That’s the Phil Wunderlich, we all know and love.

Wunderlich greeting super ace Vanderbilt pitcher Sonny Gray with a three-run home blast over the left field fence in the third inning for his 21st four-bagger of the year in Louisville’s 7-1 second round regional win over the Nashville team.

“Sonny is a good pitcher and most pitchers try to establish their fastball first time through the order,” said Wunderlich. “Coach Lemonis was preaching to us all day ‘Be ready to hit, be ready to hit the fastball.’ The guys in front of me did a great job of getting on base … and I just got a good pitch to hit and tried to put a good swing on it, got it up into the wind a little bit and it went out.”

Freshman righthander Matt Koch also most impressive, allowing only three hits, forcing 14 ground outs. Future looking good for Matt. Real good. Coming into his own at just the right time.

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By Charlie Springer

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