Chris Mack with the first pitch

New University of Louisville Basketball Coach Chris Mack was on hand to throw out the first pitch for the University of Louisville-Western Kentucky baseball game Wednesday at Jim Patterson Field. Mack conferred with Athletic Director Vince Tyra and Baseball Coach Dan McDonnell beforehand. Tyra was behind the plate for the first pitch.

UofL won, 5-4, in a game that went three-and-a-half hours in damp, sub-50-degree weather. It was Louisville’s fifth straight win over WKU, improving UofL’s advantage to 72-69 in a series that dates back to 1924.

Author: Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, as well as a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.