It Begins

Louisville Cardinals vs. Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks (NCAA)

32276979124_49f7940432_zJim Patterson Stadium-Louisville, KY:  It officially begins, the 2017 baseball season.  As it was, Saturday was the coldest day here in Louisville, so obviously, that’s the only game we were able to make.   A little cold weather isn’t enough to ruin our baseball fun, however, (even though Brian looks miserable in the photo).  With Papa down visiting from Michigan, we were all happy to be at Jim Patterson Stadium for our first ballgame of the year.

32798958550_bfc5fcac05_z33139473066_f7070bbdba_zOn the hill for the Cards, Kade McClure earned the win, pitching six innings while striking out nine.  He only gave up one hit and walked only three.  In relief, Sam Bordner and Shay Smiddy preserved the shutout for Louisville.

32276979194_20dc8558e0_z32276979804_2dabf476b3_zOn the offensive side, Louisville was led by Colby Fitch, who went 2-4 with two runs scored and an RBI.  Also, Brendan McKay was being Brendan McKay, going 2-2 with a run and an RBI, while Drew Ellis went 2-3 with a run and RBI, also.  Nebraska-Omaha didn’t do themselves any favors, either, committing four errors.  In the end, it was a blowout and a shutout for the Cardinals.  Final: Cardinals 10, Mavericks 0.

33139450046_495b43306d_zDespite the cool temperatures, it was a fun day of baseball, and it wasn’t over with the Cards. We had to rush back to the OC, so Brian could take part in his Little League evaluation, as the draft was on Sunday.  Here’s a photo below from his eval.  Not sure when we’ll see Louisville at home next, but have plans to visit Lexington in a couple of weeks.  As for me, I’m just glad the baseball season has begun.

33080271966_397d24d0b9_zPhotos property of Minoring In Baseball


  1. Jackie, The Baseball Bloggess

    I’m been enjoying lots of the free hot chocolate that UVA gives out at games when the temperatures drop below 45. The early games are fun (although typically very cold), but the real season begins when ACC games begin! Lots of talented teams in the ACC … my Hoo’s have some hard work ahead. 🙂

    • Minoring In Baseball

      The Hoos have a tough weekend with NC for sure. We plan on heading to Lexington for our first UK game this weekend of the weather holds up. The coldest days always coincide with my days off…

  2. Crippy

    Mike, sorry to leave this in a comment but I don’t have your email. What theme are you using for your blog? I want to switch my theme back to the one I originally had so my posts will be picked up by the MLB mother site but I don’t remember the name. Thanks!-Chris

    • Minoring In Baseball

      The theme I’m using is called ‘Retro-fitted’. I don’t think that the MLB site recognizes mine, either, for the 50 and 100 lists. Most of the blogs I’ve seen that use the MLB themes, though, just show up black and white, so not sure what’s going on with that. Hope this helps, and sorry for the delay!

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