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UofL OF Josh Stowers Picked By Seattle Mariners In MLB Draft

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UofL OF Josh Stowers is now a member of the Seattle Mariners after being the 54th pick in the 2nd round of last night’s MLB Draft.

Stowers joins a long line of UofL baseball players drafted in the early rounds (there are 40 rounds in the MLB Draft); among them are Corey Ray, Brendan McKay, Nick Solak, and the Burdi brothers.

Stowers grew as a player at UofL. He went from being used as a pinch runner, pinch hitter, and occasional starter his freshman year to an everyday starter and rising star on a College World Series team his sophomore year.

As a junior this year, Stowers cemented his status as a star by becoming a heart of the order mainstay, a terror on the base paths, and an excellent defender in the outfield for Coach Dan McDonnell. While having power in his bat, Stowers was also able to hit for average. The speed he possessed was reminiscent of former Card Corey Ray.

Stowers was stellar this season batting .336 with 14 doubles, 4 triples, 9 home runs, 60 rbis, 36 stolen bases, and 72 runs scored. He also maintained a .980 fielding percentage with 146 put outs per gocards.com.

We at Cardinal Sports Zone congratulate Josh Stowers on his incredible Cardinal career and wish him the best in his Major League career.

Below is the press release from UofL regarding Josh Stowers.

Press Release from the University of Louisville Athletic Department: 

Mariners Select Stowers in Second Round of 2018 MLB Draft

Junior outfielder hit .336 with nine home runs, 60 RBIs, 14 doubles and 36 stolen bases in 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky. РUniversity of Louisville junior outfielder Josh Stowers was selected 54th overall by the Seattle Mariners in the second round of the 2018 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Monday night. The selection marks the third straight season and the fourth time in the last five seasons the Cardinals have had a player chosen in the first two rounds of the MLB Draft.

A native of Westchester, Illinois, Stowers was an All-ACC First Team selection hitting .336 with nine home runs, 60 RBIs, 14 doubles, 72 runs scored, 52 walks and 36 stolen bases in 43 attempts this season. Stowers closed his third collegiate season by reaching base safely in 47 consecutive games, the longest streak for the Cardinals since the 2000 season. The 36 stolen bases in 2018 rank as the sixth highest single season total in school history. In his three-year career at Louisville, Stowers hit .323 with 60 stolen bases (eighth most in school history), 126 runs scored and 96 RBIs in 147 games played.

The 2018 MLB Draft continues Tuesday with rounds 3-10 starting at 1 p.m., ET, before concluding Wednesday at noon ET with rounds 11-40.

The Louisville baseball team concluded its 2018 season on Sunday night with a loss at Texas Tech in the championship round of the NCAA Lubbock Regional. The Cardinals finished with a 45-19 record overall after advancing to the final round of an NCAA Regional for the seventh straight season. Louisville also registered its seventh straight 40-win season and the 11th in 12 seasons under head coach Dan McDonnell.

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

 LOUISVILLE BASEBALL AT 2018 MLB DRAFT

  • OF, Josh Stowers (Westchester, Ill./Mount Carmel HS) ‚Äď 2nd Round ‚Äď 54th Selection ‚Äď Seattle Mariners

Thirty-Six Current Or Former Student-Athletes Will Participate In Fall Graduation

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On Thursday, Dec. 15, 36 current or former University of Louisville student-athletes will participate in the fall graduation ceremony at the KFC Yum! Center.
 
“We are proud of the sustained academic success of our student-athletes,” said¬†Marvin Mitchell, Louisville’s Senior Associate Director for Student Services and Diversity. “They have worked hard to achieve goals in their sport as well as in the classroom. Congratulation to this year’s graduating class!”

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School Record Six Cardinals Receive NCBWA All-America Honors

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Louisville baseball team set a school record Wednesday with six players receiving All-America recognition from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, including five first team honorees.

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Nick Solak: Drafted 62nd To The Yankees (Video Reaction)

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Three Cardinals Receive All-America Honors From Baseball America

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UofL Baseball SID Garett Wall

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A trio of players from the Louisville baseball team received 2016 Baseball America All-America honors on Tuesday with sophomore pitcher/first baseman Brendan McKay leading the way with first team recognition as a utility player. Junior outfielder Corey Ray was named to the second team, while junior second baseman Nick Solak received third team accolades.

 

Tuesday’s announcement marked the second All-American honors this season for McKay and Ray, who were Louisville Slugger All-Americans, while Solak was chosen as an All-American for the first time in his collegiate career. Including Solak, five Cardinals have received All-America honors in 2016 as junior lefty Drew Harrington and junior righty Zack Burdi was also named Louisville Slugger All-Americans by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.

