UofL BASEBALL | Cards Win Another Top-25 Series
04/09/2017 04:53 PM
The #2 Louisville Cardinals earned a 7-5 win over #17 Wake Forest on Sunday afternoon.
With the victory, UofL (27-4, 12-3) won the series two games to one over Wake Forest (23-10, 9-6).
The Cards used a big sixth and eighth inning to propel them to victory on Sunday.
It was tied 1-1 heading into the sixth, when the Cards scored four runs in the bottom of the frame.
The home team took a 2-1 lead in the sixth after Drew Ellis scored on a passed ball.
A handful of batters later, Devin Mann scored on a wild pitch.
Then, Devin Hariston brought home two more runs after hitting a two-RBI single. Zeke Pinkham and Logan Taylor each scored on the play. Meanwhile, Hairston ended up reaching second after a Demon Deacon throwing error.
By the end of the inning, Louisville found itself with a 5-1 lead.
But, the Demon Deacons fought back, tying the game at five apiece by the middle of the eighth.
It was Hariston again though who helped bring in a couple more Louisville runs. He hit a two-RBI double in the bottom of the eighth, bringing home Taylor and Ryan Summers.
Hairston ended the day going 3-5 from the plate with 4 RBI.
That was all the Cards needed as UofL’s Sam Bordner came in for the ninth to earn the save.
Next up for the Cards will be a home game against Purdue on Tuesday night. First pitch at Jim Patterson Stadium is set for 6 ET.
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