--By Mike Gilpatrick
--Photo by Jared Anderson
The Louisville Cardinals have completed their second week of games, and are standing at 5-2. They took one game against Connecticut, one against EKU, and three against Brown.
We found out a little about Dan McDonnell’s current squad. Some players stood over the most. Here’s a look at our pitcher, player, freshman, and note of the week:
Pitcher of the Week: LHP Reid Detmers
If you haven’t heard, the Sophomore is even better in his second season.
Detmers was named ACC player of the week for this week, after throwing seven no-hit innings in Friday’s game against Brown. In the win, he struck out 11, and retired the first 16 batters he faced, before surrendering a walk in the sixth.
The walk was the only batter to reach. Detmers retired the next five in order.
He’s started two games, and looked like an ace. He has an ERA of 0.75, and has only allowed one run over 12 innings. Opponents are hitting a cool .103 against him. 14 have struck out.
Batter of the Week: 1B Logan Wyatt
There were many names that could have been on the list. Tyler Fitzgerald and Lucas Dunn have been lighting it up the past four games. But the one player that had the best week is Junior first baseman Logan Wyatt.
He hit .357 over the week, and scored three times, drove in four, and had one double. His performance added to a week where he hit five out of nine at bats. His best performance was against Brown on Saturday/Sunday (NCAA baseball rules are weird), and scored twice while driving in twice.
Wyatt leads the team in OPS. He has a high 1.302, and is currently over .600 in both on-base percentage and slugging.
Freshman/Newcomer of the Week: OF Trey Leonard
Leonard may be a Sophomore, but did not play his first collegiate season. Academically, he is a Sophomore. But for all intents and purposes may be a redshirt Sophomore.
Leonard appeared in all seven games for the Cardinals thus far, and hit one hit: an RBI single late in the game. Leonard has also scored twice, and has one more RBI. He’s also stolen one base.
Look for Leonard to see more playing time off the bench this season.
Note of the Week:
The Cardinals have about 1,000 uniform combinations (I am being sarcastic, of course. Louisville has like 16). Adidas has decked out Louisville like Oregon Football. But until now, there has not been an awesome, 80s-throwback uniform combo.
I present to you: The V-Neck classic.
Some teams can do it right. Just look at the 1984 Detroit Tigers. Other teams, not so much (looking at you, 1970s Chicago White Sox.) Just look at the throwback Cardinals wordmark logo. And the vintage-style hat. They are gorgeous. In fact, this uniform combo has jumped all the way to the top for this writer.
I know that some fans are fans of the multi-colored, rainbow uniform. That one is way too much like the Houston Astros circa-1977. They also do not have a number on the front of the jersey (Which makes finding player photos tougher).
But these, are perfect. If they had a road-grey version, then there would not need to be a million other options for uniforms.
The Cards take on Xavier tomorrow at 3pm.
Mike Gilpatrick is the senior baseball correspondent for River City Cards... MORE