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2016 NCAA All-Louisville Regional Team

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2016 NCAA All-Louisville Regional Team
P: Drew Harrington, Louisville 
P: Kyle Funkhouser, Louisville
C: Will Smith, Louisville
1B: Danny Rosenbaum, Louisville
2B: Nick Solak, Louisville
SS: Devin Hairston, Louisville 
3B: Blake Tiberi, Louisville
OF: Troy Montgomery, Ohio State
OF: Ryan Fucci, Wright State
OF: J.D. Orr, Wright State
DH: Brendan McKay, Louisville
Most Outstanding Player: Brendan McKay, Louisville

No. 2 Louisville Wins Fourth Straight NCAA Baseball Regional

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LOUISVILLE, Ky.¬†– Lefthander¬†Drew Harrington delivered a dominant performance on the mound while¬†Nick Solak¬†homered and drove in three runs as the No. 2 national seed Louisville baseball team won its fourth straight NCAA Regional championship with Sunday’s 3-1 victory against Wright State at Jim Patterson Stadium.

With the win, their 22nd consecutive at home, the Cardinals (50-12) clinched their sixth NCAA Super Regional berth and fourth 50-win season in the last 10 years. Louisville, which owns the nation’s longest active NCAA Regional winning streak at 12 games, will host the winner of the Nashville Regional in the best-of-three NCAA Super Regional starting either Friday or Saturday at Patterson Stadium. Having already set a school record for home wins in a season, the Cardinals improved to 36-1 at Patterson Stadium this season and are 22-6 all-time in NCAA postseason games at the corner of Third and Central.

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Cardinals Advance To Regional Final With 15-3 Win Over Buckeyes

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Garett Wall UofL Baseball SID

LOUISVILLE, Ky. РDanny Rosenbaum connected for a pair of two-run homers and Brendan McKay had 10 strikeouts to lead the No. 2 national seed Louisville baseball team in a 15-3 win over Ohio State in Saturday’s NCAA Regional winners bracket game at Jim Patterson Stadium.

 

With their 21st consecutive win at home, the Cardinals (49-12) advance to the championship round of an NCAA Regional for the fifth straight season and the seventh time in the last eight years. Ohio State (44-19-1) will face Wright State (45-16) in an elimination game on Sunday at noon ET and the winner will meet Louisville at 4 p.m.

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Louisville Powers Past Wake Forest in ACC Championship Opener

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Cardinals set season highs with 17 strikeouts on the mound and four home runs at the plate

 

DURHAM, N.C. РKade McClure had a career-high 11 strikeouts while Will Smith homered twice and drove in five runs as the third-ranked Louisville baseball team opened the 2016 ACC Championship with an 9-5 victory over Wake Forest on Wednesday night at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

 

The second-seeded Cardinals (47-10) registered season highs in with 17 strikeouts on the mound and four home runs at the plate as they extended their winning streak to 10 games. In four games against the Demon Deacons (33-24), all in the last seven days, Louisville connected for nine home runs, the most for the Cardinals against any opponent this season.

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UofL Baseball Schedule & TONS Of Great Info From Garett Wall

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DURHAM, N.C. – The third-ranked Louisville baseball team enters the 2016 Atlantic Coast Conference Championship as the No. 2 seed and will begin its Pool B schedule against No. 10 Wake Forest (4-3 winner against No. 7 Duke on Tuesday) on Wednesday at 7 p.m., ET at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Following an off day, the Cardinals continue the week against No. 6 Clemson on Friday at 11 a.m., before concluding pool play against No. 3 Virginia on Saturday at 7 p.m. The two teams with the best records within their respective pools will advance to the title game on Sunday at noon with the winner earning the ACC’s automatic berth into the NCAA Championship.

Radio coverage for all Louisville baseball games at the ACC Championship and throughout the postseason will be provided by 93.9 The Ville. Regional Sports Networks from across the conference footprint and across the nation will carry all 14 games on Tuesday through Saturday. Sunday’s championship game will be televised nationally by ESPN2. All games will also be available on ESPN3.
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No. 4 Louisville Closes Regular Season With Sweep At Wake Forest

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Garett Wall UofL Baseball SID

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Brendan McKay and Danny Rosenbaum connected for home runs and Kyle Funkhouser won his fifth consecutive start as the No. 4 Louisville baseball team closed the regular season with a 9-3 road victory over Wake Forest on Saturday afternoon at David F. Couch Ballpark.

