LOUISVILLE, Ky. – With its debut season in the Atlantic Coast Conference on the horizon, the University of Louisville baseball program released its 2015 schedule on Thursday, highlighted by 28 of 56 games against programs in last year’s NCAA Championship.
Among the most challenging schedules in school history, the Cardinals will follow back-to-back College World Series seasons with a 33-game home slate in 2015 featuring perennial ACC leaders Florida State, Miami and Georgia Tech as well as non-conference matchups against Ole Miss, Vanderbilt and Kentucky. Overall, Louisville will play six games against 2014 CWS clubs with a three-game series at national runner-up Virginia, a two-game home set with Ole Miss and a midweek home contest against reigning NCAA champion Vanderbilt in the annual Battle of the Barrel. Continue reading Louisville releases 2015 Schedule
Playing into a stiff wind from the southeast, Texas took advantage of sacrifice hitting and four Louisville errors to beat the Cardinals, 4-1, in an elimination game at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. Four different Longhorns scored on a combination of sacrifice flies, fielder’s choices and defensive errors while holding Louisville to just one run on four hits.
Louisville ends the season at 50-17, going 0-4 in their two consecutive CWS appearances.
Texas (44-20) stays alive to take on the loser of Vanderbilt-UC Irvine on Wednesday at 7 p.m. central. The win was UT’s first at TD Ameritrade Park. Continue reading 2014 CWS Game 5: Texas 4 Louisville 1
OMAHA, Neb. — Texas took advantage of four Louisville errors to take a 4-1 victory Monday afternoon at TD Ameritrade Park. The Longhorns kept their season alive while Louisville’s 2014 College World Series tour is over.
Texas (44-20) scored single runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings to take a commanding 3-0 lead behind the arm of Parker French, who allowed one run on four hits in 7.1 innings to improve to 7-5.
Continue reading CBD Photo Gallery: Mistakes Cost Louisville Against Texas
Momentum is a fickle mistress, especially in baseball where there is no clock to be beat.
In pressure situations with 18- to 22-year-old college baseball players, momentum can quickly shift with one big play.
That is only heightened when runs are at a premium during a low-scoring affair with quality arms on the mound. And on college baseball’s biggest stage, the spacious TD Ameritrade Park, home of the College World Series, assures that is the case nearly every game.
“The value of the run out here, whoo, it’s crucial,” Louisville head coach Dan McConnell said after his team lost to Vanderbilt, 5-3, on Saturday night.
Continue reading Reynolds Steals Momentum for Vanderbilt
OMAHA, Neb. — Vanderbilt scored four of its five runs with two outs, including all three in a second-inning rally, and that was enough to knock off Louisville, 5-3, in the College World Series opening round.
The Commodores’ big rally started with a pair of walks and a single that loaded the bases for leadoff hitter Dansby Swanson. A wild pitch got Vanderbilt (47-19) on the board and then Swanson tacked on two more, clearing the bases with a rope into left-centerfield for a double. Continue reading CBD Photo Gallery: Two-Out Hits Propel Commodores
OMAHA, Neb. – Vanderbilt used timely hitting, scoring four of its five runs with two outs, to open the 2014 College World Series with a 5-3 win over Louisville on Saturday night at TD Ameritrade Park.
Continue reading 2014 CWS Game 2: Vanderbilt 5 Louisville 3
OMAHA, Neb. (NCBWA) — Louisville’s Nick Burdi is the 2014 recipient of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers’ Association’s Stopper of the Year as announced by the organization in a national media conference, on Saturday, June 14, at TD Ameritrade Park. Continue reading Nick Burdi wins 2014 Stopper of the Year Award
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Louisville baseball team clinched its second straight College World Series berth and the third in eight years with Saturday night’s 7-4 victory over Kennesaw State in the second game of the NCAA Super Regional at Jim Patterson Stadium. Continue reading 2014 Louisville Super Regional: Louisville 7 Kennesaw State 4
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Kennesaw State baseball team had the lead late over the University of Louisville, but the Owls couldn’t hang on late, falling to the Cardinals in game one of the Super Regional, 5-3.
Continue reading 2014 Louisville Super Regional: Louisville 5 Kennesaw State 3
Two wins. That’s all it takes. Two wins during the Super Regional round punches a ticket for a team to advance to the ultimate college baseball destination…Omaha.
For eight squads, that first win was within grasp on Friday. See who took the early advantage on the left side of the bracket:
Continue reading Super Regional Friday Roundup: Death By Small Ball