Back In The Groove

Andrew Clark is giving opposing pitchers headaches.
Andrew Clark is giving opposing pitchers headaches.

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.
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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.