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#4 Louisville Takes 7-4 Win Over #5 Texas Tech


#4 Louisville (15-2) rallied from a 4-1 deficit after four innings to split the weekday series against #5 Texas Tech (16-3), beating the Red Raiders 7-4.

The win snapped a two-game losing streak and was Louisville’s first win against a top-five ranked opponent since April 2016, per Kelly Dickey. Texas Tech entered today’s game ranked #1 in the RPI, and as high as fifth in four of the seven national polls.

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Logan Wyatt Named ACC Co-Player Of The Week


Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville sophomore first baseman Logan Wyatt was named Monday as the Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Co-Player of the Week.

The conference honor is the first for Wyatt, who shared this week’s recognition with Clemson’s Seth Beer. Miami’s Evan McKendry was selected as Pitcher of the Week.

Wyatt was 7-for-12 at the plate with a home run, three doubles, one triple and eight RBIs as the Cardinals went 3-1 last week with a series win over No. 13 North Carolina. Wyatt added seven walks and scored five runs while registering a 1.250 slugging percentage and .737 on-base percentage in the four games. After opening the week with four hits and five RBIs in a win over Morehead State, the Louisville native was 2-for-3 with a pivotal three-run double and scored the game-winning run in the 5-4 series-opening victory against the Tar Heels. Overall, Wyatt has a .309 batting average, seven doubles and 15 RBIs in 15 games this season for the Cardinals (14-1, 2-1 ACC).

Up next, No. 4 Louisville concludes its 14-game homestand at Jim Patterson Stadium with a two-game midweek series against No. 5 Texas Tech. The Cardinals and Red Raiders are set for Tuesday at 3 p.m., ET and Wednesday at noon.

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Photo Gallery: Baseball vs. UNC (Game 2)

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The Louisville baseball team took down North Carolina 6-4 to move to 14-0 on Saturday. Shay Smiddy got the start and the win to move to 2-0 on the year. Smiddy pitched 5 innings and only gave up 3 hits. Justin Lavey went 2 for 3, while Devin Mann chipped in 3 RBI. The Cards look to finish the sweep and stay undefeated on Sunday.

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Louisville Takes UNC Series With 6-4 Win, Advances to 14-0


Louisville used three runs in the third and fourth innings each, led by Mann’s RBI double in the third inning, as the Cardinals (14-0) remain undefeated with a 6-4 win over North Carolina (7-7).

Like in game one, the Tar Heels took an early lead after an RBI single from Kyle Datres. While Datres drove in two runs, he was tagged out trying to reach second, with Michael Busch’s groundout closing the inning after.

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Wyatt Leads Louisville to 5-4 Win Over UNC


On a chilly night at Jim Patterson Stadium, #8 Louisville (13-0) held off #13 North Carolina (7-6) with a dramatic 5-4 win on Friday.

Despite allowing two early runs in the second, Louisville took the lead in the sixth with and held off multiple rallies by the Tar Heels to open ACC play with a victory. Logan Wyatt led the way with a 2-for-3 performance, driving in three RBI in the sixth and scoring the go-ahead run in the eighth on a wild pitch by UNC’s Cooper Criswell.

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UofL Baseball Cracks Top 10 In USA Today Coaches Poll


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

Lavey’s Homer Powers Louisville to Eighth Straight Win


Last year, Louisville sealed its birth to the NCAA Super Regional with an 8-7 win over Xavier. Though not as high-stakes as that meeting last June, both teams found themselves in a tight contest once again.

A go-ahead two-run homer from Justin Lavey in the seventh inning was the difference for #10 Louisville (8-0), as the Cardinals pulled out a 6-4 win over Xavier (3-5).

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Time Change For UofL Baseball’s Friday Game


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.


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U of L Opens Home Slate with 4-2 Win Over EKU


#13 Louisville (4-0) used a four run second inning, led by RBI singles from Devin Mann and Drew Campbell, to edge out a 4-2 win over Eastern Kentucky (0-4) in their home opener.

The win marked the 11th straight for Louisville in the series, extending their all-time record to 68-48-1 against the Colonels.

It was another game where Louisville allowed early runs in the first, but rebounded with a strong second inning. EKU’s Nick Howie drove in an RBI triple in the first, giving the Colonels an early 2-0 lead.

Louisville then responded in the second with a four-run outing. Drew Campbell drove in an RBI single to right field, with Devin Mann adding a two-RBI single of his own. In between, a bases loaded walk from Jake Snider added another run for the Cardinals.

It would be a quiet day for both teams, afterwards. EKU had opportunities late in the game, but couldn’t capitalize on them. Shay Smiddy worked his way out of the sixth and seventh innings with runners on base, while Sam Bordner closed the ninth with three strikeouts after allowing a lead-off single.

Tyler Romanik (2-5, one run) was the only Colonel batters with multiple hits in the game. Nick Howie finished 1-4 at the plate, with two RBIs on his triple in the first inning.

For Louisville, Devin Mann and Drew Campbell finished 2-for-4 at the plate, with Mann driving in two RBIs and Campbell landing one. Jake Snider also had a 1-for-2 showing at the plate, with an RBI and two walks. Ethan Stringer also recorded a hit in the game for Louisville.

Bryan Hoeing got the weekday start, after making an appearance in Friday’s win against Richmond. Hoeing allowed the RBI triple in the first, but finished five innings of work with three hits, four walks and two strikeouts. Shay Smiddy, Adam Elliott and Sam Bordner made appearances out of the bullpen, combining for four shutout innings. With Bordner’s shutout ninth inning, he has not allowed a run in 24 of his last 25 appearances.

Also of note, this was U of L’s first ticketed game of 2018. Attendance was 2,535 for the game, up 15% from last year’s home opener against EKU. The game was moved from one day ahead to Tuesday, due to possible inclement weather on Wednesday. One game won’t foreshadow any trends regarding attendance, but it’ll be an ongoing story as the season progresses.

Up next, Louisville will host a weekend series against Youngstown State. Friday’s opener is set to start at 3 p.m., with Saturday & Sunday’s game both starting at 1 p.m.

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*


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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D1 Baseball Releases 2018 Preseason Projected Field Of 64


College baseball is finally here! D1 Baseball released their preseason projected field of 64, and they have Louisville as a top 16 seed hosting a regional! You can see the complete breakdown below.

The Cardinals open up the season this weekend in Charleston and will be back in town to host EKU on Wednesday, February 21st at 3 PM. Be sure to get your tickets today!

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


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


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


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, 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


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



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


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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


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.

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


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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UofL Baseball Announces Radio Schedule

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

Louisville Releases 2018 Baseball Radio Schedule

93.9 The Ville returns as flagship station for the Cardinals for a fourth straight season


LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville baseball team’s 2018 radio schedule was released Thursday afternoon, highlighted by the return of 93.9 The Ville as flagship station for the fourth consecutive season.

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