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Lady Cards send Kentucky home

Tori Collins of the University of Louisville would throw five innings of no-hit softball but would need help from Chelsea Leonard in eliminating Kentucky with a 3-2 decision at Dan Ulmer Stadium.

A crowd of 3,124, the largest ever at Ulmer, would see the Cardinals hang on for a sweep of all three games against UK this season, sending UofL to the NCAA Regional Final Sunday against Michigan at 1 p.m.

A win over the Wildcats is always nice, but ending their season and sending them home for keeps is even better.
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Baseball Cards claim share of Big East title

The Louisville baseball team will have the No. 1 seed going into the Big East Tournament, tied with St. John’s with for the regular season conference title with identical 18-9 won-lost records.

U of L defeated Pittsburgh 9-5 Saturday while Seton Hall was edging St. John’s 5-4. The top seed goes to UofL by virtue of winning two out of three games against St. John’s last weekend.

The win was claimed by Jared Ruxer who spaced out 10 hits over seven and a third innings to for his eighth win against only one loss.

U of L will open the double-elimination championship against a familiar foe in No. 8 seed Pittsburgh on Wednesday at 5 p.m., ET at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Fla.
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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.