Racing Louisville FC inspires young girl overcoming leukemia Monday, Apr 12 2021 

"It means so much to me," Ellie Hurley said. "It's very inspiring that all these girls can do so much."

        

U of L baseball walks away with a loss against Florida State Sunday, Apr 11 2021 

By: Hannah Walker–

The No. 5 Louisville Cardinal’s baseball team played against the Florida State Seminoles on April 10 at Jim Patterson Stadium. U of L lost with a final score of 5-8.

U of L sophomore Luke Seed was the starting pitcher. He was able to pitch for four innings and make four strikeouts during his time on the mound. However, seven hits were also made by Florida State from his pitches. This put U of L behind both offensively and defensively throughout the game.

Florida State started the game off with many great hits. They scored at the top of the second inning as well as the top of the fourth. U of L continued to lag behind until the bottom of the fifth inning.

During the bottom of the fifth inning, U of L made 4 RBIs. Sophomore infielder Alex Binelas made a homerun to right field and three players were able to score: junior infielder/outfielder Cameron Masterman, sophomore catcher Henry Davis and sophomore infielder Cooper Bowman.

Still, Florida State continued to lead when they scored once during the top of the sixth inning and five times during the top of the eighth inning. U of L continued to not score until the bottom of the ninth inning.

U of L attempted to catch up to Florida State. Binelas made another homerun to left center during the bottom of the ninth inning, but it wasn’t enough to win the game.

“I didn’t think we played very well tonight,” said head coach Dan McDonnell during a postgame interview. “It’s amazing. We’re six outs away from a victory, but defensively we don’t play well.”

U of L will play against Florida State again today at 4:00 p.m. in hopes of having more motivation to win.

Photo Courtesy of Justin Krueger// U of L Athletics

Gia Combs crowned as 2021 Kentucky Derby Festival Queen Saturday, Apr 10 2021 

Gia Combs, a senior studying Psychology with a minor in Pan-African Studies at the University of Louisville, was crowned as queen at a ceremony Friday.

        

UofL’s Carlik Jones to enter NBA Draft process, retain collegiate eligibility Saturday, Apr 10 2021 

The senior guard will retain eligibility by entering the draft but not signing with an agent through the process. Jones was an All-ACC first team selection.

        

U of L baseball wins against Florida State during extra inning Saturday, Apr 10 2021 

By: Hannah Walker–

The No. 5 Louisville Cardinal’s baseball team faced the Florida State Seminoles on April 9 at Jim Patterson Stadium and won with a final score of 4-3. The game had a slow start as both teams struggled offensively. Nonetheless, Louisville was able to pick things up towards the final inning of the game.

The starting pitcher for U of L was junior Michael Kirian. The star player successfully pitched for the first seven innings, made 10 strike outs and had a pitching total of 91. Following Kirian’s pitching, senior Adam Elliott took over during the last three innings of the game and had 5 strikeouts during his short time on the mound. This is what ultimately led to the win.

No scores were made for either team during the first five innings of the game. For this reason, U of L struggled until the bottom of the sixth inning. Finally, one RBI was made when junior outfielder Luke Brown singled to the pitcher. It wasn’t long after when sophomore infielder Cooper Bowman advanced to second, and freshman infielder Christian Knapczyk scored as well.

U of L continued to stay ahead of Florida State when they scored a second time during the bottom of the sixth inning. Sophomore infielder Alex Binelas singled to center field and advanced on a throw. This allowed junior outfielder Luke Brown to advance to third and give Bowman the chance to score. Louisville went into the seventh inning with a three-point lead.

During the top of the seventh inning, Florida State started to score as well. They were able to make 3 RBIs, and this tied the score 3-3.

No scores were made for either team during the eighth and ninth inning; causing the game to go into an extra inning. Luckily, for Louisville, sophomore outfielder Levi Usher singled to center field on an RBI. Sophomore catcher Henry Davis then advanced to third and gave Knapczyk the ability to score. This broke the tie and gave Louisville the win.

“If you notice there’s a couple innings where we had a few fly outs,” said head coach Dan McDonell during a post-game interview. “I think we got a little big during the eighth and ninth and the message going into the 10th was ‘guys we’ve got to stay on the ball and move the ball.’” Because of these encouraging messages made by the coaching staff, Louisville is able to go into tomorrow’s game with a more focused and confident outlook.

U of L will play against Florida State again on April 10 at Jim Patterson Stadium at 1:00 p.m. (with the possibility of a delay.)

Photo Courtesy of Justin Krueger// U of L Athletics 

U of L baseball takes a loss against school rival UK Wednesday, Apr 7 2021 

By: Hannah Walker–

The No. 5 Louisville Cardinal’s baseball team faced the Kentucky Wildcats at Jim Patterson Stadium on Apr. 6. Because of the Wildcat’s consistent offense throughout each inning, U of L lost with a final score of 7-11.

At the start of the game, Louisville kept a steady defense. Freshman Tate Kuehner was the starting pitcher, and he was successfully able to have a total of 52 pitches and 4 strike outs during the first two innings.

There were no RBIs (runs batted in) for either team during the first inning. However, that all changed when one of UK’s players made a homerun to center field during the top of the second inning.

