Catching Up

Believe it or not, the rest of the Cardinal athletic program has continued to advance while the basketball teams were pursuing their Final Four dreams:

Dan McDonnell’s baseball team is 14-9 and the Cards have entered the more interesting part of their schedule. After a game at Western Kentucky Tuesday, U of L hosts Purdue Wednesday at 6 at Jim Patterson Stadium, followed by games against St. John’s Friday (6 p.m.), Saturday (4 p.m.) and Sunday (1 p.m.). On Monday, the Cards travel to Lexington for a 6 p.m. game against Kentucky, ranked No. 8 nationally with a 22-4 record.

The Cards are powered by Justin McClanahan, hitting .424, Chris Dominguez, .370, and Jeff Arnold, .344. Dominguez has seven home runs, Dominguez five. Pitchers Justin Marks and Zach Pitts are 2-0 and 4-2, respectively.

Five games have canceled or postponed because of inclement weather.

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Women’s Softball Team picked up its second over Kentucky this past week, has won all four 1915443.jpegof its Big East games, and has an 18-12 record. Freshman shortstop Colby Wherry (right) was named Big East Hitter of the Week, helped the Cards win all five games last week. She registered a .563 (9 for 16) batting average with four doubles and seven RBI. She also had a team-leading .813 slugging percentage and .611 on-base percentage.

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Women’s Lacrosse lost its first home game ever in bowing to No. 8 Georgetown 13-5 on Sunday. They are 7-3 in their first season under Kelli Young. Next game is against Loyola (Md.) Sunday at 1 p.m. at U of L.

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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.