UofL Baseball Heads to the College World Series

06/10/2013 03:35 PM

The University of Louisville is another step closer to world domination, at least in athletics. The UofL baseball team is Omaha-bound. The team will play in the College World Series for the second time in school history. The Cards captured a dramatic 5-3 victory over second-seeded Vandy on Saturday after trailing for much of the game. But the Cards never fell behind Sunday after scoring their only two runs in the second inning. A solo homerun in the sixth inning was all Vandy could muster against UofL junior right hander Jeff Thompson, who was named the 2013 Big East Pitcher of the Year. Thompson had nine strikeouts in seven innings and gave up just three hits on the day. He outdueled Vanderbilt ace Tyler Beede, handing Beede his first loss of the year. Jeff Gardner and Kyle Gibson each scored a run for UofL, while CoCo Johnson had two hits. With a school record 51 wins, the Cards return to Omaha for the first time in six years.


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