Louisville Names Starting Pitchers

Sophomore lefthander Dean Kiekhefer will be the man on the mound as the University of Louisville baseball team takes on Cal State Fullerton in Friday’s first game of the best two-out-of-three games in Super Regional at 10:30 p.m. on ESPN2.

Kiekhefer’s most recent outing was in Louisville’s 3-2 regional win against a good hitting Middle Tennessee State team. He struck out eight batters, allowed seven hits, two earned runs and zero walks. He has a 6-4 won-lost record

Another familiar lefthander, senior Justin Marks, 11-2, will start on Saturday at 5 p.m. on ESPN.

Cal State Fullerton, which has won the national championship 12 times, is making its seventh consecutive appearance in the Super Regionals. The Titans entered the tournament as the overall No. 2 seed following a 45-14 season.

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The moments immediately following the end of  U of L’s regular season, that dramatic three-game sweep over South Florida for the Big East regular season title merits a rerun about now:

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Card Fan Sonja Sykes takes horse racing almost, if not more, seriously than U of L athletics. Her take on the Belmont Stakes is here.

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Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.