Andrew Clark heads back to the dugout after hitting a grand slam in the opening game of a three-game series against Villanova.

Louisville first baseman Andrew Clark made life miserable for Villanova pitchers Tuesday, collecting five hits in five at bats, including two home runs, including a grand slam, two doubles and a single.

Clark returned to the University of Louisville lineup after Friday missing four weeks due to a bruise rib. Quite a return, having batted in the go-ahead runs in three of U of L’s last four wins.

The Louisville senior did it again against Villanova, breaking a 3-3 tie, putting his team  ahead to stay with his grand slam home run in the fourth inning. Since his return, Clark has been hitting at a .474 clip, with four home runs and 11 runs batted in.

  • Second baseman Ryan Wright had four hits.
  • Righthander Thomas Royse notched his sixth win without a loss while allowing 10 hits in sixth innings.
  • Louisville is 22-3, facing Villanova in the second game Friday at 6 p.m., Jim Patterson Field.
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By Charlie Springer

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

3 thoughts on “Andrew Clark On Fire, Louisville Wins 12-4”
  1. People better wake up. The Cards have a great baseball team. Or maybe it’s a good thing the stampede hasn’t begun yet. I’m getting some great seats out there while half the town is nodding, still grieving about basketball. Good solid hitting, good defense and pitching. They’re going on the road for a couple of weeks. Get out there this weekend.

  2. As a Cardinal living in exile, my son and I get to see Louisville here in Florida, only once or twice a season. Except for the home team games, of course, our fans ALWAYS outnumber the opposing team’s fans 4 and 5 to 1 at such events as the Big East Tourney. I would give anything to get back home to see some games on campus. I truly hope local fans take advantage of seeing this class team as often as possible. Having graduated in ’75, the memories of those gawdawful attendance figures at the football game are still haunting.

  3. Sorry you can’t see them more often because Dan McDonnell has assembled a great group of players. We will have to work twice as hard at the games for you Butch.

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