Originally written on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 6/9/13
After sweeping the Vanderbilt Commodores in a best of three series in the Super Regional, the Louisville baseball team has punched their ticket to the 2013 College World Series in Omaha, NE. The Cardinal Nine clawed back on Saturday earning a 5-3 win over Vandy after trailing for the majority of the game. Louisville never trailed on Sunday after scoring their only two runs in the second inning. Vanderbilt scored on a homerun in the sixth inning, but failed to get any more runs down the stretch. Junior right hander Jeff Thompson was phenomenal this afternoon for the Cards. The 2013 Big East Pitcher of the Year had nine strikeouts in seven innings pitched and gave up just three hits on the day. Jason Gardner and Kyle Gibson each had one run. CoCo Johnson had two hits. This will be the second time in school history that Louisville will compete in the College World Series. Their only other appearance came in 2007. Today’s win gives the Cards 51 on the season which is a new school recor...
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