Don’t watch the video if you don’t want to see a one-man wrecking crew destroying the University of Louisville in an 8-5 loss. The video is here only in case he becomes the next Mark McGwire, Barry Bonds or whoever.

The culprit is Jeremy Baltz, a 45th-round draft pick by the New York Yankees in last year’s draft, hammering four home runs off three Louisville pitchers in five at-bats while driving in seven runs. He’s only a freshman, but he’s a candidate for Big East Player of the Year.

This was home run number four in the ninth inning (with brief commentary by the observer):

Louisville again lost out on an opportunity to move into first place. Connecticut dropped a 12-1 decision to South Florida in Tampa. With the loss, the Cards fall to third place behind Pittsburgh, which defeated Cincinnati 12-2. St. John’s is only one game behind Louisville in fourth place.

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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.

2 thoughts on “Jeremy Baltz 7, Louisville 5 In 8-5 Loss”
  1. One question – Why would a pitching coach go to the mound, talk to his reliever and then allow him to throw a pitch right into the wheelhouse of a .411 hitter who had already hit two home runs?

    Second question – why would the SAME pitching coach call for another reliever to throw yet another pitch right into the wheelhouse of the SAME .411 HITTER (who now had THREE home runs this night)? Result: 4th home run.

    Bonus question – Should that pitching coach consider going back to playing the piano?

  2. I could not figure out last night why in the heck we were possesed to pitch to this guy after 2 home runs, he made our pitching staff look awful. I say in the 9th they should have hit him and let him take 1st base a little scared to come back to “the nest” tomorrow.

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