Top of the ninth, the University of Louisville baseball team trailing 3-2, the bats largely anemic up to now.

Sorry, Drew Haynes, ninth in the lineup, need a pinch hitter. Too much at stake here.

J. J. Ethel, Mr. Clutch

That would be J. J. Ethel, the same J. J. Ethel who hit a double to boost Louisville past Mississippi with a two-run double way back on March 12.

Can he do it again?

Two outs, one-one count, two runners on base.


The familiar sound of the aluminum bat. Nice look, great swing That ball is going places, far and deep, easily clearing the hedges and the left field fence. Out of here.

J. J. Ethel has done it again, three runs will cross the plate, giving U of L a 5-3 lead.

His teammate Jeff Arnold will follow suit with another four-bagger.

Sleep well, J. J.

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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.

3 thoughts on “J. J. Ethel Delivers For Louisville”
  1. Raising some L tonight!!!!! Great to beat ND in anything!! Glad this was on ESPNU!

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