Big East Baseball Pairings

The No. 1 seed University of Louisville baseball team will square off against eight-seed Cincinnati at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the double-elimination tournament. All games will be telecast on the Big East network and broadcast by Sirius XM satellite radio.

Tuesday, May 19

Game 1 — No. 5 Notre Dame vs. No. 4 St. John’s, 10 a.m.
Game 2 — No. 8 Cincinnati vs. No. 1 Louisville, 1 p.m.
Game 3 — No. 6 Connecticut vs. No. 3 West Virginia, 5 p.m.
Game 4 — No. 7 Pittsburgh vs. No. 2 USF, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, May 20

Game 5 — Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2, 10 a.m.
Game 6 — Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2, 1 p.m.
Game 7 — Loser of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4, 5 p.m.
Game 8 — Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4, 8 p.m.

Thursday, May 21

Game 9 — Loser of Game 7 vs. Winner of Game 5, 4 p.m.
Game 10 — Loser of Game 8 vs. Winner of Game 6, 7 p.m.

Friday, May 22

Game 11 — Winner of Game 7 vs. Winner of Game 9, 10 a.m.
Game 12 — Winner of Game 8 vs. Winner of Game 10, 1 p.m.
Game 13 — Loser of Game 11 vs. Winner of Game 11, 5 p.m. (if necessary)
Game 14 — Loser of Game 12 vs. Winner of Game 12, 6:30 p.m. or 8 p.m.
(if necessary; game would be at 6:30 if Game 13 is not necessary, 8 p.m. otherwise)

Big East Baseball Champs

Louisville Wins Doubleheader, Sweeps South Florida, Claiming First Regular Season Title


The best regular season in Louisville baseball history was wrapped with up with the Cards winning both ends of a doubleheader 4-3 and 12-1 against South Florida, the Cards finishing with a sparkling 40-14 record.

Thus, U of L enters next week’s Big East Tournament in Clearwater, Fla., as the No. 1 seed, another first for the Cards. During McDonnell’s first three seasons, Louisville has achieved an impressive 128-58 record with a winning percentage of 68 percent and three straight 40-win seasons.

  • And to think former Louisville coach Lelo Prado left U of L four years ago for the South Florida job because he thought the Florida sun was more conducive to becoming a contender on the national scene.
  • An incredible one-two punch has emerged. After 54 games in regular season play, junior Chris Dominguez and sophomore Phil Wunderlich lead the Cardinals with identical .365 batting averages. Dominguez leads the team with 21 home runs and 75 runs batted in, while Wunderlich has 15 home runs and 66 runs batted in.
  • The 3,663 fans for the title-clinching win was the largest regular-season crowd ever at Jim Patterson Stadium and the fourth largest overall.

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Wadwell pitches Softball Cards past Purdue

By Sonja Sykes

Getting five hit, one run pitching from Kristen Wadwell, the Lady Cards win their first round of the NCAA regional over Purdue 4-1 at Ulmer Stadium.

The Cards broke open a 1-1 tie after 4 innings with a 3 run bottom of the 5th inning to push past the Boilermakers.  Louisville collected 11 hits overall against Purdue and advances to the next round tomorrow against Arizona.

Wadwell pitched her way out of jams in the top of the 6th, with bases loaded and no outs, and the top of the 7th, with the bags full and one out, to get the win.

The Cards play the second game of the day on Saturday, around noon.

Louisville Baseball Eyes Mother’s Day Sweep

The University of Louisville baseball team is off to a good start in their three-game series against conference third-place St. John’s this weekend, having captured the first games by scores of 10-8 and 5-4 over the perennial conference contender.

The Cards are in second place in the conference, and a win on Sunday would set up a showdown of sizable proportions for next weekend with league-leading South Florida coming to Jim Patterson Stadium for a three-game series that will decide the regular season Big East championship.

Freshman Ryan Wright hammered a two-run home run over the wall in left field during the seventh inning in the 10-8 series-opening win on Friday night at St. John’s

  • Louisville’s Chris Dominguez and Phil Wunderlich extended their hitting streaks to 13 and 11, respectively, in the game. Dominguez hammered his team-leading 17th home run and pushed his team-leading RBI total to 67, while Wunderlich moved back to the top of the Cards’ hitting leaders with a .373 average. Dominguez is just behind Wunderlich with a .371 average.
  • After trailing 6-5 and 8-7 on Friday night to the host Red Storm, the Cardinals battled back for their 21st come-from-behind win this season.
  • With his 2-for-5 day at the plate, junior Andrew Clark pushed his batting average to .351 overall and continued an impressive week at the plate. The New Palestine, Ind., native is 9-for-14 in the Cards’ three games this week, all wins, with seven RBI and seven runs scored.

In Saturday’s win, the Cards posted three runs following a lead-off triple by John Dao, who scored after a Drew Haynes singled. Adam Duvall homered to left field, sending Haynes across the plate. Dean Kiekhefer (5-4) picked up the win while Gabriel Shaw recorded his second save.