The fun part about this University of Louisville baseball team is that one never knows who will come through next.
This time it was Stewart Ijames with a two-run home run over the left field fence in the 11th inning, giving the University of Louisville baseball team new life and a 9-7 win over South Florida. The blast came against South Florida stopper Kevin Quackenbush who had allowed only one hit in six previous innings.
“We don’t have them all clicking right now but we have enough to get it done,” said Dan McDonnell. “I felt real good with Stewart walking to the plate.”
Ijames, a lefthanded batter, said he had had problems hitting to the opposite field this season. The wind was blowing out to the left field fence and Stewart gave it a ride, driving in two runs.
“In extra innings, you’re not trying to hit a home run,” he said. “You’re just trying to keep the ball in play. To hit one to the opposite field tonight was special.”
Phil WunderlichÂ is making waves again, collecting four hits, including a home run.