J. J. Ethel, an unlikely hero, punching the key hit in the University of Louisville baseball team’s 6-1 win over Mississippi.

J. J. Ethel

The junior catcher striking out his four times at bat, enough to make one find the most obscure spot in the dugout.

Top of the 12th, score knotted 1-1, two runners on, Ethel smashes a double down the left field line, driving in two runs.

The rest is gravy, and the nightmare is shortlived for J.J. Ethel.

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By Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.