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Is Brendan McKay The Best Two-Way Player In The Minor Leagues?

Brendan McKay is the best collegiate baseball player of all time. Period. No questions asked. Scott Miller with Bleacher Report talks about how he is the next best two-way player and there is no end in sight.

UofL Baseball Summer Assignments

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Best of luck to these guys in their summer league assignments!

Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Following its seventh straight NCAA Regional championship appearance, the University of Louisville baseball program transitioned its focus to the 2019 season with the announcement of the team’s summer baseball assignments.

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Eight UofL Baseball Players Drafted In 2018 MLB Draft

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We here at Cardinal Sports Zone would like to congratulate all the UofL student-athletes selected in the 2018 MLB draft!

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - For the third straight season, the University of Louisville baseball team had eight players selected in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft as five Cardinals were chosen on the final day of the 2018 edition Wednesday afternoon.

Junior righthanded pitcher Riley Thompson was selected in the 11th round (338th overall) by the Chicago Cubs, junior righty Sam Bordner went in the 16th round (477th overall) to the Miami Marlins and junior righthander Liam Jenkins was taken in the 17th round (523rd overall) by the Cleveland Indians. Graduate righthanded pitcher Austin Conway was selected in the 31st round (918th overall) by the Chicago White Sox and junior righty Bryan Hoeing went in the 36th round (1,066th overall) to the San Francisco Giants.

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Coach Mac Confirms He Is Staying At UofL

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UofL finally gets a much deserved win over Mississippi State! Coach Dan McDonnell confirmed he had talks with Mississippi State but ultimately decided the powerhouse (I’ll say it if he won’t) he has built at UofL is where he wants to be.

*Cue sigh of relief*

Louisville Pitcher Bobby Miller Named Freshman All-American

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - University of Louisville righthanded pitcher Bobby Miller was named Wednesday as a Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.

A native of McHenry, Illinois, Miller completed his first collegiate season with a 6-1 record, 2.97 ERA and 55 strikeouts in 66.2 innings pitched and 17 total appearances, including nine starts. An All-ACC Third Team honoree and a member of the ACC All-Freshman Team, Miller pitched in the weekend rotation for the Cardinals in each of the final seven weeks of the regular season and opposing batters registered a .198 average against him this season. He started the ACC Championship title game and earned the victory against Kent State in the elimination game of the 2018 NCAA Lubbock Regional on June 3.

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Adam Wolf Drafted By The Tigers

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Adam Wolf was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 5th round as the number 135th overall pick. Congratulations to Adam and his family!

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Devin Mann Drafted By The Dodgers

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Devin Mann was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 5th Round as the number 164 overall pick. Congratulations to Devin and his family!

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ACC Baseball Tournament Schedule And Seeds Released

 

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Best of luck to the Cardinal 9 in the ACC tournament

Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The pairings and schedule for the 2018 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Championship were released Sunday morning and No. 5 seeded Louisville will begin its pool-play schedule Wednesday at 11 a.m., ET against No. 9 Wake Forest at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina.

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UofL VS WKU Baseball Game Moved

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

Louisville-WKU Baseball Game Moved to Wednesday at 5 pm ET

Inclement weather forces date, location change as Cardinals and Hilltoppers will now play at Nick Denes Field on WKU campus

Online: http://gocards.com/news/2018/3/19/louisville-wku-baseball-game-moved-to-wednesday-at-5-pm-et.aspx

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UofL Baseball Cracks Top 10 In USA Today Coaches Poll

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After starting the season 11-0, the third best start under Coach McDonell, the cardinals are up three spots to number 10 in the coaches poll. The cardinal 9 open ACC play this weekend with a series against North Carolina. First pitch is scheduled for 6 PM on Friday – which is still dollar beer night at Jim Patterson. Get your tickets at http://gocards.com/sports/2015/3/26/GEN_2014010160.aspx.

Time Change For UofL Baseball’s Friday Game

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

TIME CHANGE: First Pitch for Friday’s Louisville Baseball Home Game with Youngstown State Moved to 2 p.m.

Cardinals and Penguins are slated for Friday at 2 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m., and Sunday at 1 p.m.

Online: http://gocards.com/news/2018/2/22/first-pitch-for-fridays-home-baseball-game-with-youngstown-state-moved-to-2-pm.aspx?path=baseball

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Catching Up With The Cards

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Our new weekly series, catching up with the Cards, will help you keep up with all of your favorite former Cards. Our newest contributor, Brendan Holba, will give you the run down on every former Card that played Baseball at the University of Louisville. It is his first time blogging and we really hope you enjoy. Let’s Catch up with three Cards!

 

*Author’s Note
Players listed in order by the year they were drafted or signed as a free agent.
Justin Marks
The lefty from Owensboro, Kentucky completed the season in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization with the AAA Oklahoma City Dodgers.  Marks pitched in the big leagues with the Tampa Bay Ray’s totaling 1.1 innings, surrendering 2 hits including a home run.  He did complete the outing with a strikeout and a walk.  In May, Marks was claimed off of waivers by the Dodgers and is currently a free agent heading into the spring.  His final line for 2017 at the AAA level:
8-4 with a 5.11 era,  in 75.2 innings he gave up 76 hits and 43 earned runs to go along with 71 strikeouts, 36 walks and a  .259 batting average against with a 1.48 whip.

