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:

Lyndsey Gough

Lyndsey is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News. You can catch Lyndsey’s work on Sports Night, the only nightly show dedicated to covering everything from high school to college sports in Kentucky. She loves covering all sports but it’s the personal stories that really stand out to Lyndsey, like the story of a community coming together to remember high school track start Trinity Gay who was killed. Lyndsey came to Spectrum News from WBKO in Bowling Green where she was an Anchor, Reporter and Producer covering news and sports. She’s a lifelong Kentuckian and a graduate of UK. Sports Night airs at 6:30 and 10:30 weeknights on Spectrum News. If you have a story idea for Lyndsey email her at Lyndsey.gough@charter.com.

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