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.