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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

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UofL Baseball Postgame Presser Pitt: G3

Here are today’s pressers from after game 3 vs Pitt to take the Cards to 15-0.  Just a reminder: The Cards best start in history is 17-0. With wins Wednesday vs Xavier & a win vs BC on Friday, the Cards would be poised to make history. BC is no pushover in baseball with a win over #2 FSU. Good luck Cards #LetsMakeHistory

Dan McDonnell

Josh Stowers

Nick Bennett

UofL Baseball Postgame Presser: Pitt G2

Here are today’s pressers from after game 2 vs Pitt to take the Cards to 14-0. We will add more as they become available. Just a reminder: The Cards best start in history is 17-0. With wins tomorrow vs Pitt, Wednesday vs Xavier & a win vs BC on Friday, the Cards would be poised to make history. BC is no pushover in baseball with a win over #2 FSU. Good luck Cards #LetsMakeHistory

Logan Taylor

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

Louisville Baseball Demolishes Morehead State, 20-2

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In an offensive show of force, the Louisville Cardinals defeated the Morehead State Eagles by an astounding 18 runs, in which 4 separate players drove in at least 3 RBIs. The Cards drove in 5, 7 and 4 runs in the fifth, seventh and eighth innings respectively. Game MVP Drew Ellis totaled 5 RBIs, where he had an RBI sacrifice fly in the 5th inning, as well as a grand slam in the 7th inning. Ellis was the fourth Cardinal to have a home run, with Colin Lyman having a 3 run homer in the 5th, Colby Fitch having a 2 run homer in the 6th, and Michael Bollmer having a 3 run home run in the 8th. In relief of starting pitcher Bryan Hoeing, pitcher Jake Sparger came away with the W, moving to 1-0 on the season.

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Louisville Baseball Jumps To 6th In Latest Polls

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In the latest round of NCAA Baseball polls, the Louisville Cardinals have jumped up to as high as the 6th ranked team in the country, trailing only Florida State in 5 out of 6 polls, and North Carolina in 1 poll as the best team in the ACC. NINE ranked teams from the ACC!

Final Pitch: Louisville Sweeps Omaha and EKU Easily

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Following a successful three-game stretch in Florida, the Cardinals returned home to start their 2017 home slate, beginning their eight game home stretch at Jim Patterson Stadium.

Louisville Destroys EKU 19-3

The week began with thunderous authority, as U of L downed Eastern Kentucky 19-3 in its home opener. The day was led by All-American candidates Devin Hairston (4-4, three RBI) and Brendan McKay (2-4, four RBI, HR).

Jake Snider also had a noteworthy play in the fifth. The freshman singled up to center field, but an error by the center fielder resulted in Snider making it back to home for an unearned score. Had the error not occurred, it would have been Louisville’s first inside-the-park home run in 12 years.

After McKay opened with a grand-slam in the first inning, EKU rallied to cut the deficit to 4-3 with an RBI single from Jacob Abbott in the second, and then two more runs in the third with an RBI bunt and a wild pitch. Louisville then went on a 15-0 run from the fifth to the eighth inning, led by a two-run home run from Drew Ellis. Logan Taylor had another stellar night, batting 3-of-4 with two RBI.

Bryan Hoeing earned his first career start for Louisville, striking out seven but allowing three earned runs on four hits. Rabon Martin would earn the win with three no-hit shutout innings and striking out three.

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Corey Ray Highlight Video

 

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Baseball season starts today, but before that, who doesn’t want to see a highlight of one of our recent stars from last year?

Jeff Nunn blessed us with a highlight video of former U of L outfielder Corey Ray, who was drafted fifth overall to the Milwaukee Brewers in 2016. Ray finished his U of L career with a .318 batting average, 82 stolen bases (4th all-time in school history, and 27 home runs. Ray also added 133 RBI and 36 doubles as one of Louisville baseball’s greatest athletes of all-time.

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:

 

D1 Baseball Pre-Season Top 25: ACC Rules!

(Via @UofLBaseball & Garett Wall)

(Via @UofLBaseball & Garett Wall)

Today the D1 top 25 came out & to nobodies surprise the ACC was well represented. The ACC has 7, SEC 5, Pac 12 3, Big 12 2 & Big 10 with 1.

