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Not liking the way things have been going lately.

Far too many come-from-behind wins required late in the season, a weak showing in the Big East baseball tournament, and a three-game suspension for Dan McDonnell as NCAA action begins.

Louisville batters making too many opposing pitchers look good with their collective hitting slump and too many of U of L’s relief pitchers, especially Gabriel Shaw, looking vulnerable. Even super stopper Neil Holland giving up a home run in his most recent outing.

Don’t look now but it looks like the return of more wet weather, rain delays, late starts, later endings.

Gotta get better for this University of Louisville baseball team.

A few weeks into the season, Dan McDonnell said that the true measure of a team is how it responds to adversity. “Bad things are going to happen,” he stated. “You have to prepare for them, make adjustments and move forward.”

When asked about playing without McDonnell, shortstop Adam Duvall responded, “We’ll miss him but we’ve been preparing for this all season, overcoming a lot of challenges. We just want to play baseball, and we’re ready to get back out there.”

Charlie Springer

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

3 thoughts on “Handling Adversity Key For Louisville Baseball

  • June 3, 2010 at 8:41 am
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    I think we will be alright. At least it is for early round games. With Wasserman, Stallings and Ethel we can’t go wrong at the DH and Coach Williams should have the mound covered.

    We will see tomorrow….

  • June 3, 2010 at 2:17 pm
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    You know what, regardless of what happens this weekend with the wins and losses, this team has accomplished SO much and should be congratulated.

    They have the 2nd most wins in the country, they are a number 7 National Seed and they won the Big East regular season….also made it to the semi finals of the tournament (which we have done EVERY year since being in the conference).

    Should our season end this weekend, I for one will be sad, but I will also be so excited for our team bc they are a wonderful group of young men and superior coaches!!

    We have nothing to be ashamed of….

    GO CARDS!!!

    • June 3, 2010 at 7:02 pm
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      Great post Leslie and I agree with you 100%. It’s going to be very difficult to win this regional if the umps are anything like the last crew. Regardless, we have had a wonderful season (another wonderful season should I say….) and man did we love being at the Pat watching U of L win so many games…go CARDS! Against all odds – win this for the Coach.

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