Logan Wyatt continued his hot stretch in recent games, batting 2-for-4 and leading the team with four RBIs, as #7 Louisville (30-8, 14-5 ACC) pulled out a 7-5 win over #22 Miami (FL) (26-13, 10-9).
The first two innings went relatively quiet, with neither team getting a run on the board. Louisville would be the first team to score in the bottom third inning, putting three runs on. Jake Snider brought Lucas Dunn home on an RBI single through the right side to put the Cardinals up 1-0. Logan Wyatt then drilled a two-run homer that sailed out of centerfield, and the third inning ended with a 3-0 Louisville lead.
Miami (FL) and Louisville had two runs each in the fourth inning. Adrian Del Castillo dropped a double into left-center field that brought in two runs for the Hurricanes. Louisville would get their two runs on an RBI single by Justin Lavey, then a Lucas Dunn sac-fly that brought Drew Campbell home. The fourth inning concluded with Louisville ahead 5-2.
The Cardinals and Hurricanes traded runs again in the fifth inning, putting one on the board. Alex Toral drilled his 15th homer of the season off Reid Detmers, closing the gap to 5-3. Logan Wyatt singled through the right side in the bottom of the inning to bring Tyler Fitzgerald home, giving Louisville a 6-3 lead.
Louisville added another run in the sixth inning after Logan Wyatt drew a bases-loaded walk, pushing the lead to 7-3.
A balk in the seventh inning by Bryan Hoeing allowed the Hurricanes to plate a run. Miami made a small run at a ninth inning comeback, getting a run on an RBI groundout from Raymond Gil. Michael Amditis singled to right field to get on base and put the game-tying run at the plate, but Alex Toral grounded out to close out the victory for Louisville.
Logan Wyatt, who has been consistently great at the plate as of late, led Louisville with four of the seven RBIs the Cards had. The junior finished 2-for-4 at the plate with a home run in the third inning, his fifth of the season. In his last five games, Wyatt is 10-for-25 (.400) with 12 RBIs, three doubles, and two home runs.
The first four batters in Louisville’s lineup (Wyatt, Lucas Dunn, Jake Snider, and Tyler Fitzgerald) all combined to finish 8-for-15 at the plate. Fitzgerald (2-for-3), along with Henry Davis (1-for-4) and Drew Campbell (1-for-2), each had doubles in the game. Justin Lavey finished 1-for-4 with an RBI.
Reid Detmers earned the win and improved his record to 7-2 on the season. The sophomore lefty allowed three earned runs and threw seven strikeouts, reaching triple-digits with 101 strikeouts on the season.
Miami (FL) had Jordan Lala, Anthony Vilar, Adrian Del Castillo, and Michael Amditis all go 2-for-4 at the plate, with Del Castillo driving in two RBIs. Alex Toral finished 1-for-4, the lone hit coming on his 15th home run of the season in the fifth inning.
Louisville and Miami (FL) will play in game two tomorrow at 4 p.m. ET.