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Louisville Baseball Postgame Notes

 



March 6, 2012

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  • With Tuesday's win, the Cardinals even the all-time series with the Hoosiers at 19-19. Louisville has won 10 of the last 12 in the series.

  • The Cardinals are 7-2 at home this season and 162-63 (.720) all-time at Jim Patterson Stadium.

  • The 13 runs and 15 hits were both season highs for the Cardinals.

  • The 13 runs were the most since the 14-2 win over Notre Dame on May 19, 2011.

  • The 15 hits were the most since they finished with 15 in an 11-2 win over Kent State on March 22, 2011.

  • Louisville has played error-free baseball in four straight games marking the longest stretch of games without an error for the Cardinals since they went four straight during the 2010 NCAA Regional (June 4-7).

  • All nine starters in the Louisville lineup on Tuesday had a hit.

  • The five runs in the first inning on Tuesday matched a season-high for runs in a single inning equaling the five scored in the fourth inning of the 7-4 win over Oakland.

  • With his two hits on Tuesday, senior Stewart Ijames has hit safely in nine straight games, the Cardinals' longest streak of the season.

  • In the Cards' nine-game homestand which ended on Tuesday, Ijames hit .375 with four home runs, 11 RBI, five walks and a .844 slugging percentage.

  • With his 2-for-4 performance on Tuesday, sophomore Adam Engel earned his team-leading seventh multi-hit game of the season.

  • Through 12 games this season, Louisville has stolen 24 bases in 29 attempts while limiting opponents to only 10 in 15 attempts.

  • Seven Cardinals have started at least half of the 12 games and are hitting .340 or higher: Jeff Gardner (.357, 12 starts), Cole Sturgeon (.351, 11 starts), Adam Engel (.346, 12 starts), Stewart Ijames (.341, 12 starts), Zak Wasserman (.474, 6 starts), Mason Snyder (.440, 6 starts) and Ty Young (.435, 8 starts).

  • Ijames leads the Cardinals with 11 RBI, while Gardner is next with 10.

  • Louisville is 7-0 this season when scoring first.

  • The Cardinals are 9-0 when leading after the sixth inning.

  • Through the first 12 games, Louisville has a .322 team batting average while opposing batters are hitting just .223 against Cardinal pitching.

  • Freshman righty Joe Ceja pitched a scoreless inning of relief in the eighth to become the 11th different first-year Cardinal to see game action in 2012.
     

     

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