--By Mike Gilpatrick
--Photo by Roscelle Griffin
There is not a nice way to describe Louisville vs. Florida State, Game two, The Cardinals were shelled by the ‘Noles.
Louisville dropped the penultimate game of the 2019 regular season 14-3. A night after defeating Florida State 14-1, the script totally reversed. Four Louisville pitchers gave up more than two runs or more. The Cardinals managed to record just six hits.
If there were two bright spots, they were Zach Britton and Lucas Dunn. Dunn went 3 for 5 with one run and two doubles, while Britton homered.
Starting pitcher Nick Bennett witnessed his record move to 6-3 after surrendering six runs, all earned; in 2.1 innings pitched. He allowed nine hits, and walked one.
The Cardinals led for the first inning. Danny Oriente took a pitch for the team with the bases loaded, sending Dunn to home plate.
Florida State tied the game in the top of the second. Then, they had a five-run third. The first run was on a groundout, the second on a triple, third on an RBI single, and the final two on a home run from Mattheu Nelson to left.
Britton hit a home run in the bottom of the fourth, his second in as many days. Dunn plated Zeke Pinkham on a double to right center.
FSU had a three run fifth, three run eighth, and two run ninth to close out the game.
Louisville moves to 42-13. The season finale is tomorrow at 1pm. The Cardinals look to end 2019 on a high note.
Mike Gilpatrick is the senior baseball correspondent for River City Cards... MORE