Can history repeat?
The University of Louisville baseball team has cranked it up a bit in their last five games, all wins, with 63 runs in wins over Kentucky, Villanova and Ohio State, averaging 12 runs a game, reminiscent of the 2007 team that wound up in the College World Series.
The Cards routed 25th-ranked Ohio State 21-5 and 12-7 on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, with 33 total runs, 30 hits and six home runs. They improved their won-lost record to 34-13 with only seven games remaining in the regular season.
Leading the way was Andrew Clark with his eighth home run of the season, his 16th double of the season and a pair of singles. For the two games against the Buckeyes (34-13), he went 7-for-9 with six runs batted in and seven runs scored and pushed his batting average to .349 for the season.
- With his 3-for-5 day at the plate, junior third baseman Chris Dominguez now leads the Cardinals in hitting with a .372 average. He also leads the team in home runs (16), RBI (64) and stolen bases (17-of-21). And with 200 career RBI, he ranks third all-time at Louisville and is only four behind Matt Berger’s 204 set from 1994-97.
- With the two-game sweep of the Buckeyes, Louisville improved to 23-6 at home in 2009 and 6-1 against teams from the Big Ten Conference. The Cardinals have also won three straight overall against Ohio State.
- With his 92nd career appearance in the Louisville uniform on Wednesday, senior lefty Gavin Logsdon is now just five behind the Cards’ all-time pitching appearance leader Brian Halford with 97 from 2003-06.