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.

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