Jeff Gardner prepares for a bear hug from teammate Cole Sturgeon after putting his University of Louisville baseball team on the board with a solo home run against Pittsburgh in the fourth inning of Thursday’s game at Jim Patterson Stadium. UofL trailed 1-0 at the time but would score three more runs in the inning en route to a 5-2 decision. The win moved the Cardinals into a tie with Pitt for first place in the Big East Conference. The teams will go at again Friday at 6 p.m. UofL needs a three-game sweep to clinch the regular season conference championship and the No. 1 seed in the tournament next week in Clearwater, Florida.