UofL BASEBALL | Cards Top The Irish

05/26/2017 01:05 AM

With Brendan McKay on the mound, and behind his grand slam in the third inning, the Cardinals defeated the Fighting Irish 10-3 to open Pool A play in front of nearly 7,000; despite the game being delayed due to weather.

McKay allowed seven hits and three earned runs, walking four batters, but striking out eight. He’s taken 14 starts as a pitcher and recovered eight or more strikeouts in 27 of his collegiate appearances.

Drew Ellis got Louisville on the board first, giving them a 1-0 lead in the second inning with a solo homer- his 17th of the season.

The #1 seeded Cards face 8-seed Florida State Friday at 3:00 p.m. at Louisville Slugger Field. Winner of that game will go on to face nine-seeded Duke on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. in the semifinals. The Seminoles handed UofL two-straight losses to end the regular season last week.

After the game, head coach Dan McDonnell confirmed that catcher Colby Fitch was injured in some type of collision at practice and is listed as “day to day”. He did not play against Notre Dame.

Kade McClure will take the mound Friday for Louisville.

Lyndsey Gough

Lyndsey is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News. You can catch Lyndsey’s work on Sports Night, the only nightly show dedicated to covering everything from high school to college sports in Kentucky. She loves covering all sports but it’s the personal stories that really stand out to Lyndsey, like the story of a community coming together to remember high school track start Trinity Gay who was killed. Lyndsey came to Spectrum News from WBKO in Bowling Green where she was an Anchor, Reporter and Producer covering news and sports. She’s a lifelong Kentuckian and a graduate of UK. Sports Night airs at 6:30 and 10:30 weeknights on Spectrum News. If you have a story idea for Lyndsey email her at Lyndsey.gough@charter.com.


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