UofL BASEBALL | Cards salvage final game of series as Funkhouser wins 30th
04/24/2016 04:19 PM
Louisville righty Kyle Funkhouser came up big when his team needed him most. In danger of being swept by Boston College, Funkhouser pitched six solid innings, allowing just two runs on four hits, and becoming the first UofL pitcher to win 30 career games, as Louisville defeated Boston College 6-2. The Cardinals still lost the series, but avoided their first three game losing streak of the season.
This marks the second straight positive performance by Funkhouser, who improves his record this season to 4-3. The one time ace of the staff was drafted by the L.A. Dodgers last year, but said no thanks to the Majors and came back for his senior season. But Funkhouser has struggled for much of the season, although he may be turning things around.
Devin Hairston homered for Louisville, as the third ranked Cards never trailed. The win improves the Cardinals record to 31-9 overall, 14-7 in the ACC, while BC falls 21-15, and 7-12. Despite Sunday’s win, Louisville is just 7-8 away from Jim Patterson Stadium. UofL’s next game is Wednesday night at home, when the Cards host Florida International. Admission is free. the game begins at 6:30pm.