Louisville Baseball Receives Another Number 1 Preseason Ranking

Louisville Baseball is very highly thought of on the eve of the 2020 collegiate baseball season. Two respected college baseball publications, Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and Perfect Game, both picked the Cards as the number 1 team in the preseason. Now another respected publication, D1Baseball, has chosen the Cards as their preseason number 1.

The preseason love is definitely warranted with the Cards having 3 excellent weekend starters in Reid Detmers, Bobby Miller, and Luke Smith. The lineup has a very good mix of youth and experience. Danny Oriente returns as one of the best hitters, average-wise, in college baseball. Freshman All-American Alex Binelas looks to build on an excellent freshman season. He will likely be the main power threat in the lineup. Henry Davis looks to cement himself as one of the best catchers in college baseball after a very good freshman campaign. There are a host of other talented players looking to make this iteration of the Louisville Cardinals a true favorite to make it to Omaha and win it all.

To read more about the Cardinals latest preseason number 1 ranking, check out the UofL press release below.

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT: 

Louisville Baseball Receives Third Preseason No. 1 Ranking

The Cardinals sit atop the D1Baseball preseason poll.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – As the start of the 2020 season quickly approaches, the University of Louisville baseball program earned its third No. 1 ranking with the release of the D1Baseball preseason poll on Monday.

The Cardinals have been atop all three preseason polls released to date, with D1Baseball joining Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and Perfect Game in deeming UofL the preseason favorite.

Louisville is one of eight Atlantic Coast Conference teams ranked in the D1Baseball poll, with seven in the top 20. The Cardinals’ 2020 schedule features 19 games against teams in the preseason rankings, including a road game at No. 2 Vanderbilt and three-game series at No. 3 Miami.

Louisville is coming off a 51-18 record during the 2019 campaign that saw it win the ACC Atlantic Division for the fourth time in five years and reach the bracket final at the College World Series, the deepest postseason run in program history.

Head coach Dan McDonnell is set to begin his 14th season at the helm of the Louisville program and returns 24 players from last year’s team that finished the year ranked third nationally.

Louisville opens the 2020 season Feb. 14 with a three-game series on the road at Ole Miss in Oxford, Miss. The Cardinals’ home opener is set for Feb. 19 against Wright State at Jim Patterson Stadium.

2020 LOUISVILLE BASEBALL SEASON TICKETS

The 2020 reserved chairback ticket packages, which include one ticket to each of the 17 ticketed games, are priced at $110 for adults, $90 for senior adults/youths and $90 for families of four or more. Season tickets for the Left Field Berm are also available at $50 per ticket. Season tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online here, by calling 502-GO-CARDS or by visiting the Louisville Cardinals Ticket Office, located near Gate 2 at Cardinal Stadium (2800 South Floyd Street) on weekdays from 9 a.m., until 5 p.m., ET. Complete details on 2020 UofL baseball tickets can be found at gocards.com/bsbtickets.

The season ticket package covers weekend series against ACC foes Notre Dame, Virginia, Clemson, NC State and Virginia Tech, in addition to non-conference games against Kentucky and Indiana.

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