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Ã‚Â Give freshman Stewart Ijames the game T-shirt with the No. 41 for his clutch double in the eighth inning, producing two runs and giving U of L the lead for the first time. Maybe the next pitcher will think twice before intentionally walking Chris Dominguez to get to Ijames.
Ã‚Â Give freshman Bob Revesz invaluable experience under extreme pressure. The 6-4 lefthander never flinching, starting the conference title game. Completing five innings, allowing only two runs. Championship game + freshman + success = promising future.
Ã‚Â Admit that Cincinnati’s Mike Spina is a great hitter, with two home runs in the second and sixth innings, trusting he realizes his dream of getting drafted by a major league team during the off season.
Ã‚Â Praise the excellent relief pitching of Gabriel Shaw, Justin Marks and B. J. Rosenberg. They retired 15 of the final 17 Bearcats they faced, most notably Rosenberg shutting down the Spina home run barrage in the ninth.