Louisville Baseball Cards Host Indiana

Don’t expect to go out at the last minute and find a decent seat.

Your one chance to see the University of Louisville baseball team in person this week comes Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Jim Patterson Stadium when the Cards meet Indiana University.

Dan McDonnell’s team is 11-0, and ranked 10th by the College Baseball Writers of America. U of L faces 20th-ranked Mississippi in a three-game series at Oxford this weekend.

Believe it or not, a total of 1,007 people were on hand Saturday for a game against Le Moyne that coincided with the final U of L basketball appearance at Freedom Hall.

Louisville Baseball Off To 5-0 Start

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Thomas Royse allows two hits in six innings as the University of Louisville baseball team takes down Michigan 2-0 in the first of three games in the Big East-Big Ten Baseball Challenge. Good relief effort from Nate Holland, allowing no base runners.

Louisville next meets Michigan State at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Clearwater, Fla.

Ijames Returns For Baseball Cards

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Stewart Ijames returns to the University of Louisville baseball team after an injury sidelined him last season. Two seasons ago, he batted .351 with 11 doubles, two triples, eight homers and 39 RBIs. He also slugged .583 and had a .401 on-base percentage. U of L opens the baseball season at home against Bowling Green this Friday. By the way, Ijames is pronounced “I’m’s.”[/stextbox]

Louisville Baseball Brings Expectations

Six inches of snow, but time moves on.

University of Louisville baseball begins next week. Why fans should care:

  • Four game series at home against Bowling Green starting Friday 19th.
  • Then off to Florida for three Big 10 foes — Michigan, Michigan State and Minnesota — in three days, Feb. 26-28.
  • Louisville is ranked 12th in the Rivals.com pre-season coaches’ poll.
  • Ranked 13th by Baseball America magazine.
  • Picked to win conference by Big East coaches.
  • Pitcher Dan Shaw named to National Stopper of the Year Watch List by National College Baseball Writers Assocation.
  • Third baseman Phil Wunderlich named pre-season All America by NCBWA.

Baseball Cards In Big 10 Challenge

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The University of Louisville baseball team will face Michigan, Michigan State and Minnesota in the 2010 version of the Big East-Big 10 Baseball Challenge Feb. 26-28 in St. Petersburg, Fla.

The challenge, played at the spring training home of the Toronto Bluejays, features 30 games with Big East and Big 10 teams playing three games each. The Big 10 had a 15-9 edge last season. This will be U of L’s first participation in the challenge.

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For fans with short memories, the Baseball Cards won the Big East Conference regular-season and tournament titles and advanced to an NCAA Super Regional for the second time in three years.

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Dan McDonnell’s team began fall workouts a couple of weeks ago and will conclude Oct. 20-22 with a three-day intra-squad scrimmage series.

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The college baseball season opens Feb. 19. U of L’s schedule will be announced any day now.