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.
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]
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.