UofL BASEBALL | Cards start College World Series with win over the Aggies

06/18/2017 08:32 PM

The University of Louisville baseball team started its run in the 2017 College World Series with an exciting win over Texas A&M, holding off an Aggies comeback and winning 8-4 at TD Ameritrade Park.

U of L (53-10) took an early lead after plating five runs in the second inning, and it was enough to survive a mid-innings rally by Texas A&M (41-22). The win is Louisville’s first in Omaha since the programs first trip to the CWS in 2007.

The Louisville offense was firing on all cylinders against the Aggie bullpen. The team connected on six singles in its early flurry of runs. Catcher Colby Fitch was the top run producer after going 2 for 4 at the plate with a walk and four RBI.

On the mound, fourth overall pick in the MLB Draft, Brendan McKay pitched five innings, striking out six batters, but gave up four runs on eight hits. Sam Bordner threw three perfect innings in relief before star closer Lincoln Henzman finished off the Aggies.

U of L now waits for the winner of Sunday night’s matchup between TCU and Florida.

Garrett Moore

Garrett is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.

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