Baseball defeats Ole Miss in season opener Thursday, Feb 20 2020 

By Cole Emery–

The top-ranked Cardinals defeated the No. 18 Ole Miss Rebels 7-2 Fri. Feb. 14 at Swayze Field.

Louisville (1-0, 0-0), had their deepest run in postseason in program history last season and brought six players back who started at least 30 games.

The game started out slow, without a single run for either team until the fifth inning. Junior Reid Detmers (1-0) allowed just one run and struck out nine in his first five innings this season. Senior Adam Elliott helped hold off the Rebels for two innings then junior Michael Kirian closed the door on Ole Miss (0-1, 0-0) to secure the save.

Both teams struggled to bring runs in with runners in scoring position early on in the game. Louisville loaded up the bases in the first inning, but came away without a run. The Rebels matched the inning by getting two runners in scoring position, but Detmers struck out three batters in a row to get out of the inning.

In the bottom of the fifth, Junior Anthony Servideo singled to right field allowing freshman John Rhys Plumlee to score the first of the game for Ole Miss.

This ignited a spark for the Cardinals as junior Luke Brown and senior Danny Oriente lay down two singles to start the sixth inning. After a wild pitch, both runners advanced to scoring positions. Junior Zach Britton drove the runners home with a double into the left-center field gap.

Sophomore Henry Davis backed them up with a double of his own and secured the run thanks to a ground rule double by senior Justin Lavey which broke the score open to a 4-1 lead for the Cardinals.

The Rebels obtained another run in the eighth inning, but gave up three runs in the ninth inning to the Cardinals.

 

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No. 7 Louisville baseball defeated by No.2 Vanderbilt in first round of CWS Sunday, Jun 16 2019 

By Gabriel Wiest —

Omaha,Ne. — Seventh-ranked Louisville baseball (49-17) fell to No.2 Vanderbilt (55-11) 3-1 in the first round of the College World Series. Louisville must win the next two games to stay in Omaha.

ACC Pitcher of the year Reid Detmers’ first pitch in the bottom of the first inning resulted in a home run from Austin Martin for the Commodores.

Louisville picked up steam in the top of the fifth inning with a run by junior Justin Lavey made possible by a single down the middle by freshmen Henry Davis.

Sophomore Bryan Hoeing relieved Detmers in the bottom of the sixth inning. Detmers left the game with an ERA of 2.79, shutting out Vanderbilt for four innings.

Vanderbilt’s Martin hit a home run to give the Commodores a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Louisville struck out the last two innings of the game.

While this game puts Louisville in the losers bracket, there is still a chance for Louisville to show up in the World Series.

The Cardinals have faced double elimination already in the post-season when they lost to Illinois State in the Regionals.

Louisville plays again June 18. The Cardinals will play either Mississippi State or Auburn.

Photo by Gabriel Wiest / The Louisville Cardinal

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