After dropping their final three games to close the 2017 regular season, the Cardinals are looking to rebound in the ACC Tournament. Despite the three-game skid, U of L earned the number one seed after a rain-out cancelled the Saturday series finale against Florida State.
The Cardinals will host Florida State and Notre Dame in their pod tomorrow and Friday. Should the Cardinals advance, they will face the winner of Pool D between Virginia and Duke.
The Atlantic Coast Conference announced their 2017 Baseball Honors this afternoon, and 3 Louisville Cardinals were awarded these honors. Coach Dan McDonnell was awarded Coach of the Year for an ACC record three straight times, Devin Hairston was awarded the inaugural Defensive Player of the Year, and Brendan McKay was awarded Player of the Year.
Here’s Dan the Man after today’s cone from behind 6-4 win over the #7 Tigers from Clemson.
With a 4-2 win over Clemson on Friday, coach McDonnell earned his 500th win and the folks of the Louisville video team put together this wonderful video honoring him and his accomplishments. Enjoy …
Josh Stowers drove in four runs, while the Louisville bullpen used five pitchers to earn a 6-2 victory over #25 Vanderbilt.
The victory marked the third in the last four games in the Battle of the Barrel rivalry. U of L also improved their winning streak to 12 games, which is the second time this team has accomplished the feat this season. It also pushes Louisville’s record to 6-3 against ranked teams, with the Cardinals beginning a two-week stretch against RPI top 30 opponents to close the regular season.
Here’s Coach Dan McDonnell after today’s series clinching win vs Duke today at Jim Patterson Stadium.
As we roll into mid-March (and March Madness!), it seems as if the Cardinals have given up losing for Lent. U of L reeled off another four wins, the last two needing late game heroics from Devin Hairston and Jake Sparger, to push their undefeated mark to 11-0.
Up next, the Cards begin a stretch where they play five games in the next six days, starting with Tuesday’s road clash at EKU. Louisville will follow that up with another four-game home stand against Fort Wayne and begin conference play against Pitt.
Here are some comments after today’s 8-7 win over Eastern Michigan from head coach Dan McDonnell, Drew Ellis and freshman pitcher Adam Elliot.
Today was the kickoff to Baseball season as Baseball Media Day was held. The #6 Cards 2017 season starts Friday in Clearwater vs Alabama State. Here’s the presser:
Louisville baseball coach Dan McDonnell share some advise to parents who have a son or daughter who aspire to play at the collegiate level in this interview with The Travel Ball Dad. Dan is a great speaker and is always insightful. Thia is a great interview. Enjoy!
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Here is video from today’s presser with UofL Baseball Head Coach Dan McDonnell. The video was shot by CSZ correspondent Justin Krueger.
Today the great leader of our nation, Card Nation that is, stepped up to bat (no pun intended) and gave coach Dan McDonnell exactly what he earned. Our Head Coach Dan McDonnell was granted a 10 year extension worth $1 million dollars a year in base salary. We talked about the significance of that deal earlier here. But at 1pm Tom Jurich stepped up to the podium and announced the extension followed by Dan McDonnell. Click below to watch that press conference
This morning we all received an email regarding a surprise announcement regarding UofL Baseball. It didn’t take a genius to figure out that days after it came out that other teams may be interested in him for UofL to pull the trigger on a 10 year $1 million dollar per year contract extension. The contract making Coach McDonnell the highest paid Baseball coach in Louisville history. It also gives him the highest base salary in the country. He unofficially made $435,000 this year compared to a 1.135 million dollar salary made by UCLA HC John Savage who went 25-30-1, 45-16 & 25-31 the past 3 seasons. (95-77-1). This may be the best team we have ever had so it is only right that we pay the best coach we have ever had like the big boys do. Congrats Coach Mac!