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.
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:
Kentucky 8 Kansas 6
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Freshman Zack Brown earned his first career win and Spencer Jack picked up his fourth save, lifting No. 22 Kentucky to an 8-6 elimination-game win over Kansas, on Sunday in the NCAA Tournament, hosted by Louisville, in front of 2,275 at Jim Patterson Stadium. Continue reading 2014 Louisville Regional: Day 3 Recap
Kentucky 4 Kent State 2
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Thomas Bernal dropped a two-RBI double down the leftfield line to score the game-tying and go-ahead runs to cap a dramatic 4-2 comeback win for No. 22 Kentucky over Kent State, on a hot Saturday afternoon, in front of 2,258 at Louisville’s Jim Patterson Stadium. Continue reading 2014 Louisville Regional: Day 2 Recap
Kansas 10 Kentucky 6
Louisville, Ky. – Three hours and 22 minutes of weather delays didn’t faze the Jayhawks as the Kansas baseball team beat Kentucky at its own game, 10-6, using its big-time offense to silence the Wildcats Friday evening at Jim Patterson Stadium in game one of the NCAA Louisville Regional.
Kansas (35-24) faced a 20 minute lightning delay prior to first pitch, an hour suspension of play with two outs in the first inning and then a two hour and two minute postponement in the bottom of the fifth to tack on an extra three hours and 22 minutes against Kentucky (35-24) in an already three hour and 14 minute contest.
“That was one of the most unusual games I’ve ever been involved in,” Kansas head coach Ritch Price said. “I don’t know if I’ve seen two delays as long as those two were, and I was really proud of the toughness our team showed and the competitiveness they showed to be able to fight through those delays and execute offensively.”
The Louisville Cardinals will host the Kentucky Wildcats, Kansas Jayhawks and the Kent State Golden Flashes this weekend as the Road to Omaha begins. Continue reading 2014 NCAA Regional Preview: Louisville
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Nine more wins were added to the left side of the ledger with the conference’s teams in action across the country this past weekend. The league’s elite continue to perform well, with four teams (Louisville, Memphis, Houston, USF) ranked or receiving votes in the first Coaches Poll to come out during the season. Continue reading American Athletic Conference Weekend Recap (March 3rd)
College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2014 college baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be adding players day-by-day until we get to number one!
Number 11 on our countdown is Louisville junior Nick Burdi. The Downers Grove, Illinois native attended Downers Grove South High School. He was a three year letter winner which led to him being selected in the 24th round by the Minnesota Twins. Continue reading 2014 Top 100 Countdown: 11. Nick Burdi (Louisville)
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Louisville Cardinals enter the season as the unanimous 2014 Preseason American Athletic Conference favorite after advancing to the College World Series for the second time in school history last season. Louisville received eight first-place votes and 64 points in the coaches’ preseason poll. Three teams tied for second place, as UCF, UConn and Houston all received 47 points. Continue reading 2014 Preseason American Athletic Conference Preseason Poll