--By Mike Gilpatrick
--Photo by Jared Anderson
When it rains, it pours.
That was the reason for Louisville’s double-header with Brown on Friday. The threat of heavy rain led to the Cardinald moving their Saturday game to Friday, moving game one to 2pm, and game two to immediately after.
The first game was a one-hit masterpiece, leading to a 7-0 Louisville win. The second was a bit more hit-friendly, but the Cardinals still won 5-4.
Reid Detmers pitched seven innings of no-hit baseball, and struck out 11 for the win. The Sophomore was very efficient- only throwing 89 pitches in his outing. He received the win.
Bears starter Colin Garner was not as fortunate. He threw five innings, but gave up five runs, only one earned, on seven hits and two walks. He obtained the loss.
Lucas Dunn scored Louisville’s first run on a wild pitch with one out in the first. Then, in the third, Dunn scored the second run of the game- advancing to home plate on a Tyler Fitzgerald sacrifice fly to left.
The Cardinals scored three runs in the fourth. Freshman Henry Davis sent Drew Campbell home on a grounder to short. Then, Lucas Dunn led to Louisville’s fourth run- hitting a single to right field; sending Ethan Stringer home. Dunn scored Louisville’s fifth, and went home on a Fitzgerald RBI single.
Fitzgerald hit a two-RBI single in the bottom of the sixth. Snider and Dunn scored.
In total, Dunn scored four Louisville runs, Fitzgerald notched four RBIs, and Snider recorded four hits.
With two outs in the ninth inning, third baseman Willy Hozma hit a single to right field, ending the no-hitter.
Louisville’s second no-hit attempt was foiled when the first batter saw his second pitch.
Nick Bennett pitched the night-cap for the Cardinals, and allowed four runs, three earned over five innings. The runs were off seven hits and three walks. Bennett struck out six.
His opponent, Will Tomlinson, only went four innings. He gave up three runs, all earned, on five walks and two hits. He struck out five.
Brown led Louisville early in the game. Elliott Ginns looped a single into center on the second pitch of his at bat in the top of the second, and scored Parke Phillips.
Louisville tied the game in the same inning. Zeke Pinkham drove in Logan Wyatt with a deep sacrifice fly to center field.
Wyatt gave Louisville the lead in the bottom of the third. He singled down the line in right, and drove in Dunn.
Brown tied the game in the top of the fifth, and took the lead. They tied the game on a double to left from Joe Lomuscio. Louisville had the opportunity to end the inning with one out and the bases loaded. A soft dribbler was tapped to Dunn at second. It appeared to be the perfect double-play ball; but Dunn shuffled it too far right of shortstop Fitzgerald’s glove. The ball went into left-center field. Two runs scored on the play.
Louisville cut their deficit in half in their half of the fifth. Snider reached on a fielder’s choice, and sent freshman third baseman Alex Binelas home.
The Cardinals tied the game in the sixth. Binelas launched a deep fly ball to center, and drove home Stringer.
The game went to extra innings. Then, in the bottom of the 10th, with two outs, Justin Lavey and his .105 average drove in Freshman Trey Leonard to win the game. Jared Poland received the win.
The Cards face off against the Bears 2pm on Saturday or Sunday.
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Mike Gilpatrick is the editor-in-chief, and senior baseball correspondent, for Cardinals baseball. MORE