UofL fans get UK stadium to themselves in 18-6 romp

Photos by Jared Anderson

The University of Louisville was well represented in Lexington for the second game of the season between UofL and the University of Kentucky, with an estimated 400 to 500 fans throughout the stadium record crowd of 4,919 people.

Late in the game,  UK fans were really difficult to find with the Cardinals rolling to an 18-6 demolishing of the Wildcats. The win sealed a two-game sweep for UofL for the 2019 season, and Louisville’s 11th win over UK in the past 13 games.

The seventh-ranked Cardinals finished with a season-high 18 runs and 23 hits, improving their season record to 29-8. Freshman Alex Binelis would wind up with five hits, four runs batted in and scored four runs. Lavey, Snider and Logan Wyatt all had three hits.

UK held an early 5-1 lead after two innings before the Cardinal bats started connecting. The Cardinals tied the game up in the fourth on a two-out, two-run double off the bat of Lucas Dunn and Snider pushed them in front with a run-scoring single one pitch later. 

A slow, painful defeat for the Wildcats in a game that would last four hours and 14 minutes. But a perfect night for baseball at UK’s new Kentucky Proud Stadium, especially for Louisville fans. 



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.