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Louisville Baseball Postgame Notes

 



March 3, 2012

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  • After the split in today's doubleheader, Louisville holds a 4-2 lead in the all-time series with Pepperdine.

  • The Cardinals are 5-2 at home this season and 160-63 (.717) all-time at Jim Patterson Stadium.

  • Louisville played error-free baseball in both games on Saturday marking the second time this season the Cardinals have gone without an error in back-to-back games.

  • The 7.0 innings in game two on Saturday for sophomore righty Jeff Thompson was a career-long outing.

  • After finishing with two wins as a freshman, Thompson has already surpassed that total with three wins in three starts in 2012.

  • With hits in each of Saturday's game, senior Stewart Ijames has hit safely in seven straight games, the Cardinals' longest active hitting streak.

  • Junior Nick Ratajczak had his seven-game hitting streak halted after finishing 0-for-4 in game one on Saturday.

  • Ratajczak has reached base safely in all 10 Louisville games this season.

  • In 18 innings on Saturday, Louisville pitchers allowed only four earned runs on just seven hits with 17 strikeouts.

  • The three hits in game two on Saturday is a single-game high for junior Zak Wasserman.

  • With his 2-for-4 performance at the plate in game two, Adam Engel earned his team-leading sixth multi-hit game of the season.

  • Making his first career start at third base, freshman Mason Snyder was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored as well as a fantastic diving catch of a foul ball along the fence down the left field line in the seventh inning.

  • Along with first ever start at third on Saturday, Snyder has made three previous starts as the Cards' DH this season.

  • Freshman infielder Zach Lucas made Louisville debut on Saturday as a pinch runner in the eighth inning of game one.

  • Lucas became the 10th first-year Cardinal to see game action this season.
     

     

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