Stowers clearing the fences now, UofL over Vandy 6-2

Josh Stowers clearing the fences lately, collecting his third career home run in the last seven games.

Josh Stowers has been hitting the baseball hard all season long, sending opposing outfielders back to the warning track on a regular basis, the vast majority of them long outs. Like he was measuring the distance or something. 

Well, Stowers seems to have figured it out, looking really comfortable going for the fences.

He was back at it again Tuesday, with another one of those towering home runs, the kind that look like they will go into orbit. The sophomore outfielder obviously getting more comfortable at the plate.

Score tied 0-0 in the bottom of the second inning, Louisville looking to get over off to a quicker start than in recent games. Pitching duels can be fun but they get old quickly one game after the other. 

Stowers will take things into his own hands, one of those blasts that looks like it will shatter the outfield lights. His third home run in the last 10 days, the third in his college career — a three-run blow scoring Devin Mann and Colin Lyman in front of him.

He will collect his second hit of the day, a single, driving in Mann again in the sixth inning, having provided much of wham in Louisville’s 6-2 win over Vanderbilt before a crowd of 4,120 at Jim Patterson Stadium.

Josh sharpening his batting eye, getting confidence and gaining respect for the lower part of the lineup. Couldn’t happen at a better time, with only seven more games remaining to the regular season.

Charlie Springer

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