A slow agonizing drawn out day, probably slamming the door on the season.

The University of Louisville baseball team losing two games Friday, the first to UConn, the second to South Florida, facilitating an early exit from the Big East Tournament.

Pitching ineffective, hitting almost non-existent when it counted so many times during a 39-20 season. A less than euphoric end of the season, needing St. John’s to lose to tie for first place and the No. 1 seed in the tournament.

Possible career-ending days for Stewart Ijames  going zero for seven at-bats on the final day, Justin Amlung getting torched for 10 hits, Derek Self giving up two runs in relief.

An invitation to the NCAA Tournament may be a long shot now.

Charlie Springer

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

2 thoughts on “Louisville baseball goes down quietly

  • May 25, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Despite the disaster in Tampa, I think they’re safe for an NCAA bid.

    • May 26, 2012 at 10:28 am

      You’re probably right, Jason. A second life or prolonging the agony? This team seems to do the opposite of what’s expected.

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