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*Home Opener Changed For UofL Baseball*

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

SCHEDULE CHANGE: Louisville Baseball Home-Opener with EKU Moved to Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Expected inclement weather forces schedule change for Cardinals and Colonels

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Due to expected inclement weather, the 13th-ranked Louisville baseball team’s 2018 home-opener against Eastern Kentucky will be played one day earlier than originally scheduled as the Cardinals and Colonels will meet Tuesday at 4 p.m., ET at Jim Patterson Stadium.

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Sam Bordner Named Stopper Of The Year Preseason Watch List

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Bordner Named to Stopper of the Year Preseason Watch List

Junior righty registered 0.41 ERA, three saves and 39 strikeouts in 43.2 innings last season

Online: http://gocards.com/news/2018/2/12/baseball-bordner-named-to-stopper-of-the-year-preseason-watch-list.aspx

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - University of Louisville junior righthanded pitcher Sam Bordner was named Monday to the preseason watch list for the 14th annual National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year Award, given to the top relief pitcher in NCAA Division I Baseball.

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Single Game Tickets On Sale For UofL Baseball

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

Louisville Baseball Single Game Tickets on Sale Now

Tickets priced at $10 for reserved chairback seats, $5 for general admission/berm seats

Online: http://gocards.com/news/2018/2/12/baseball-single-game-tickets-on-sale-now.aspx

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Single game tickets for 2018 University of Louisville baseball home games at Jim Patterson Stadium are on sale now through the Louisville Cardinals Ticket Office.

Priced at $10 per ticket for reserved chairback seats and $5 per ticket for berm seats, single game tickets can be purchased online at GoCards.com/bsbtickets, by phone at 502-GO-CARDS or by visiting the Louisville Cardinals Ticket Office, located near Gate 2 at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium (2800 South Floyd Street) on weekdays from 9 a.m., until 5 p.m.

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UofL Baseball Television Schedule Announced

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

Louisville Baseball’s 2018 Television Schedule Announced

Cardinals will have 52 of 56 regular season games televised on ESPN platforms

Online: http://gocards.com/news/2018/2/9/louisville-baseballs-2018-television-schedule-announced.aspx?path=baseball

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The University of Louisville baseball team’s 2018 television schedule features 52 of 56 regular season games on ESPN platforms, including all 30 Atlantic Coast Conference contests for the second consecutive season. The 52 regular season games slated for television coverage are the most in school history.

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UofL Baseball Previews Promotional Schedule For 2018 Season

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The rest of the schedule will be announced tomorrow!

Baseball To Host Red-White Scrimmage On Friday Afternoon

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The weather looks the best it has in months, get out and get your first look at the 2018 Cardinal 9!

Louisville to Host Red-White Baseball Scrimmage Friday Afternoon

First pitch set for 2 p.m., ET on Friday; Cardinals will also scrimmage Saturday at noon and Sunday at noon

Online: http://gocards.com/news/2018/2/7/louisville-to-host-red-white-baseball-scrimmage-friday-afternoon.aspx

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Sam Bordner Earns Preseason All-American Honor

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

Bordner Earns Preseason All-America Honor from NCBWA

Junior righty receives second preseason All-America accolade after registering 0.41 ERA in 43.2 innings last season

Online: http://gocards.com/news/2018/2/5/baseball-bordner-earns-preseason-all-america-honor-from-ncbwa.aspx

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - University of Louisville junior righthanded pitcher Sam Bordner received his second preseason All-America honor of 2018 after he was named Monday as a second team selection by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. Last month, Bordner was tabbed as a second team preseason All-American by D1Baseball.

A native of Baltimore, Ohio, Bordner earned his first career All-America honor (NCBWA Third Team) last season after registering a miniscule 0.41 ERA, 2-0 record and three saves in 43.2 innings and 23 total appearances as a sophomore. He delivered scoreless appearances in 22 of his 23 outings in 2017, including all four NCAA postseason outings when he piled up 13 strikeouts and did not allow a hit in 10.2 innings in the NCAA Regional, NCAA Super Regional and College World Series.

The No. 13 Cardinals will open the 2018 season on Friday, Feb. 16 at noon ET against Richmond in the first of three games at the Charleston Crab House Challenge in Charleston, South Carolina. Louisville will also play The Citadel on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 3 p.m., and George Mason on Sunday, Feb. 18 at 11 a.m. The 2018 home-opener at Jim Patterson Stadium for the Cardinals is set for Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 3 p.m., ET against Eastern Kentucky.

Fans can follow Louisville baseball on Twitter (@UofLBaseball) at http://twitter.com/uoflbaseball and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ulbaseball.

Cardinals Picked To Finish Second In Atlantic Division For ACC Baseball By Coaches

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

February 6, 2018

ACC Baseball Coaches Pick Louisville Second in Atlantic Division

Cardinals enter 2018 having won three straight ACC Atlantic Division championships

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The University of Louisville baseball team was tabbed to finish second in the 2018 ACC Atlantic Division race in a vote of the conference’s 14 head coaches, while Florida State was chosen as the favorite to win the division and conference championships.

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