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.
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:
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:
The Louisville Baseball team released their heritage uniforms for the season. Check them out. Not sure what the difference is from last year. Enjoy!
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.
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:
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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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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.
Kyle Funkhouser seen what one unnamed newly deleted from Twitter B.O.T. member had to say today.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Following its fourth straight NCAA Super Regional appearance and a second straight ACC Atlantic Division championship, the Louisville baseball program kicked off its preparations for the 2017 season Monday with the announcement of the team’s summer baseball assignments.
The Cardinals have 18 underclassmen assigned to four different wooden bat leagues as well as the USA Collegiate National Team this summer. Rising juniors Devin Hairston and Brendan McKay are leading the way as they compete this summer with Team USA, starting with the team training camp on June 27 in Southern California.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Louisville baseball team added three more All-America honors on Saturday as the American Baseball Coaches Association named sophomore pitcher/first baseman Brendan McKay and junior outfielder Corey Ray to its first team and included sophomore shortstop Devin Hairston as a third team selection.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville junior catcher Will Smith was named Sunday to the 2016 American Baseball Coaches Association Gold Glove Team becoming the first Cardinals player to earn the prestigious defensive honor.
The baseball season is over. Like many of my fellow UofL Baseball fan friends I am hoping that one of the draftees will return. Coach Mac said he expected all of the day one draftees to leave but I was holding out hope. The guy that I thought would be most likely to return was Blake Tiberi. After seeing his tweet earlier I no longer have hope.
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