Still, U of L stayed on the Wildcat’s toes when they had 3 RBIs during the bottom of the second inning. Junior outfielder Trey Leonard doubled to right field and junior infielder/outfielder Cameron Masterman scored.

Following Masterman’s score, infielder/outfielder Lucas Dunn singled to center field and Leonard scored. U of L continued to perform at their best when sophomore outfielder Levi Usher filed out to center field and Dunn scored. This tied the game up to 3-3 going into the third inning.

At the top of the third inning, UK broke the tie when they had 5 RBIs. U of L attempted to catch up during the bottom of the third inning when sophomore infielder Alex Binelas made a homerun to left field. This allowed sophomore catcher Henry Davis to score, but it wasn’t enough to take back the lead.

There were no RBIs for either team during the fourth inning, but that was no problem for UK. They were able to make 2 RBIs at the top of the fifth inning and continue to trail ahead of U of L.

U of L still pressed on when Davis made a homerun to center field during the bottom of the sixth inning. However, UK made a score of their own during the top of the eighth inning.

Although U of L stayed motivated till the end, it wasn’t enough to win the game. The Cardinals made 1 final score during the bottom of the ninth inning and lost.

“I had a Q & A session with our players,” head coach Dan McDonnell said during a post-game interview. “It was kind of a ‘who can tell me something that happened tonight,’ type of talk.” McDonnell continued to comment on how it wasn’t about pointing fingers at who messed up that night, but about teaching the game for future improvement.

U of L will play again on Apr. 9 at Jim Patterson Stadium at 6:00 p.m. against Florida State.

Photo Courtesy of Justin Krueger// U of L Athletics

The post U of L baseball takes a loss against school rival UK appeared first on The Louisville Cardinal.

Woodford Reserve’s $1,000 mint julep to honor Black jockeys Tuesday, Apr 6 2021 

Sales from the $1,000 mint juleps will benefit Kentucky nonprofit Project to Protect African-American Turf History.

        

Louisville baseball is ready for the annual Battle of the Bluegrass game Tuesday, Apr 6 2021 

By: Hannah Walker–

The No. 5 Louisville Cardinal’s baseball team will be playing against their rival on Apr. 6 at 6:00 p.m. The Kentucky Wildcats will travel to Jim Patterson Stadium to play in the annual Battle of the Bluegrass game. You can watch the game on ACC Network or listen to the game on 93.9 The Ville.

After winning 2 out of the 3 games against Wake Forest this past weekend, Louisville will play to secure another win on their home field. Louisville won against Kentucky during the 2019 season in a weekend game series, but Kentucky keeps the series lead of 63-46-1 for the Battle of the Bluegrass.

After tonight’s game, Louisville will continue to play on their home field this week when they go up against Florida State.

Photo Courtesy of Justin Krueger// U of L Athletics

 

The post Louisville baseball is ready for the annual Battle of the Bluegrass game appeared first on The Louisville Cardinal.

Churchill Downs to sell ‘limited’ Infield-only tickets for Kentucky Oaks, Derby Monday, Apr 5 2021 

According to a news release, sales of the tickets will be limited to approximately 25 to 30% of Infield capacity. Here's what you need to know.

        

Cardinals walk away with a win after Wake Forest game Saturday, Apr 3 2021 

By: Hannah Walker–

No. 5 Louisville baseball played a home game on Apr. 2 against Wake Forest University. U of L won with a final score of 5-3.

Junior Michael Kirian was the starting pitcher of the night for U of L. He was able to make 117 pitches throughout his six innings played, as well as have 11 strikeouts against the opposing team.

Although Kirian said he didn’t play his best during a post-game interview, he was still able to keep a strong defense till the end of the game.

During the first inning, Wake Forest came out at their best. They were able to make a point during the top of the first inning to put them in the lead at the start of the game.

Still, it wasn’t long till U of L took the lead when they scored two points during the bottom of the second inning. Junior outfielder Trey Leonard singled to the right side, and both junior infielder/outfielder Lucas Dunn and sophomore infielder Alex Binelas scored.

No points were scored for either team during the third inning, but Louisville changed that when junior infielder/outfielder Cameron Masterman singled up the middle. This allowed both Leonard and Dunn to score two points for the Cardinals.

U of L continued to do well on offense when sophomore catcher Henry Davis made a home run during the bottom of the fifth inning; putting Louisville 4 points ahead of Wake Forest.

Wake Forest tried to catch up, making two points during the top of the sixth inning, but it wasn’t enough to put them in the lead against the Cardinals.

No points were made during the seventh, eighth or ninth inning, which left the Cards with the win.

“Tonight, we faced a really good arm. We had a quality start on pitching with Kirian, Kuehner and Elliott,” said assistant coach Eric Snider during a post-game interview. “It’s good to see the team compete and look like they are having fun out there, because this is their team not our team.”

Louisville baseball with continue to face Wake Forest this weekend during their 3-game series. They will play their next game on Apr. 3 at 1:00 p.m. at Jim Patterson Stadium.

Photo Courtesy of Justin Krueger// U of L Athletics

The post Cardinals walk away with a win after Wake Forest game appeared first on The Louisville Cardinal.

Next Page »