Posted June 02, 2012 on AP on Fox
Louisville beat the 107-degree heat and a powerful New Mexico State team, opening the NCAA tournament with a 3-2 victory Friday night. Justin Amlung gave up a first-inning run but settled in to throw six innings and allowing only one earned run as third-seeded Louisville (40-25) earned a spot in the winners' bracket in the regional. Second-seeded New Mexico State had several opportunities to score. Bryan Karraker went 2 for 4 and catcher Zac Fisher had both RBIs for the Aggies (35-23). New Mexico State will have to battle through the losers' bracket and its pitching will be taxed after using six pitchers in the opening loss. The Cardinals advanced to face the winner of Big 12 tournament champion Missouri and Pac-12 champion Arizona.
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