LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Freshman outfielder Ryan Wright hammered a key three-run home run, while freshman righty Tony Zych pitched six strong innings to lift the top-seeded Louisville baseball team to a 5-3 win over Vanderbilt in Monday night’s NCAA Regional championship game at Jim Patterson Stadium and the program’s second NCAA Super Regional in three years. Continue reading
Here is your Day 3 Recap from the Louisville Regional.
Vanderbilt 6 Middle Tennessee State 0
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Junior Caleb Cotham threw a complete-game four-hit shutout to lead Vanderbilt to a 6-0 win over Middle Tennessee in an elimination game Sunday afternoon at Patterson Stadium.
The Commodores (36-26) moved into its fourth NCAA Regional finals in five trips under Tim Corbin and will have to defeat host Louisville twice in order to advance to the Super Regionals. Continue reading
Here is your Day 2 Recap from the Louisville Regional.
Vanderbilt 10 Indiana 0
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Freshman right-hander Sonny Gray threw eight innings of shutout baseball to lead Vanderbilt to a 10-0 win over Indiana in the elimination game of the Louisville Regional Saturday afternoon at Patterson Stadium. Continue reading
Here is your recap of the first day of action in the Louisville Regional.
Middle Tennessee State 5 Vanderbilt 4
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Middle Tennessee won its first game in the NCAA Louisville Regional in dramatic fashion defeating in-state rival Vanderbilt 5-4 on Friday afternoon.
The Blue Raiders (44-16) led throughout the game but the Commodores (34-26) closed the gap to one in the eighth inning and held on for the win. Continue reading
Who’s going to come out of the Louisville Regional? I don’t think anyone really knows because there is no dominant team in this regional and every team has a legitimate chance to advance. Big East champion Louisville will host a regional for the first time in program history (although they did host a Super Regional) as the #1 seed, Sun Belt Conference champion Middle Tennessee is the second seed, while a hot Vanderbilt squad is the #3 seed and the recently crowned Big 10 Tournament champion Indiana Hoosiers rounds out the field as the #4 seed.
The opening game of the regional between Vanderbilt and Middle Tennessee will be played at 3 pm EDT on Friday, with Louisville and Indiana to follow at 7 pm EDT. The first elimination game will be played at 3 pm EDT with the winner’s bracket championship game at 7 pm EDT Saturday. Sunday’s slate opens with the second elimination game at 3 pm EDT and closes with the first regional championship game at 7 pm EDT. If necessary, a second regional championship game will be played on Monday at 7 pm EDT.