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Louisville Regional Recap for Day 1

Here is your Louisville Regional Recap for the first day of action.

Louisville 11 St. Louis 2

LOUISVILLE, Ky.Senior first baseman Andrew Clark and sophomore second baseman Ryan Wright each hit home runs to lead the No. 7 Louisville baseball team to an 11-2 win over Saint Louis during Friday’s opening day of action at the NCAA Regional at Jim Patterson Stadium.

With the win, the top-seeded Cardinals (49-12) advance to the winner’s bracket game against No. 2 seeded Vanderbilt, an 8-7 winner in 13 innings over No. 3 Illinois State. First pitch for the Cardinals and Commodores is set for 4 p.m. ET on Saturday and single game tickets will be available at Jim Patterson Stadium on Saturday morning.

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Vanderbilt 8 Illinois State 7

LOUISVILLE , Ky.— Sophomore Jack Armstrong’s pinch-hit RBI single in the bottom of the 13th inning lifted Vanderbilt to an 8-7 win over Illinois State in the first game of the NCAA Louisville Regional Friday afternoon at Jim Patterson Stadium.

The Commodores (42-17) will play the winner of the Louisville-Saint Louis game tomorrow at 3 p.m. CT/4 p.m. ET.

With one out in the 13th Andrew Giobbi doubled off of ISU relief ace Kenny Long. The southpaw had come on in relief in the seventh and held the VU offense scoreless for six innings. The Redbirds chose to intentionally walk Curt Casali to set up the force out in addition to setting up a left vs. left matchup at the plate.

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