Vanderbilt 3 Louisville 2
LOUISVILLE , Ky.— Connor Harrell’s RBI squeeze bunt base hit in the bottom of the 10th inning lifted Vanderbilt to a 3-2 win over Louisville in Monday night’s championship game of the NCAA Louisville Regional at Jim Patterson Stadium.
The Commodores improved to 45-18 on the year and will advance to the NCAA Super Regionals for the second time in school history (2004 at Texas).
VU will travel to Tallahassee, Fla., to take on Florida State in a best of three game series starting on Friday, June 11 at 11 a.m. CT on ESPN2. The second game is scheduled for Saturday at Noon CT on ESPN and the Sunday game, if necessary, will be at Noon CT on ESPN as well.
Vanderbilt 7 Louisville 0
LOUISVILLE , Ky.— Junior southpaw Richie Goodenow, in his first start of the year and just the second start in 68 career outings, held Louisville to only two hits and faced just two over the minimum to lead Vanderbilt to a 7-0 win Sunday afternoon at the NCAA Louisville Regional.
For the second straight year, the Commodores (44-18) will force a second championship game against the Cardinals (50-13) Monday night at 5 p.m. CT/ 6 p.m. ET, with the winner advancing to the NCAA Super Regionals.
Louisville 7 Vanderbilt 1
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Fueled by strong pitching from Matt Koch and Neil Holland, and a key three-run homer in the first inning by Phil Wunderlich, the No. 7 national seed Louisville baseball team powered into the championship game of the 2010 NCAA Regional with a 7-1 win over 17th-ranked Vanderbilt on Saturday afternoon at Jim Patterson Stadium.
With the win, Louisville improves to 50-12 overall and will play on Sunday at 4 p.m. ET at Jim Patterson Stadium against the winner of Sunday’s noon elimination game between Vanderbilt (42-18) and Illinois State. Saturday’s win also clinched the first 50-win season in Louisville baseball history. Tickets are still available for Sunday’s NCAA Regional games and can be purchased in person at Jim Patterson Stadium starting at 11 a.m. ET on Sunday.
The Louisville Cardinals will be hosting a NCAA Baseball Regional this weekend which features the host Cardinals as the number 1 seed, Vanderbilt as the two seed, Illinois State as the three seed, and St. Louis rounds out the bracket as the four seed.