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 teamÂ 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.