UofL BASEBALL | Louisville drops game one to Florida State

04/08/2016 11:28 PM

The no. 4 Cards were nine outs away from a series opening win over no. 5 Florida State, but a seven run seventh inning propelled the Seminoles to a 12-7 victory in the first of three games. The loss also snaps U of L’s six game win streak.

Brendan McKay was the starting pitcher for U of L, giving up 10 hits, three earned runs, and left the game early in the fifth inning with Louisville holding a one run lead. At the plate, McKay hit a solo homer for his lone RBI, and crossed the plate twice.

Second baseman Devin Hairston was the Cards leading hitter. The sophomore went 3-for-5 with one homerun, three RBIs and scored one run. Outfielder Corey Ray, catcher Colby Fitch, and outfielder Logan Taylor were the only other Cardinals to bat in a run.

Five Seminoles had multiple hits, led by junior second baseman Matt Henderson who was a perfect 4-for-4, and had two RBIs and two runs. The win improves Florida State’s record to 21-7, and 8-1 in ACC.

The loss drops U of L’s record to 23-6, 9-4 in ACC play. The first pitch in game two is scheduled for Saturday at 6:00pm ET.

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 or anytime with Spectrum On Demand. 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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