Reliever Tony Zych is welcomed to the mound in the sixth inning of Wednesday’s game against Western Kentucky University. Zych shut down the Hilltopper bats, striking out five batters and allowing only one hit in two and two-third innings. The University of Louisville won, 7-4, and the win went to starting pitcher Justin Amlung. It was U of L’s sixth straight win. (Click to enlarge photo)

Charlie Springer

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