Great starting point for the Cards this year. A lot of room for improvement. It’s almost time to get back to Jim Patterson Stadium! Click more for the full list:

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Louisville Baseball Heritage Uniforms Revealed

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Photo: GoCards.com

The Louisville Baseball team released their heritage uniforms for the season. Check them out. Not sure what the difference is from last year. Enjoy!

Brendan McKay Named Pre Season Player Of The Year

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Garett Wall

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville junior lefthanded pitcher and first baseman Brendan McKay was named Monday as the preseason National Player of the Year and as a First Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball newspaper, while junior righthanded pitcher Kade McClure was a third team selection.

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Louisville Baseball Fall Review (Video)

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Louisville Baseball released this fall wrap up video. This season is one that most people are looking forward to for a multitude of reasons. One being uncertainty. The Cards lost a ton of talent to the MLB. Despite that the Cards are ranked as high as top 10. As a UofL Baseball fanatic I’m interested to see how we get to that seeing that we lost so much talent.

2017 Louisville Baseball Schedule Release

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Here is what the die hard baseball fans have been waiting for since the Super Regionals ended. The schedule release. The regulat season may start in Florida but it will end in Louisville v d FSU then a trip to Slugger Field fire the first time ever in the ACC Championship. Here is the month by month breakdown for you:

 

Louisville Slugger Field To Host 2017 ACC Baseball Championship

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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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Summer Baseball Notebook

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UofL Baseball S.I.D. Garett Wall

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The 2016 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team, featuring rising University of Louisville juniors Devin Hairston and Brendan McKay, split its four games against Chinese Taipei last week while also withstanding Super Typhoon Nepartak, which made landfall in Taiwan on July 8.

In a series originally slated for five games, Team USA won games two (3-1) and four (3-2) while dropping games one (8-7) and three (3-2) before the deciding fifth game was cancelled in the fourth inning due to heavy rains and lightning. The two teams played on July 5-6 as scheduled before adjusting the slate with a doubleheader on July 7 in advance of the arrival of Nepartak. After successfully navigating the heavy rains and winds on July 8, the attempt to determine a series winner on July 9 was halted early because of inclement weather.

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Brendan McKay: 2 Time Olerud Award Winner

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GARETT WALL UOFL BASEBALL SID

LUBBOCK, Texas – University of Louisville sophomore pitcher and first baseman Brendan McKay was named Friday as the John Olerud Two-way Player of the Year Award winner becoming the first repeat winner of the prestigious honor.

 

After winning the award as a freshman in 2015, the Darlington, Pennsylvania native did not suffer from any kind of sophomore slump successfully maintaining his status as the nation’s top two-way player. McKay put up tremendous numbers in 2016 en route to earning All-America honors from six different organizations as well as garnering All-Atlantic Coast Conference First Team accolades as both a pitcher and hitter. He was also a finalist for the Dick Howser Trophy, which honors the top player in all of college baseball.

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Summer Notebook: Hairston, McKay Begin Summer Tour With Team USA

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The summer tour for the 2016 USA Baseball Collegiate Team, which includes rising Louisville juniors Devin Hairston and Brendan McKay, officially kicked off Monday with day one of training camp at the Major League Baseball Urban Youth Academy in Compton, California.

Hairston and McKay are among 29 of the nation’s top collegiate underclassmen in Southern California for this week’s team trials, which began with an afternoon practice session on Monday. Team USA will play five games against teams from the California Collegiate League, starting today (Tuesday) at 1:30 p.m., PT against the Santa Barbara Foresters at Dodger Stadium. The USA Collegiate National Team and the Foresters will also play on Wednesday (June 29) at 5 p.m. at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium on the campus of UC-Santa Barbara.

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Kyle Funkhouser Throws The Fastball

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Photo: GoCards.com

Kyle Funkhouser seen what one unnamed newly deleted from Twitter B.O.T. member had to say today.

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Corey Ray’s Brewer Intro Presser

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Here is the press conference to introduce the Rookie Corey Ray to BrewerNation. (Not even sure this is a thing, let me know Brewer fans). Enjoy!