Rosenbaum leads UofL eruption past Ohio State

The sight of Blake Tiberi greeting Danny Rosenbaum at home plate is a welcome one for University of Louisville baseball fans, occurring twice on Saturday in UofL’s 15-3 romp over Ohio State.

Fun day for Brendan McKay on the mound and at the plate.
Fun day for Brendan McKay on the mound and at the plate.

Rosenbaum had homered and homered again, driving Tiberi across the plate in the third and one more time in the fourth inning.

The Louisville senior would come that close — within about three feet of the left field fence — of doing it still again in the fifth inning.

Batting seventh in the lineup, Rosenbaum is hitting at a .289 clip.  More than a third of his 55 hits this season have been for extra bases.  He now has 10 home runs, 12 doubles and a triple.

Louisville would bat around in third inning, burning Ohio State pitchers for eight hits and eight runs, taking a 10-0 lead in the third, increasing it to 14-0 through the fifth.

Brendan McKay shaking some recent doldrums, putting his pitching and hitting dips behind him, earning his 12th win against three losses.

Brendan set the offensive tone early with a towering two-run home run over the center field fence in the first inning.  Two hits on the day, driving in three runs. On the mound, he was denying the Buckeyes any glimpse of home plate and giving up only only three hits through his five and two-third innings.

Logan Taylor, batting ninth in the lineup, had three hits, including a double, and three runs batted in. Top of the order, bottom of the order, no place to relax for opposing pitchers on Saturday.

Photos and gallery courtesy of Cindy Rice Shelton:

 

Louisville baseball warms up February with 21-8 romp

Starting pitcher Joe Filomeno gets some encouragement from pitching coach Roger Williams after yielding six runs on five hits and six walks in three innings.
Starting pitcher Joe Filomeno gets some encouragement from pitching coach Roger Williams after yielding six runs on five hits and six walks in three and two-thirds innings. The win would go to Jonah Philley, a sophomore, who relieved Filomeno with the bases loaded.

Ever wonder what people wearing T-shirts during frigid weather are thinking?

The sun was bright but it was anything but a good day for baseball Friday at Jim Patterson Stadium. The temperatures hovering around 45 degrees in the sun, 35 degrees in the shade, with a strong wind blowing out toward right field. Conditions just right for batters, terrible for pitchers and spectators.

If the crowd of 1,197 was looking for offense, they wouldn’t be disappointed. The University of Louisville would outscore Western Michigan University by a score of 21-8, collecting 22 hits and scoring three runs in the second inning, four in the third and fifth innings, and five in the seventh.

Leading the assault was leadoff hitter Cole Sturgeon, collecting three hits, including a home run, while driving in six runs. Jeff Gardner and Danny Rosenbaum also had three hits and Zach Lucas added another homer.

The guys in the T-shirts were nowhere to be found after the three hour, 49-minute game.

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