The number one team in the country is off to a hot start. In fact, their 19-0 undefeated start is the best in program history. The Louisville baseball team swept Boston College en route of their accomplishment.
Game One: Louisville 6, Boston College 0 Brendan McKay (4-0) tossed a shutout for seven innings and had 12 strikeouts. His ERA has dropped to 0.36. Colby Fitch went two-for-four with three RBI to lead the way. Both of his hits were doubles. Logan Taylor scored twice in the win.
Game Two: Louisville 6, Boston College 4 This is the game where the Cards set the new school record for best start, surpassing the 1957's squad of 17-0. Kade McClure (3-0) pitched eight innings, giving up one run and had nine strikeouts. Drew Ellis and Devin Mann each had a pair of hits. The Cards stole five bases on the day.
Game Three: Louisville 5, Boston College 3 Out of the three games this series, this one gave the biggest scare. The score sat at 2-2 after five and a half innings before the Cards took the lead and held the lead. Junior Rabon Martin (3-0) got the win. U of L capitalized on four errors by the Eagles to help score. Devin Hairston went two-for-four and Colin Lyman had a pair of RBI in the win.
Baseball fans had a scare this weekend in the second and third games. Boston College looked to pull the upset against Louisville. Coach McDonnell and his squad held on and pulled through.
Pitching has been the highlight for this team. McKay and McClure have done a fantastic job as starters. Lincoln Henzman has been a solid closer this season and is up to five saves.
The offense is in somewhat of a slump right now. Scoring five or six runs is still good, but compared to double-digits on numerous occasions the bats have been cold.
Louisville sits at 19-0 and is 6-0 in the ACC. The Cards visit Cincinnati Tuesday for a midweek game before traveling to Raleigh to face the NC State Wolfpack next weekend.