Donnie Russell was among the first to congratulate Kenny Klein to the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame in 2017.

Donnie Russell on hiring Kenny Klein at Louisville

By Donnie Russell Editor’s Note:  Donnie Russell is a former assistant and fundraiser in the Athletic Department at UofL. He is a former play-by-play announcer for basketball, and still calls occasional games for women’s basketball and baseball. One of his biggest claims to fame was

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Christian Knapczyk and company go crazy after Cameron Masterman's two-run home run game winner in the eighth inning (Mike DeZarn photo).

18th home run huge for Masterman and Louisville

The memory that will linger from the 2022 NCAA baseball regional at Jim Patterson will be that vision of Cameron Masterman jumping in the air, his arms extended high above his shoulders. That ball he clobbered sailing out of sight into the bleachers on the

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Happy days were here again Friday with the University of Louisville winning the opening game of the NCAA Regional (Mike DeZarn photo).

Garrett Schmeltz is on, Louisville Baseball advances in NCAA Regional

Garrett Schmeltz, a six-foot lefthander from Pleasure Ridge Park, had not pitched more than three innings in one game during his senior year with the University of Louisville baseball team. But Schmeltz was the player Coach Dan McDonnell wanted on the mound during the opening

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Dalton Rushing is mobbed at home plate after crushing his 19th home run of the season (Mike DeZarn photo).

Louisville baseball claims Atlantic Division, No. 2 conference seed

The University of Louisville baseball team is your Atlantic Coast Division champion in the Atlantic Coast Conference, thank you. Back where the Cardinals belong after winning two out of three weekend games against Virginia. Right-hander Carson Liggett and lefty Tate Kuehner setting the tone, holding

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Jim LaFountain brought excitement to University of Louisville baseball in the Seventies (Charlie Springer photo).

LaFountain had 2 grand slams in one inning at Louisville

Former University of Louisville slugger Jim LaFountain made some special memories with the UofL baseball team back in the Seventies. He was back in town Friday, cheering on the Cardinals in the second game of a series with Virginia and reliving some of those memories.

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Louisville catcher Dalton Rushing does fist bump with Kentucky after UofL's 4-2 win at Jim Patterson Stadium (Mike DeZarn photo).

Louisville baseball wins 13th in last 16 against Kentucky

Almost, but not quite, ideal baseball weather with the temperatures hovering around the 50-degree mark. No problem for the crowd of mostly Louisvillians with the University of Louisville baseball team topping Kentucky 4-2 in front of 3,615 fans at Jim Patterson Stadium. A relatively cordial

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Base runners galore on Sunday in Louisville's 13-1 win over Michigan (Mike DeZarn photo).

Louisville baseball owns series over Michigan

Good times for University of Louisville baseball, with the Cardinals defeating Michigan in two out of three games over the weekend. Earlier in the week, the Cardinals knocked off  No. 15 Texas Christian University. One will just have to overlook the Friday afternoon game, which

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