Louisville and Vandy collide

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Just another exhilarating heart-racing season of baseball for the University of Louisville. Where it stops nobody knows, nor will they be shocked or surprised by any of the never-ending accomplishments.

Dan McDonnell just keeps doing what he does best, developing University of Louisville baseball players and winning games. In nine seasons, his teams have won 399 of them.

Three trips to the College World Series, starting with year one at UofL, and back-to-back trips the past two seasons. Best record in the Atlantic Coast Conference in his very first season, earning a top seed in the upcoming ACC baseball tournament.

McDonnell will be eyeing his 400th win when his team goes against Vanderbilt on Tuesday at Jim Patterson Stadium at 6 p.m. Louisville is No. 2 in most college baseball polls while Vandy comes in at No. 10.

Freshman righthander Kade McClure (1-0, 3.08 earned run average) will face Vandy freshman lefty Ryan Johnson (4-0, 1.94 ERA) on the mound.

The game will be streamed by ESPN3.com.

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.