UofL BASEBALL | Cards Gearing up for ACC Tourney

05/22/2017 07:07 PM

The UofL baseball team is preparing for this week’s ACC Tournament.

The #1 Cards (46-9, 23-6) play their first game in pool play against #12 Notre Dame (26-30, 10-20) on Thursday at 7 p.m. ET inside Louisville Slugger Field

Then, on Friday, UofL will play again, taking on #8 Florida St. (35-20, 14-14) in its other pool play game at 3 p.m. ET.

Should the Cards advance out of their three-team pool, they would advance to the tournament semifinals Saturday at 1 p.m. ET.

The championship is set for Sunday at 12 p.m. ET.

The Cardinals are entering the tournament on a three-game losing, after dropping at pair of games to Florida St. and a game to Indiana to close out the regular season. But, they are not concerned:

To give the team some new “mojo” for the postseason, some of the players have decided to sport unique hairstyles as well:

Plenty of pride is on the line for the Cards during the week as they are in search of their first-ever ACC Baseball Tournament Championship.

One player who is really looking forward to the week is Louisville senior right fielder Colin Lyman. Spectrum News’ Andrew Chernoff caught up with Lyman before practice on Monday:

ACC season awards were also revealed on Monday, with many UofL players earning praise from the conference.

Pitcher and first baseman Brendan McKay was named ACC Player of the Year.

Shortstop Devin Hairston was named ACC Defensive Player of the Year

Head coach Dan McDonnell was named ACC Coach of the Year.

Overall, three Cardinals made the All-ACC First Team: Drew Ellis (3B), Brendan McKay (DH/UT), Brendan McKay (SP) and Lincoln Henzman (RP).

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

When he’s not on the air or in the field covering sports, you can likely find Andrew playing golf, watching IndyCar and Formula 1 races, or exploring the state of Kentucky. His favorite sport is open-wheel racing. In fact, he has not missed an Indianapolis 500 since the early 2000s.

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