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Around The Bases: ACC Tournament Primer

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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.

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McDonnell, McKay & Hairston Awarded ACC Honors

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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.

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Dan McDonnell Game 2 Clemson Presser

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Here’s Dan the Man after today’s cone from behind 6-4 win over the #7 Tigers from Clemson.

Go Cards!

Dan McDonnell Earns 500th Career Win (Video)

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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 …

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Louisville vs Vandy Baseball Postgame Pressers

Here are tonight’s pressers from after tonight’s 6-2 win over #25 ranked Vanderbilt

Head Coach Dan McDonnell

 

Josh Stowers

Stowers Powers Louisville To Victory Over Vanderbilt

 

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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.

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Listen To Coach McDonnell Talk Cards Baseball And His Derby Pick

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Louisville Vs Toledo Pressers After Game 3 Whoopin!

After troubles early in game one, the Cards turned around & swept Toledo. The Cards won game 3 17-2. Here are the pressers from after game.

Dan McDonnell

 

Brendan McKay

 

Colin Lyman

Go Cards!

UofL Baseball-NKU Pressers

Here are the Pressers from after the game today vs NKU at Louisville Slugger Field. The Cards were down 4-0 & came from behind in a HR fest led by Zeke Pinkham’s first career HR & 2 by Dreeeeeew…Ellis. They won 6-4. Here’s what they had to say

Dan McDonnell

 

Drew Ellis

 

Zeke Pinkham

 

Go Cards!

Louisville Baseball Pressers

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Here’s Coach Dan McDonnell after today’s series clinching win vs Duke today at Jim Patterson Stadium.

 

Dan McDonnell

 

Nick Bennett

 

Devin Mann

UofL Baseball Postgame Presser: Pitt G1

Here are today’s Pressers from after game 1 vs Pitt to take the Cards to 13-0 on the season. The Cards best start in history is 17-0 in 1957.

Dan McDonnel

Brendan McKay

Around the Bases: March 7th, 2016

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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.

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U of L Baseball Post Game Pressers

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Photo: GoCards.com

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.

 

Dan McDonnell

 

Drew Ellis

 

Adam Elliott

 

2017 UofL Baseball Media Day Presser

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Photo: GoCards.com

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:

 

Coach McDonnell Shares Advice For Parents

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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!

Louisville Slugger Field To Host 2017 ACC Baseball Championship

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PRESS RELEASE

Garett Wall
UofL Baseball SID

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Championship will be played at Louisville Slugger Field in downtown Louisville as announced by the conference on Tuesday. Originally slated for Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina, the 2017 baseball championship was among eight neutral site championships relocated by the ACC.

Louisville Slugger Field, which opened in 2000, boasts a seating capacity of 13,131. Home the Louisville Bats’ minor league team, the stadium played host to the 2008 Triple-A All-Star Game and features 32 private suites in addition to second-level club seating.

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Dan McDonnell 6-8-16 Super Regional Talk

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Photo: tpnn.com

 

Here is video from today’s presser with UofL Baseball Head Coach Dan McDonnell. The video was shot by CSZ correspondent Justin Krueger.

Tom Jurich Presser: Video

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(AP Photo/The Courier-Journal, Alton Strupp)

 

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

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Dan McDonnell Becomes The Highest Paid Baseball Coach Ever At UofL!

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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!

Tom Jurich Presser

Here is footage from the presser today involving Tom Jurich after the NCAA Baseball Tournament field was revealed. The video was taken by CSZ Baseball correspondent Justin Krueger. Enjoy!