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.

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

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