The Louisville baseball team is off to a hot start this season. After a three game series sweep against Eastern Michigan, the Cards are now 11-0 on the year.
After defeating the Eagles 13-0 in the first game, U of L needed some help winning the other two games. The second of the series went 13 innings before the Cards prevailed 3-2. Game three came down to the final inning, but pitching and defense saved the day in the 8-7 victory.
A top candidate for Player of the Year Brendan McKay is batting .621 on the year and has four home runs- one of those is a grand slam. On the mound he is 2-0 with a 0.22 ERA.
Besides McKay, there are six other players with double-digits hits: Logan Taylor, Drew Ellis, Colby Fitch, Devin Hairston, Colin Lyman, and Devin Mann. The offense has a combined .356 batting average, compared to .180 of their opponents.
If there was any question on how the team would do without last year's players like Corey Ray, Zack Burdi, and Kyle Funkhouser that question has been answered.
The program has shown its dominance for years now. According to Kelly Dickey (@realcardgame; Twitter) the baseball team has not lost a home series since 2013 and has won its last 11 games versus in-state opponents, where they have outscored opponents 123-31.
Louisville travels to Eastern Kentucky and returns home against Fort Wayne for a pair of midweek games before opening up conference play.