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CSZ Podcast: Baseball Tournament Edition

It’s been awhile but the time folks at CSZ have come back to the podcast airwaves. Jeremy, Matt McGavic & Justin Krueger break down the upcoming NCAA Baseball Tournament. LJ was nice enough to come in and reluctantly produce it. We talked about the bracket overall, UofL’s pod & ppl mad online about Dan McDonnell. Is it Omaha or bust for the Cards? Tune in to hear what we think.

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Louisville #7 National Seed: Opponents Revealed

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Louisville was named the #7 National seed & just as we assumed were matched up with Lexington in the Supers. The Cardinals will play Fri-Sun schedule. Here is the full slate of games in the Louisville regional.

ACC Championship Preview Presser

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The ACC Baseball Tournament starts tomorrow at Louisville Slugger Field. The Cards don’t play until Thursday night at 7pm vs ND. Today U of L Baseball had a press conference previewing that tournament. Enjoy!

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The Complete Schedule For ACC Baseball Tournament Announced

This morning the complete schedule for the first ever ACC Tournament at Louisville Slugger Field was announced. Louisville is your #1 overall seed by winning the regular season by 1/2 game over Coastal Division Champion UNC. The Cards play Thursday at 7pm vs Notre Dame then Friday at 3 vs FSU.

So here’s the deal. The winner of each pool advances to a 4 team elimination bracket. Here’s how those 4 teams are determined. Each team plays both teams in their pods. The team with the best record will win that pod. If there is a tie with the same record the team with the highest ACC winning percentage advances to bracket play. Which would be the highest seeded team per Kelly Dickey. If you have any questions about the ACC Tournament feel free to contact us on Twitter at @CardSportsZone @GeneralWasp @kruegermania or @Jeremy_CSZ or on Facebook at Cardinal Sports Zone.

Senior Day For UofL Baseball

Despite the gloomy circumstances & ultimately the cancellation of game 3 vs FSU, the Cardinals still honored their seniors. Last year the theme of departing players was the draft. This year the theme of the Senior class is dependability. Lyman, Taylor,Summers & Sparger are the glue guys that every team needs to be champions. That was proven year after year. Congrats to all of our Seniors!

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.

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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

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

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Louisville Baseball Goes 5-0 In Long Week

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In a longer than usual week, the Louisville Cardinals handled it with ease as they went 5-0 against the Northern Kentucky Norse & Toledo Rockets as well as the Eastern Kentucky Colonels in a rain-delay makeup game. The perfect week put them at 38-6 on the season, and their conference record of 17-4 remained the same as they had the week off from conference play.

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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

 

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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: 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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