The Cardinals baseball team emerged unscathed from the first round of the NCAA College World Series this weekend’s double-elimination action that included a victory of the UK wildcats.
The Cards bested Kent State with a score of 5-0 as Kentucky fell to Kansas 10-6 in the first games. UK came out of the losers bracket ahead of Kent State 4-2 while Louisville beat Kansas 6-3. In their third game, the Wildcats edged out Kansas 8-6, leading to another in-state Kentucky NCAA tournament battle.
In the final game of the regionals, a game that was delayed almost four hours due to weather, the Cards beat the ‘Cats 4-1 as they earned three runs in the seventh inning from UK’s Sam Mahar after he replaced Logan Salow, who gave up only one run through his career-high 94 pitches in six innings. The victory allows Louisville to move on to the best-of-three Super Regionals where they will face the winner of today’s noon game between Alabama and Kennesaw State.