuttle
Ample free parking will be available throughout the Louisville Regional at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium (PJCS), home of the UofL football team. Fans should park in the Bronze Lot, entering at lot D off Floyd Street on the south end of the stadium.
Located just a short walk from Jim Patterson Stadium, fans can also utilize the free shuttle from PJCS with pick-up located near Gate 4. Drop-off at the ballpark will be outside the main gates of Jim Patterson Stadium.
Video is from the ACC Digital Network. Cards open up with Morehead State tonight at 6:00 p.m. ET. Game is on ESPN3 and of course 93.9 The Ville.
So the Louisville Cardinals have certainly welcomed themselves into the ACC neighborhood in nearly every sport this season. Baseball has been no exception at all. After setting the record for most conference wins in an ACC season with 25, the Cards were rewarded on Monday afternoon when the regular season awards were announced.
Check out the awards. Just a little bit of Louisville flavor.
The ACC has released the bracket for the upcoming conference tournament that will begin on Tuesday in Durham, North Carolina. The Louisville Cardinals are the #1 seed and will play on Wednesday at 7 p.m. against the winner of North Carolina and Virginia Tech.
The format of the tournament can be better explained from theacc.com release:
Tied at 5 in the 9th inning, the Cards scored three runs, including one on a squeeze play, to beat NC State 8-5. With the win, the Cards won every ACC series this season and set a record for the most conference wins in ACC history with 25.
The Cards continued their winning ways on Thursday by picking up another ACC win on the road against NC State. Here are the highlights. They are back at it this evening at 6:30 on ESPN3 and 93.9 The Ville.
The Cards wrapped up the Atlantic Division of the ACC on Saturday afternoon by beating Florida State, and here are the highlights.
Louisville baseball is rolling. The Cards have climbed their way up to a #2 ranking in the D1Baseball Rankings, which is the highest in school history. Last night was the rubber match of a three game series on the road at Clemson. After losing the lead and getting down 5-4, Louisville came back to win it 9-5, which you can see in the highlight video below.
Next up for the Cards is a rematch against Kentucky on Wednesday at 6:30 pm ET. The game will be in Lexington and can be heard on 93.9 The Ville.
It is always a good thing when any team from the University of Louisville beats the Kentucky Wildcats or Cincinnati Bearcats. On Tuesday, both happened as the 3rd ranked baseball team beat Cincinnati 6-2 and the softball team beat 17th ranked Kentucky 8-0. Both games were on the road.
In Cincinnati, freshman pitcher Sean Leland picked up the win for the Cards as he pitched 5.2 innings and gave up just one run and five hits. He is now 3-0 on the season. Once Leland was done, Robert Strader and Kade McClure combined for 3.1 innings without giving up a run to close out the Bearcats.
The Louisville Cardinals remain ranked 3rd in the country in the Perfect Game College Baseball rankings. They went 3-1 last week and that was highlighted by a series sweep of Wake Forest. The play that everyone is talking about from the series is Corey Ray’s steal of home to win the game and complete the sweep. Here is that play with Sean Moth on the call. The full poll is also below.