Hard times for University of Louisville baseball.

Kind of embarrassing with Vanderbilt coming to town Tuesday for a 6 p.m. game. UofL and Vandy, remember, played for the regional championship last season at Jim Patterson Stadium. U of L was ranked seventh nationally at the time, Vandy 17th.

Louisville lost the game on a suicide squeeze in the bottom of the 10th inning, eliminating Dan McDonnell’s team from the NCAA tournament with a 50-14 won-lost record. Seems like an eternity ago.

Thereafter, however, U of L lost eight players in the Major League Baseball draft and things have gone south this season. Currently in the midst of a five-game losing streak, Louisville is currently 25-23 overall and 11-10 in the Big East.

Vanderbilt is ranked No. 1 in this week’s National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association poll. The Cards are nowhere.

U of L’s bright spots have been the performances of Ryan Wright and Justin Amlung. Wright, a junior second baseman is currently batting .328. He is the only Cardinal hitting over .300. Amlung, a righthanded sophomore with a 1.58 earned run average, has chalked up an 8-1 record. Not enough of them to go around.

The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light,
And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout …

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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.

2 thoughts on “Vandy won’t recognize U of L baseball”
  1. I’ve seen a couple of games but the season has been depressing. Eight players is a lot to lose in the draft but I thought we had a good nucleus coming back.

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