Cardinals Roll On Through To Semis

Cardinals Baseball

(above photo courtesy of uoflsports.cstv.com)

The University of Louisville Cardinals baseball team continued their journey in the Big East tourney (hey, that rhymes) with a 14-3 stomp-athon of the eighth-seeded Villanova Wildcats (story from the Courier-Journal):

The University of Louisville’s top five hitters combined for 10 runs and 12 of the Cardinals’ 15 hits as they whipped Villanova 14-3 yesterday in the Big East Conference baseball championship.

Big East co-Player of the Year Chris Dominguez went 2 for 5 with a home run and three RBIs for third-seeded U of L (39-19), which advanced to tomorrow’s semifinals. Justin McClanahan was 3 for 5 with three RBIs.

Starting pitcher Justin Marks (8-1) allowed the three runs and struck out seven in six innings.

The Cardinals never trailed as Phil Wunderlich opened the scoring with an RBI single to left-center field and Drew Haynes followed with a double in the right-center gap in the second inning.

Louisville added four more in the third, highlighted by McClanahan’s RBI triple and a two-run home run by freshman Stewart Ijames.

Wow, that’s pretty fierce, dudes. On Friday the Cards will face the winner of today’s game between Seton Hall and Villanova in the double-elimination tournament.

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