Fans crowded together inside of Jim Patterson Stadium to see #2 Louisville face #8 Kentucky in a mid-season baseball game. With great weather conditions and two rivalry teams ranked in the top ten it is easy to see why a new record crowd of 6,210 people were in attendance. Louisville topped Kentucky 5-3.
The Cards scored all of their runs early on, leading 5-0 after three innings. Kentucky posted all of their runs in the final inning with two outs.
Drew Ellis kicked the scoring off when his double scored Brendan McKay and Devin Hairston, who got on by error. The following inning Hairston's ground rule double knocked in Colby Fitch and Josh Stowers. Louisville's final run in the third inning. With the bases loaded Stowers was hit by a pitch and sent ellis home.
The Wildcats scattered seven hits over the first eight innings before putting four hits together in the ninth inning to score all three of their runs. Marcus Carson went three-for-four with a run scored to lead the way for UK.
Trailing by two with two outs Kentucky had runners on the corners and was threatening to score again. Zach Reks, who had a pair of RBI's for the Cats, attempted to steal second, but was gunned down by Fitch to end the game.
Starting pitcher Shane Hummel recorded his third won of the year and remained undefeated. Closer Lincoln Henzman was the Cards' seventh pitcher of the game and recorded his eighth save of the season.
Notes -Louisville has now won six straight against Kentucky.
-Lincoln Henzman is one save away from being in the Top 10 on the all-time save list at U of L.
-Louisville has defeated in-state opponents 13 straight games with the score totaling 139-35.
Louisville improves to 25-3 this season. #17 Wake Forest comes in town this weekend in a battle to help determine the top team in the Atlantic division.