Found June 01, 2013 on
Louisville Card Game:
From his view in the new hospitality room of the press box, Tom Jurich had to be elated. The University of Louisville baseball team had just scored six runs in the seventh inning and fans were dancing on the party deck.
Something special is in reach and everyone in the crowd of 3,269 people sensed it.
The UofL bats would finaly come to life after being stifled through the first six innings by Miami’s No. 1 pitcher Bryan Radziewski, managing only two hits while being held scoreless. Radziewski would beam Coco Johnson, give up a single to Jeff Gardner, hit Cole Sturgeon to load the bases and the Cardinals would begin to revolve around the bases.
The big hit was delivered by Nick Ratajcyzk, a bases clearing, three-run double capping off a six-run inning, sending Radziewski and setting UofL up for a 6-4 victory and a shot at a possible Regional championship on Sunday against the winner of the Miami-Oklahoma State game at noon.
“I’ve been looking for that kind of hit all year honestly,” Ratajczak said. “I’ve been working a lot this week on having my short swing, opposite field approach and just get a solid barrel on the ball. I think that was the best time to have it come.”
Jeff Thompson, UofL’s 6-foot-6 righthanded pitcher, would allow Miami only one run through six innings but the win would go to Kyle Funkhouser. Nick Burdi would record his 15th save of the season.
If Louisville wins Sunday’s 4 p.m. game, the Cardinals advance to an NCAA Super Regional. If the unspeakable occurs, they will play Monday at 7 p.m.
BEST OF MAXIM
One of the largest crowds in Jim Patterson Stadium history, some 4,374 fans, were on hand as the University of Louisville baseball team pounded Oklahoma State 12-3 in the NCAA Regional Championship game Sunday.
The radiant glow that has hovered over the University of Louisville athletic program during the 2012-13 academic year is still burning brightly, the UofL baseball team the...
The Louisville baseball team has advanced to the winner’s bracket of the NCAA regional after defeating Bowling Green on Friday by a score of 8-3.
The Cards will face second seeded Miami today at 5 PM at Jim Patterson Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPN2. Miami defeated Oklahoma State 7-0 in the regional opener. Bowling Green and Oklahoma State will play in an elimination...
Dan McDonnell and the Louisville baseball team has advanced to the Super Regional of the NCAA baseball championship after defeating Oklahoma State 12-3 on Sunday afternoon at Jim Patterson Stadium. The Cards are now 49-12 on the year.
This is the first time since 2009 the Louisville baseball program has advanced to the Super Regional. This was the first time in school history that...
It’s day two of the NCAA Baseball Tournament and the University of Louisville has a tall task at 5 o’clock in Jim Patterson Stadium. The Cardinals will host second seed Miami (Fla.) in a winners’ bracket game of the double elimination regional.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Oklahoma State advanced to the NCAA Louisville Regional final Sunday with a 7-1 win over Miami, but Louisville ended the Cowboys’ season by knocking them off by a 12-3 margin at Jim Patterson Stadium. The Cowboys, who were the Louisville Regional’s third-seeded team, finished their first season under head coach Josh Holliday with a 41-19 mark.
The University of Louisville baseball team scored six runs in the bottom of the seventh inning and then survived a late scare from Miami to beat the Hurricanes 6-4 in a winners’ bracket game of the NCAA Tournament regional at Jim Patterson Stadium. The Cardinals are undefeated and will play the winner of the Miami-Oklahoma State game on Sunday at 4 p.m. in the regional final.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Oklahoma State earned its first NCAA Tournament win in four years Saturday as the third-seeded Cowboys advanced in the NCAA Louisville Regional with a 7-3 win over fourth-seeded Bowling Green in an elimination game at Jim Patterson Stadium.