--By Mike Gilpatrick
--Photo by Jared Anderson
In 2016, the Louisville Cardinals football team routed Florida State. This year, in 2019, the Louisville Baseball team had their turn ripping the Seminoles.
Dan McDonnell and Co. downed soon-to-be retiree Mike Martin and the ‘Noles 14-1. Reid Detmers had another great start with more than 10 strikeouts. Louisville’s offense hit a grand total of four home runs.
Detmers threw six innings, and did not surrender a run. He struck out 11 surrendered four hits, and walked two. He received the win.
Three Cardinals hit home runs in four batters in the first inning. Logan Wyatt ripped a two-run blast to right field on the first pitch of his at-bat, scoring Lucas Dunn. Then, Freshman phenom Alex Binelas hit a high home run to right-center two pitches later. Two batters later, Zach Britton homered to right center.
Louisville added seven runs in the bottom of the second inning. Justin Lavey scored on a throwing error by the third baseman. Then, Wyatt recorded an RBI single on a 3-1 count. Binelas homered again to right center, scoring two other runners. Drew Campbell doubled in Danny Oriente for Louisville’s last run in the inning.
Jake Snider reached the plate on a double play from Alex Binelas in the third.
In the bottom of the seventh, lightning delayed the game. It would resume over an hour later. Binelas recorded an RBI when the game resumed, on a sacrifice fly that scored Cameron Masterman.
Florida State’s Robby Martin plated the only Seminole run in the eighth, after hitting a single on a 1-1 count.
Dunn recorded a sacrifice fly and RBI in the bottom of the inning for Louisville’s last run.
The Cardinals move to 42-12. Game two is at 6pm on Friday, May 17th. It is the penultimate game of the season.