Cards take on Catamounts
Louisville Cardinals vs. Western Carolina Catamounts (NCAA)
Jim Patterson Stadium-Louisville, KY: It’s that time of year again, when college baseball fans can rejoice because baseball for us starts so much sooner than the pros. This can make for some rough game weather wise in February and March, but for us we had a perfect day in the ‘Ville for our first game of the season.
The Cards were hosting the Western Carolina Catamounts for a non-conference series, and were looking to stay undefeated. Leading the charge offensively for Louisville was second baseman Devin Mann, who went 1-3 with an RBI and a run, and Danny Oriente who also went 1-3 with an RBI. On the mound, Liam Jenkins started the game, throwing three innings while giving up one run on one hit, and striking out six. Reid Detmers earned the win in relief, throwing three scoreless innings and striking out seven. Final: Cardinals 3, Catamounts 2.
The weather has turned cold and nasty again, so we haven’t been to any more games. We have lots to look forward to this summer, though, and Brian has already started his Little League practices, so more to come.
Photos property of Minoring In Baseball
It’s been freezing in our ‘Ville for games, too. (I’ve gone through a good amount of hand warmers this season!) But, the new stadium renovations at Virginia are awesome … real seats have replaced the benches on the first base side which made yesterday’s 5-hour extra inning game much easier to sit through. Well, that and the Hoos won their first ACC series! Virginia’s very young and has already dealt with a lot of injuries to veterans. But, they’re scrappy and never give up. Always worth the frostbite! 🙂
I realized I hate March, we just got dumped with a bunch of snow!!!! The Cards are a little younger, also, and lost some big guns but are hanging in there with some good teams.