UofL BASEBALL | Cardinals Win First NCAA Game Over Radford

06/02/2017 11:08 PM

The Louisville Cardinals defeated the Radford Highlanders 11-6 in their first game of the NCAA Regional.

After going scoreless in the first two innings, Louisville was able to jump to a 6-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning. Radford quickly answered with four runs in the top of the fourth inning, then tied the game in the top of the sixth with two more runs. Louisville answered- scoring three in the bottom of the sixth and two more in the bottom of the seventh to solidify their lead.

The Cards finished with 13 hits and no errors.

Kade McClure started on the mound, pitching just over five innings- a perfect first three. He gave up five hits and six runs. Sam Bordner came in to pitch the remaining three innings and allowed no hits or runs.

Josh Stowers scored three of the Cards’ runs, Colin Lyman and Logan Taylor had two a piece, and Devin Mann, Brendan McKay, Devin Hairston, and Jake Snider each had one.

Snider, a freshman, hit his first college homer in front of the home crowd.

Radford went through three pitchers (two who allowed six or more hits). Matt Roth scored two runs for the Highlanders, but Adam Whitacre hit a grand slam.

The Cardinals face Oklahoma Saturday at 7:00 p.m. eastern. The Sooners beat Xavier 7-2 in first game of the Louisville Regional. Xavier and Radford face off at noon on Saturday.


Watch Head Coach Dan McDonnell’s opening statement here:

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