No way to really measure the effect of all the rain, delayed games and the reshuffling of theÂ Big East Tournament schedule on the University of Louisville baseball team.
Took a toll, no doubt, on all the teams … and their fans. The slow pace of baseball sometimes just makes you want to forget about the sport, and we probably would were U of L not involved and winning. Which is worst, the slow pace of baseball or frenetic grind of NBA basketball?
Coach Dan McDonnell had no choice but to again use Justin Marks, the Big East pitcher of the year, with Notre Dame taking batting practice against the U of L pitching staff.
Marks was not immune from the onslaught, giving up three hits, two bases on balls, and two runs in the final three innings.
But Marks had just enough left, with Notre Dame runners dancing off second and third, to strike out one final batter, giving Louisville a 7-6 win over the Irish.
Third straight trip in as many years to the Big East Baseball Tournament championship game.
UConn awaits in the on-deck circle. Game time 11 a.m.