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Louisville Baseball Post-Game Notes


Feb. 28, 2012

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  • Tuesday's loss halted the Cardinals six-game winning streak, their longest string of wins since taking seven straight from May 15-26, 2010.

  • Prior to their two runs in the ninth, the Cardinals had gone 14 straight innings without scoring a run starting with the third inning in Sunday's 6-3 win over Oakland.

  • After finishing with 10 or more hits in six straight games for the first time since 2010, the Cardinals were held to a season-low seven hits on Tuesday.

  • The loss was the first of the season at home for the Cardinals, who are now 159-62 all-time at Jim Patterson Stadium for a .719 winning percentage.

  • Senior righty Derek Self pitched a scoreless ninth inning, his seventh inning of shutout relief this season, and required just five pitches to retire the three batters in the frame.

  • With his single in the third inning, junior second baseman Nick Ratajczak extended his team-leading hitting streak to seven game.

  • Senior outfielder/first baseman Stewart Ijames has hit safely in five straight games.

  • Sophomore outfielder Adam Engel had his six-game hitting streak halted on Tuesday, while sophomore infielder Ty Young had his five-game streak ended.

  • With his 2-for-4 performance on Tuesday, sophomore Cole Sturgeon has four multi-hit games and is hitting .417 overall.

  • Former Louisville pitcher Skylar Meade, a member of the Cardinals' 2007 College World Series team and a four-year letterwinner, is in his fifth season as an assistant at EIU and is the Panthers' pitching coach.


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