UofL BASEBALL | Cards Facing Elimination After Loss to Florida

06/20/2017 10:41 PM

The Louisville baseball team is now facing elimination.

The Cards (1-1) lost 5-1 to Florida (2-0) in their second game of the College World Series on Tuesday.

With the loss, UofL must win its next three games in order to advance to the CWS Finals.

The Gators scored the first five runs of the game on Tuesday and never looked back. As a result, they are only one win away from advancing to the CWS Finals.

Austin Langworthy got the scoring started for Florida in the third inning, connecting on a solo home run to left field, giving his team an early 1-0 lead.

The Gators added three more runs the following inning, as Deacon Liput hit a three-run home run.

They scored their final run of the game in the top of the seventh inning off of a Mike Rivera double that scored Liput.

The Cards’ only run of the game came courtesy of a Colin Lyman RBI single in the seventh inning that scored Brendan McKay.

UofL starting pitcher Kade McClure was credited with the loss, after lasting six innings and allowing four earned runs.

Meanwhile, Florida starting pitcher Brady Singer was credited with the win, after lasting seven innings, allowing only one earned run and striking out nine.

UofL now prepares to face TCU (1-1) in an elimination game Thursday. First pitch is slated for roughly 8 p.m. ET in Omaha.

The winner of that game will face Florida Friday night.

On the other hand, the losing team on Thursday will be eliminated.

Andrew Chernoff

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