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More @UofLBaseball Accolades

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Garett Wall UofL Baseball SID

DALLAS – The Louisville baseball team led all programs with four players named as semifinalists for the Dick Howser Trophy as announced Friday by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. Junior pitcher Drew Harrington, sophomore pitcher/first baseman Brendan McKay, junior outfielder Corey Ray and junior second baseman Nick Solak were among the 43 semifinalists for the award, given to the top player in collegiate baseball.

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Recap Of Game 2: UofL Baseball 9 Wake Forest 2

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UofL Baseball SID Garett Wall

Harrington Leads No. 4 Cardinals in Series-Clincher Over Demon Deacons
Lefty works seven scoreless for 11th win; McKay goes 3-for-3, while Ray and Smith add home runs

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Junior Drew Harrington twirled seven shutout innings while the offense connected for 15 hits as the No. 4 Louisville baseball team cruised to a 9-2 series-clinching road win over Wake Forest on Friday at David F. Couch Ballpark.

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Cards Defeat Wake 3-1 (Recap)

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UofL Baseball SID Garett Wall

 

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Shortstop Devin Hairston homered and drove in two runs while lefthander Brendan McKay won his fourth consecutive start as the No. 4 Louisville baseball opened its weekend series at Wake Forest with a 3-1 victory on Thursday night at David F. Couch Ballpark.

 

Thursday’s win by the Cardinals, combined with Florida State’s loss to Miami, clinched a second straight ACC Atlantic Division championship for Louisville (44-10, 20-8 ACC), which has won five straight regular season conference titles. The Cardinals are guaranteed one of the top two seeds in next week’s ACC Championship, which kicks off Tuesday at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina.

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Eight-Run Inning Propels Louisville Past Indiana, 9-2

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Garett Wall UofL Baseball SID

LOUISVILLE, Ky.¬†– The No. 4 Louisville baseball team erupted for eight runs in a decisive sixth inning while sophomore¬†Kade McClure¬†became the nation’s second 11-game winner with Tuesday night’s 9-2 victory against No. 27 Indiana at Jim Patterson Stadium.

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#5 Cardinals Complete Sweep Of #10 Wolfpack

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – On a day in which the Louisville baseball team honored its senior class of Kyle Funkhouser, Anthony Kidston and Danny Rosenbaum during a pregame ceremony, the fifth-ranked Cardinals received contributions from each them on the field in Sunday afternoon’s 6-1 win over No. 10 NC State completing a series sweep of the ACC foe.

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#5 Louisville Beats #10 NC State 4-2 To Clinch Series

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Garett Wall UofL Baseball SID

LOUISVILLE, Ky.¬†– Powered by a four-run fifth inning and seven quality innings from junior lefthander¬†Drew Harrington, the fifth-ranked Louisville baseball team continued its dominance at Jim Patterson Stadium with Saturday afternoon’s 4-2 series-clinching win over No. 10 NC State.

The Cardinals (41-10, 18-8 ACC) won their 17th consecutive home game and improved to 31-1 this season at Patterson Stadium. Louisville has won each of its 10 ACC series at home during the last two seasons and are 308-91 (.771 winning percentage) all-time at the ballpark since its opening in 2005.

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#5 Baseball Cards Defeat #10 NCST 2-0

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Cards move into 1st place in the Atlantic¬†by percentage points (.680)¬†with FSU’s (.666)¬†5-4 loss to Duke Friday Night.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. РSophomore left hander Brendan McKay and junior righty Zack Burdi combined for 11 strikeouts as the No. 5 Louisville baseball team set a school record with its 11th shutout of the season in Friday night’s 2-0 victory against No. 10 NC State at Jim Patterson Stadium.

 

With a standing-room only crowd of 4,234 on hand for the series-opener, the Cardinals (40-10, 17-8 ACC) won for the 10th time in their last 11 outings and improved to 30-1 at home this season. The 11 shutouts for Louisville this season is one better than the previous school record total of 10 set during the 2010 season. Friday’s outing marked the 28th time in 50 games this season the Cardinals have allowed two or fewer earned runs.

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#5 Cards Claim Battle Of The Barrel With 8-5 Win Over #7 Vandy

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Junior Nick Solak had three hits and led a trio of Cardinals with home runs as the No. 5 Louisville baseball team remained unbeaten in midweek games with an 8-5 road victory over No. 7 Vanderbilt in the annual Battle of the Barrel on Tuesday at Hawkins Field.

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Cards Win Series At UNC

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Louisville Baseball SID Garett Wall

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Outfielder Corey Ray had three hits and drove in three runs to lead the No. 5 Louisville baseball team to a 10-6 series-clinching road win over No. 17 North Carolina on Sunday afternoon at Boshamer Stadium.

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