--By Mike Gilpatrick
--Photo by Jared Anderson
The story is the same. Reid Detmers pitched an absolute gem. But this time, it was different.
Louisville’s ace gave up a hit in the first. He still led the Cards to an easy 4-0 victory over the Boston College Golden Eagles. At gametime, the temperature was in the low-40s, and dropped slightly as the game progressed. The temperature helped ensure that batters would not reach first.
Louisville scored their first run in the first inning. Danny Oriente bounced a single through the left side of the infield on the second pitch of his at bat, and drove Jake Snider home. It was Oriente’s eighth RBI of 2019.
After that, the game progressed quickly. Louisville was in the fifth inning roughly one hour after first pitch.
Boston College’s starter, Dan Metzdorf, was the first starter to leave the game. He went 4.2 innings, and gave up just the one earned run on two hits and four walks. He struck out five batters, and faced 20.
Drew Campbell broke the non-scoring stalemate in the bottom of the sixth inning. He hit a 102.8 mph drive to right-center field, and plated Logan Wyatt. It was Campbell’s eighth season RBI. Then, Campbell advanced to third on a wild pitch. Another led to Campbell’s score.
Detmers allowed his second hit of the game in the seventh inning. He recorded two more outs before being relieved by Michael McAvene. The Louisville ace only allowed three hits, and struck out 13. Circle K (Detmer’s new nickname, or what it should be) pitched another spectacular game. His ERA now sits at 0.33.
A passed ball led to Louisville’s fourth run of the game in their half of the seventh. Justin Lavey scored.
Louisville moves to 10-3 (1-0 ACC). They face off for two more against the Eagles. Since the weather most likely will not cooperate, the gametime will be sometime tomorrow.